The metal parts were a bit rusty. Some of the molding was bent. The plywood was a bit splintery. And it was completely sound and functional. Pretty enough to roll horseshit around the yard. So into the
It only lasted 17 years of abusive use from the day of dumpster rescue to when the bottom fell out.
What was left of it sat in the barn for another year until I could do something with it.
Here's what I had to start with:
Knocked out what was left of the plywood, and then cut off the rusted-out bolts from the metal parts .
I also had to replace some of the angle-iron in the front. There was a length of angle-iron among the farm junk that was not too rusty.
The dimensions from this scrap couldn't be exactly the same as those from the original cart, so I ended up with a cart that is slightly narrower, but deeper than the original.
This plywood is significantly thicker than the original plywood; as a result the cart is rather heavier than I would have preferred.