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I just became the owner of a WH dump cart... for the second time.  I bought it five years ago for $40 and it sat around the garage for two years, then I gave it to my friend when he bought my last tractor.  He wasn't going to get around to restoring it, so he gave it back to me this week to go with my new 857.  Friday I dropped off the tub at my local welding shop to fix the rotted rear lip.  Anything Wheel Horse is hard to come by here in Kentucky and this has been the only cart I've come across over the years.

 

I need some help with wheels and tires for this project.

 

What where the original style of tires on these carts, the ribbed wheel barrel style?

 

My wheels are very rusted; one especially around the tube stem hole.  Is there a wheel barrel tire/wheel combo out there with the same hub offset?

 

Here's some old pics back from when I first purchased the cart...

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Certainly a worthy project. Post picks when finished . :handgestures-thumbupright:

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You can find some new wheels that will work, but you may need to make some pipe spacers to go behind the wheel to take up the extra space.

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The wheels could possible be salvaged by blasting them clean and filling/smoothing pitted areas with JBWeld

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9 hours ago, oliver2-44 said:

The wheels could possible be salvaged by blasting them clean and filling/smoothing pitted areas with JBWeld

Save those wheels if possible. They also fit the early tractors, RJs Suburbans. Purists restoring RJs for complete factory restoration look for those rims because there are no holes for wheel weights

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On 10/18/2017 at 6:30 AM, wallfish said:

Save those wheels if possible. They also fit the early tractors, RJs Suburbans. Purists restoring RJs for complete factory restoration look for those rims because there are no holes for wheel weights

Wow, really?  I was going to scrap them - I'll be sure to clean them up.  I've never owned a RJ/Suburban and they're my favorite WH - one of those is my dream restoration project.

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Looks like the wheels are scrap anyways...

 

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I had the frame blasted and then I managed to get some priming and painting done.

 

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I had to replace one of my wheels and got one from Harbor Freight. Had to put some spacers on the axle, but its functional. Mine had more cancer than yours on the rear lip. Rebuild thread is here:

Tub Cart Repair

Good luck!

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Thanks for the link, you're project thread is a good reference.  

I tore the cart apart five years ago and can't remember something; does the spring/bolt/nut for the dump lever go on top or underneath the cart frame?

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Mine was on top. Doest mean its right....

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Yes, I guess I focused in on the bolt and spring part. The mechanism is below. If you need a pic underneath, let me know and I will snap one. 

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I haven't much spare time, but here is where I am currently.

 

I have the tub back from the weld shop with the new rear lip patched it.

 

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I also picked up new wheels/tires and a lever knob.

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I had the tub sandblasted, sprayed primer, and then I coated the back in POR15.

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I did a good scuff on the primer with a Scotchbright pad, cleaned, and painted the inside.  I may do a coat of bedliner inside to hide some of the rust pitting. 

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I had Rhinoliner sprayed in Emory's cart.  Looks to be pretty tough stuff and gave it a really nice look.

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