the travels of Bernie Harberts at RiverEarth.com. The "Lost
Sea Expedition" is Bernie's voyage in a mule wagon through
the center of the USA - across what was millions of years
ago a sea.
Technology on the mule wagon! Once
Bernie is underway MuleCam will update every hour with
a new picture of where the Expedition is...
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Let's Get This Thing on the Road! - Southern Pines, NC
by Bernie at 11:05 AM
There comes a time in any journey's preparation when you look at the parts and say "Ok, no more building... Let's get this thing on the road!"
So last week I decided to tow the wagon body out of Mel's garage and mount it on the chassis I'd been using under my hay wagon.
Hay wagon chassis
I pulled the flat bed body off the chassis but then I got to looking at that red running gear. "You know" I thought "wouldn't it just look better if I painted it John Deere green?"
So I did...
You know you have to take the wheels off these things to paint them, right?
Then of course, I just HAD to paint the wheels. 'wouldn't do to have white wheels on a yellow and green wagon would it? So they got a coat of danger yellow.
Now can we put this thing together?
I won't bore you with how I had to replace the brakes....