the K&S wire bender is a simple but great tool. No way I could have done smooth bends without it.
My plans only show a side view of gear, leaving too much guesswork and cursing tonite..
Anyway, I got it set up and about right, comparing to the Lil Butch full scale.
Havent really Silver soldered in the past, so that was a new thing but worked OK, fluxed, wrapped in copper, and heated with small propane torch just enough to let the solder penetrate.
Its fairly square, may need to bend it here and there or reheat and adjust slightly. I left 3.5 inch axle length, hope fully that is enough tp fit tires and collars.
I only had enough wire to get it right onc e, and had to unbend a couple of areas, which makes for unsquareness and extra tweaking.
Using a cheap soft wire to get the shape and then copying it would be ideal in this situation.
Added functioning door, not on plans. Will add a second one on passenger side when I switch sides, learning all the blunders on left side first