Hey folks its been a while since I've posted, but don't worry I've still been keeping up on things here
OK I was out back last year and came across and old running gear- I thought what the heck lets pull it out of the prickers and use it. It took about an hour blood, sweet and a chain saw! It was quite the sight all 4 tires where flat- but only on one side!
so it thumped along. After I got it back to the barn, jacked it up and started to take the rims off- steel spoked rims!!! Its a small running gear I figure it was for a gravity wagon or some other machinery. Anyways when I removed the hub caps they all where stamped "13021" this number looked familier but I couldn't place it. Every part has the old IHC circle in the castings. Anyways I searched 13021 and its Auburn, NY zip code! About 20 miles south of me! So this running gear was made local
At this point I decided not to use it but to restore it
Sandblaster and wire wheel have been my friends- my wife calls them my dirty friends, I tell her I could do worse! Anyways I am to the point where it needs a little color, when I searched I really can't find anything. My rims have red paint, frame looks to have been red and the tounge looks like it was white, but I'm not sure on any of it.
I did find this image of somebody elses running gear- but it doesn't match mine, that could be thier artistic impression tho. I was wondering if anyone had a image of such a thing in its orignial condition or better yet if some of you fellers remember using or seeing a running gear like this. Below is the link for the one I found online. Thanks for any help.http://www.tractorshed.com/contents/tpic31844.htm