Take two pieces of 3/4" conduit, as long as you want. Bend them twice to make three sides of a rectangle each. When laid on the ground one should be just small enough to be able to lay inside the other.
Take a piece of 1/2" threaded rod. Drill holes in the ends of the conduit and put the rod through. It will act as both an axle and a hinge pin for the cart. Using washers and jam nuts lock the axle into position through the frame.
Take a few pieces of that flat iron with all the holes drilled in it (like angle iron only flat). Cut them as long as the width of the cart frame. Drill holes in the frame and bolt them on parallel to the axle. These are what your deer will lay on. Three per side works fine depending on how long your cart is. Take two more pieces of flat iron (without all the holes). Use them as braces to hold the cart open at the proper angle. Drill a hole in each end and holes through the sides of the frame at the proper locations so that the frame stays open at what ever angle you wish (about 45 degrees up from flat works good). I use those quick connect pins to hold the side rails in place. When you want to fold up the cart, just pull the pins and you're good to go.
Use washers and two large wing nuts to hold the wheels on. I use the large solid wheels they make for garden carts. By using wingnuts the wheels can be removed easy so the cart will fold up and lay flat.
I also use two ratchet straps to tie it all together when it's broke down and in the trunk. The straps are also great for securing the deer to the cart.
The nice thing about this cart is that it folds up flat, so you can put it in the bottom of your trunk. I'm not sure of the load capacity, but I hauled a buddy of mine around in it and he weighs 235#.
Sorry if it's not too clear.

submitted by : Jason R. Wesbrock


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