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Project by GaryCN posted 06-30-2018 02:30 PM 1575 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking for a wagon to transport coolers over rough terrain and lawn. Pneumatic Tires on the Harbor Freight Wagon was a plus but the 4’ length was more than I needed and not easily transported in an SUV, Mod was in order I made a new deck recycling some oak paneling left over from when I remodeled my kitchen. Shortened the deck by 18” in length and 2” in width to 30” X 22”. I used a 25% off coupon that brought the $70 wagon down to $52.50. Not too bad considering 4 -10” pneumatic tires alone would have cost me $24.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati





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Joe

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#1 posted 06-30-2018 02:47 PM

What a great idea! Your transformation of a Harbor Freight utility wagon to a sweet looking cooler transport is terrific. Excellent job. I would sure like to hear more of the details of how you did that. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 06-30-2018 02:53 PM

very cool upgrade Gary last picture is very awesome …. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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GaryCN

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#3 posted 06-30-2018 03:09 PM


I would sure like to hear more of the details of how you did that. Thanks for inspiring

- Joe

The original deck had the axle mounting points welded to the deck, the oak I used is 3/4: so it was thick enough to flush recess the 9 bolts that I replaced. The only thing I did not use from some assembly required wagon was the original deck. Lining up the holes was easy everything went smooth.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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GaryCN

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#4 posted 06-30-2018 03:18 PM

The finish I used was Krylon Semi-Transparent wood stain (Cedar) from a spray can. The can states water repellant & UV protection.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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Joe

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#5 posted 06-30-2018 04:00 PM

Thanks for the extra details. Your project was a great idea and I’m sure many Lumberjocks will be interested too. So many talented people on this forum, I see great ideas and learn something new everyday. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#6 posted 06-30-2018 05:54 PM

You did a very nice job on this wagon. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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robscastle

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#7 posted 07-01-2018 08:46 AM

Looks good,
I am interested for sure!
A couple more pictures of it loaded up would be good and obviously the cooler contents too!
That would really get me interested !! (tee hee).

Dont take it to work or the baggage handlers might bless it

-- Regards Rob

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GaryCN

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#8 posted 07-02-2018 01:32 PM


A couple more pictures of it loaded
- robscastle


-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#9 posted 07-03-2018 07:14 AM

Yea! very good now if only the lid was open!!

-- Regards Rob

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