Restoration Radio Flyer - Town and Country Wagon

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Restoration Radio Flyer - Town and Country Wagon

Postby PVF1799 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:29 am

This wagon was given to our daughter in the early 1980's when she was about 2 years old. She used it a lot and then it got forgotten and it fell into disrepair. Her 30 something B'day is in November, so I'm going to restore it for her. I'm going to make the frame out of White Oak. I've contacted Radio Flyer and all they can tell me it was made with Natural Hardwood. The grain visible does not give it away. Now they are made out of pine. The only part that I will need to buy are the 4 hub caps as the special push on lock washers get destroyed when you remove them. The original parts are still available.
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Re: Restoration Radio Flyer - Town and Country Wagon

Postby danovercash » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:05 pm

Ken, I would use quarter sawn oak. I have two metal wagons to refurbish. The radio flyer needs paint (about 5 years newer than yours and a Sears 500 (made by radio flyer). Going to replace the broken plastic wheels with pneumatic tires and rims from harbor frieght. Radio Flyer people are nice to do business with.
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Posts: 1430
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:46 pm
Zip Code: 12009
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Tractors Owned: 1929 Farmall Regular (Original Owner)
1942 Farmall M #55654
1948 Farmall Cub #21005
1955 Farmall Cub #190769
1961 Cub Cadet #16509
1975 Cub Cadet 1250H
197x IH 990 Haybine
1994 JD 5320 Diesel
Attachments: Woods 42F Fast Hitch, L38 Disc Fast Hitch, F11 Plow Fast Hitch, Land Plow, Snow Plow, Grader Blade, Planter w/Fertilizer, Cultivators, Hilling Disks, Sickle Bar Mower(2), IH 7' Sickle Bar Mower, Flail Mower and 5' International Belly Mower.
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Altamont, NY

Re: Restoration Radio Flyer - Town and Country Wagon

Postby PVF1799 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:44 am

A little bit more work done last night. It was quite interesting on the difference in how galvanizing held up so well on some parts and not others. The handle for the wagon had to have some pitting filled with slow curing JB Weld. That has been sanded and is now primed.
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