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My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby Rusty1340 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:56 pm

A very good friend of mine had a M3A4 John Wood cart leaning against the garage for the past 15 years or better. Today it was gifted to me by his family and I will restore it. I am missing the draw bar and the clamp that holds it down, one hub cap. My question, are these parts reproduced?

I will post photos to show condition and progress.
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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby Craig Johnson » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:33 pm

Ed Snyder makes the Drawbar and the angle to hold it. His phone number is 215-257-2422

Ive never seen hubcaps advertised for sale before.

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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby Rusty1340 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:39 am

Thanks, I will call him, Looks Iike I need the hitch also.

Heres some pictures

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After Tear Down

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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby Rusty1340 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:44 am

Craig Johnson wrote:Ed Snyder makes the Drawbar and the angle to hold it. His phone number is 215-257-2422

Ive never seen hubcaps advertised for sale before.

Looking forward to pictures and Serial numbers.



Craig,

You have a great web site on the hand carts http://www.handcartz.com/

I hit pay dirt calling Ed Snyder. He has the Lunette Ring, Drawbar assy, and the Footman loops, in stock. He also makes the brkts for the Machine Gun mounts. Awesome source of the hand carts. He knew here to get the ropes and the original hardware too.
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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby Craig Johnson » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:48 pm

Thanks for the pictures. I havent been able to update my site for some time. Technical issue that are beyond my skill level but I will figure it out eventually.
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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby Rusty1340 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:19 pm

I understand that there is a member Robin Bartel who sells the original hardware for these carts. Anyone know how to reach Robin ?

Also I am in need of one hub cap and one of the threaded spacers that holds the wheel on the John Wood

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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby Rusty1340 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:51 am

Worked on the wheels done some bead blasting and etch priming

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Lunnete ring, Footman Loops, and Drawbar on the way from Ed Snyder
Robin Bartel found me, I'm excited to get some orginal stye hardeware

Still need one hub cap and the threaded spacer if some one could point me in the right direction
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Tires came today


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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby Rusty1340 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:38 pm

I have my wheels painted and the tires mounted

I am in need of one hub cap and one of the threaded spacers that holds the wheel on the John Wood

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All the extra holes welded up, Hope I didnt miss any

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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby Rusty1340 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:43 pm

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My package from Ed Snyder :D
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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby Johan WILLAERT » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:08 am

I would not necessarily use the footman loops as I don't think the M3A4 had them originally...
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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby Rusty1340 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:57 am

Johan WILLAERT wrote:I would not necessarily use the footman loops as I don't think the M3A4 had them originally...


What I found out from Robin after I ordered them from Ed, only the carts with the Machine Guns had footman loops. I have them now so they get used if the holes line up. I wont drill any holes.

Still need a Hub Cap and the Spacer
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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby chrisnz » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:21 am

Rusty1340 wrote:Still need a Hub Cap and the Spacer



Hub caps a one of those things a few of us need, I've been hunting high and low, may look at getting a set made but I'm not confident an engineer could get them right without charging me a small fortune.
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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby Rusty1340 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:16 pm

chrisnz wrote:
Rusty1340 wrote:Still need a Hub Cap and the Spacer



Hub caps a one of those things a few of us need, I've been hunting high and low, may look at getting a set made but I'm not confident an engineer could get them right without charging me a small fortune.



I'm going to use the one I have and make a mold then mold one from Fiberglass mat almost like a carbon fiber cap, that will hold me over till I find one. I was able to pull this off on part of a console on an antique car, how hard could this little cap be :lol:
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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby gearhead » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:23 pm

We have kevlar at work, I was thinking the same thing.....
if I had a handcart!


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Re: My New 1943 John Wood M3A4

Postby chrisnz » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:17 pm

If anyone makes some hubs please let me know, I need 2 so will buy some if you want to make extra's, fiber ones will do if your making them.
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