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Old 07-16-2018, 10:02 AM   #1
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We went to Galveston a few weeks ago, and had a tough time carrying everything we needed. Wound up leaving a lot in the condo. Upgraded the beer cooler to a RTIC 20 so thereís no just carrying it, plus the rest of our stuff. There are great options to buy, but they are pricey. No, the irony of wanting a cheap way to carry a $130 cooler that barely holds a case of beer plus $30 beach chairs (including one for the 19 month old who needs her own) is not lost on me. But thatís the scenario. Needs to roll over sand, transport as small as possible, and carry the main items. Iíll post what I did below. Iím about $35 in, not counting stuff I had laying around from other projects.


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Old 07-16-2018, 10:13 AM   #2
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I looked around online and saw a lot of pvc ideas. Good thoughts, but not easy to transport. Saw one pier cart made from a hand golf cart- genius. Off to goodwill, $6 later. Bonus points that itís made in the USA and super sturdy.








I also needed aluminum material, which was somewhat pricey and I wanted an adjustable base. Sometimes it will have just the cooler, sometimes a bag of toys and towels for the kiddo. I had no idea how I was going to make that work. Next to the cart was a set of crutches for another $6. Bingo.



Just cut a couple rivets with the dremel. Face shield kids, protect your eyes.






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Old 07-16-2018, 10:23 AM   #3
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Wheels were the next problem. No way they would roll in sand. I have an awesome ctug. Kayak cart with removable wheels. Diameter is perfect, but their need for a 1Ē axle is a problem. Barstock, epoxy and a drill press got me there. You machinists will see the holes arenít perfect Center. As my grandfather always said, this ainít no church.







Quick connect pin so I can move the wheels.





You can see the platform here too. Disregard the other part, that got reengineered.









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Old 07-16-2018, 10:33 AM   #4
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Almost done. Wheels worked out perfect, but needed a washer. I needed it yesterday and didnít know where to begin to find a 2Ē washer with a 1Ē Center hole





I had some cutting board material left from a kayak project, ran it through the table saw for thickness and width. Screwed it to a scrap board to hold everything in place.



1Ē Forstner bit in the Center which left a nice Center dimple as well. Then a 2Ē hole saw using that Center mark.





Much better.







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Old 07-16-2018, 10:43 AM   #5
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Cooler support bar with a strap out of my elk hunting bin. 2nd/3rd revision. First wasnít wide enough and strap had to be attached not looped.







Last thing was an arm for the chairs. Stainless shelf bracket from amazon I ordered for the grill. Thought I ordered two, but was one. Has been tossed in the corner. Folds and was easily attached with self tapping screws.





Happy accident, the hand pad from the crutch for perfect on the handle.



Final product



Folded for transport.





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Old 07-16-2018, 10:49 AM   #6
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Nice job! I could use one of these for all the crap my wife wants me to carry to the beach...
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:56 AM   #7
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Texas Bob:

Nice work. You sir, are a genius and my hero!

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Old 07-16-2018, 05:40 PM   #8
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Thanks guys, Iím pretty happy with it.


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Old 07-16-2018, 05:46 PM   #9
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You sir, are a genius and my hero!
LMAO...X2...exceptional redneck intellectual power.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:27 PM   #10
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I like it, nice project!
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:13 AM   #11
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Very nice...and creative
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:47 PM   #12
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Only thing cooler than that cart is the Blackberry Smoke sticker!
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:57 PM   #13
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Nice job! I could use one of these for all the crap my wife wants me to carry to the beach...


Very nice


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Old 07-18-2018, 01:55 PM   #14
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Thanks guys. planning to test it out this weekend and ill report back. Has to work better than me looking like a Sherpa going to base camp. Love me some blackberry smoke Agdog. I really want to see them live, has to be over the top.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:19 PM   #15
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That is cooler than the other side of the pillow, well played sir!
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:41 AM   #16
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Tried it out yesterday. Cooler support bar needs to be a bit stronger for the beer and ice I carry. It really just twisted a bit on the back bar. Awesome otherwise


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