How to Build or Repair a Horse-Drawn Wagon
A request we hear frequently is for plans or instructions on how to build or restore a farm wagon. I have no plans for building wagons. I know how to build them simply from dealing with wagons. Most farm wagons are built essentially the same way, with variations based on the maker, function, and so forth. A farm wagon has a removable body that can be easily replacedone running gear, many bodies.
When restoring a wagon, you must have enough left of it to determine the individual peculiarities associated with it. From that, combined with a basic knowledge of farm wagon construction, you should be able to reconstruct the wagon back to original condition.
The next thing you need is basic knowledge. Here is my best advice:
So that's it: Learn basic wagon construction, find any picture of the particular farm wagon in question, and the rest will be a breeze.
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29 April 2012 last revision