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New hand Cart Find

Post by TNYankee » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:29 am

This is a true barn find! Well, it was a chicken coop find. On Monday I went to look at what was explained to me as a WWII cart, and sure enough it was a 100% original and complete 1943 John Woods M3a4 cart. I was shocked to find it in excellent and complete condition. The family told me at has been sitting in their chicken coop since the 1940's. They live about 20 miles from Camp Toccoa and the gentleman who use to live there had some affiliation to the base. After the war he brought several items home, including this cart. His house was previously a barracks building from the post and after the war he purchased it, disassembled it, move it to his property, re-assembled it, and made it into his home. The family said that the chicken house was beginning to fall apart and they needed to move things out so they wouldn't be destroyed. Now the question is what to do with it? Do I leave it alone in it's current state? Or do I clean it up and restore it? The only item needing replacing are the tubes, but the tires are in amazing condition and have no rot or cracks. Here are some pics!
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Re: New hand Cart Find

Post by ccandgc » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:43 am

This is the definition of a true survivor. I personally would replace the tubes and leave it as is. Give a good cleaning and that's it. Nice find.
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Re: New hand Cart Find

Post by Steve Webb » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:56 pm

I second that. Great find
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Re: New hand Cart Find

Post by Warren Duchesne » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:21 pm

Nice survivor !!! Don't mess with it !!

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Re: New hand Cart Find

Post by frenchman » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:29 pm

hello
what's wrong with the tube need replacing does not look bend
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Re: New hand Cart Find

Post by ccandgc » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:31 pm

Tire tubes!
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Re: New hand Cart Find

Post by AZ Jeff » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:28 am

WD-40 wipe-down/buff to bring the color out and you're set. Very nice.

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Re: New hand Cart Find

Post by hbtcoveralls » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:14 pm

Was this the one from Craigslist?

I saw it but was too broke to go after it

Good find

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Re: New hand Cart Find

Post by TNYankee » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:59 pm

I didn’t find it on craigslist, but they told me it was posted there. So it’s probably the same one you saw!
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Re: New hand Cart Find

Post by Johan WILLAERT » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:14 pm

frenchman wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:29 pm
hello
what's wrong with the tube need replacing does not look bend
frenchman
Tubes are inner tires (in French Chambres á Air)
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Re: New hand Cart Find

Post by frenchman » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:04 pm

merci beaucoup monsieur
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