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This car has appeared in the Antique Alley thread. The car was bought as a parts car from Charles Ro. The gate was cut from a piece of a toaster. So to start here is the result.



 

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Thanks John, I can see things will change for the better with the new members.

The lever was the whole problem to getting the gate right. The holes were drilled at opposing corners. A number two screw was used to attach the lever to the gate. The length is 1 7/8th , the width is 7/16th. The lower hole ( left) is 5/64th, the upper is 3/32nds. The rod is 1/16th for the gate.

The lower lever was the second one made ,the picture is outdated from the dimensions given. The right hole was drilled out from 5/65ths.



The setup was changed, the lever was placed on the outside.



The block spacer is 1/8th of an inch thick and keeps the hook at the frame in place with the lever.
 

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I got lucky on the second try. I rushed this one but I know it works now. They are neat little dump cars. Ebay had a few without gates. Oh yeah the logs are 5/16ths diameter and 5 inches long. I used 8 of them.
 

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Outstanding job "T", I suppose all the dump cars on eBay are going to be rare items soon!!! ROFLMAO!!
 

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That is one old car. Good job. I have a 6 postwar 3469 postwar units that I rebuilt but they are not nearly as old as yours.....
 

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Nice t man, another one saved from the scrap pile:) it always amazes me what you can put together. My next question is now what do you use to fix the toaster!:p
 
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