1898 Huber Water Wagon Construction

We decided to build a water and tool wagon for the 1898 Huber 5 HP portable because it has no onboard water tanks or tool box. The goal is to use wooden wine barrels to hold the water and to make it obvious it goes with the portable engine. A picture of it completed will be shown below when it is done. Plans are available upon request.

The following people have contributed to this project and I thank them for their assistance:

  • Nancy Sellers - Spouse
  • Weaver Wagons - Vemdor

Following are some facts:

  1. Distance from back of back axle to front of front axle 82”.
  2. Box overhang forward in front of front axle 8”.
  3. Box overhand backward behind the back axle 10”.
  4. Distance from outside of front wheel to outside of right wheel 51”.
  5. The distance needed from bolster pad to be higher than the wheels 8”.
  6. The distance from the floor to the top of the bolster pad 17”
  7. Distance between bolsters 24.75”.
  8. Box space needed for two whine barrels 60” minimum.
  9. Distance needed between top of foot board and top of seat 17-19”.
  10. Space needed vertically for foot board brackets 12”.
  11. Hinge size for doors is 3.75” on the door from outside edge, 1.0” on the support and hinge height is 3.25’.
  12. The latch for doors has 3.5” on door from edge and it is 1.0” tall.
  13. The latch catch for the doors has 2.375” on the support from edge and is 2.0” tall
  14. Seat width 24.5””
  15. Step brackets were purchased from Weaver Wagons. They have a 2.75’ flange so the seat needs to set back 2.75” from the from and from the two sides. The two front holes on the step piece were drilled wrong by Weaver Wagons. The back hole is correct. Will need to drill new from holed.
  16. The corner covers have a 2.75’ flange on the top and were purchased from Weaver Wagons.
  17. For seat back board make top hole in board for backrest 2” down from the edge. There also needs to be a board around the top of the set indented for the arm rest brackets to fasten to.
  18. All seat brackets were purchased from Weaver Wagons.
  19. Foot brackets were purchased from Weaver Wagons. The bottom foot board needs a 10 degree angle cut on the edge next to the seat and a 17 degree angle when it meets the top foot board. The top foot board needs a 17 degree angle where it meets the bottom foot board.
  20. Two 59 gallon wine barrels will be used to hold water. The barrels are 37” call and approximately 28” in diameter at the widest point.
  21. Box is being placed on a Weaver Wagons 3800 running gear with 24” steel wheels painted red.

1898 Huber Water Wagon Construction