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Old 06-01-07, 02:10 PM   #1
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check out my new trailer

just got it finnished yesterday... takes a little getting used to, but it will hold a lot of weight,
cant wait to take it shopping

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Old 06-01-07, 02:41 PM   #2
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hey - you pay for that thing?

or fish it out of a drainage ditch?
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Old 06-01-07, 02:50 PM   #3
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Looks like the perfect thing for taking into the store while you shop, too!
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Old 06-01-07, 03:14 PM   #4
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it was a damaged cart abandoned down the street from my place... so I personalized it
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Old 06-01-07, 10:19 PM   #5
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Does it only have the two wheels? If you really are planning to use it in the store for shopping, it seems like it would be inconvient to always need to keep a hand on it to keep it balanced.
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Old 06-01-07, 10:27 PM   #6
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Ahaha, is that your SUV in the background? To carry bike and cart.

(I keeeeed, I keeeed!)
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Old 06-01-07, 11:06 PM   #7
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im working on adding a third removable swivel wheel for when its standing, or being pushed through the supermarket.
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Fantabulous.
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I Like it, Crazy wheel on one end, good idea. YOU DID WELL.
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Remarkable and ingenoius. Thanks for sharing, gives me an idea on what to make for a trailer.
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Very sweet, how did you atatch the forks to the basket?
I saw a website using plastic zipties, which sure looked scary...
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Very sweet, how did you atatch the forks to the basket?
I saw a website using plastic zipties, which sure looked scary...

Can't see how it's attached to the grocery cart. I would stay away from cable ties, more appropriate would be stainless hose clamps if welding the forks are not feasible.
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That is pure genius. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a pooched grocery cart. And I'd go with muffler u-clamps before using hose clamps. Much more robust.
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Can you please post a shot of the hitch, or describe how you made it?
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Can you please post a shot of the hitch, or describe how you made it?
Yes I would like to see this as well.

Looks good from what I see.
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Very sweet, how did you atatch the forks to the basket?
I saw a website using plastic zipties, which sure looked scary...
I think that welding them would probably be the best solution...
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