Am I going to go buy another one? No. I'm going to make one from a shopping cart and frankly Scarlett, Tara the land, as God is my witness, I'll never run out of hand trucks ever again!
It turned out great. Not only is it a good hand truck, it also works great as a four-wheeler floor dolly.
Time: It took an hour and fifteen minutes to build this while taking pictures, figuring out how to do it, and not rushing. The next one would take less than an hour.
angle grinder with thin cutoff wheel
with grinding wheel
I used my solar welder with spool gun and flux core welding wire. I wore my good respirator mask under the welding helmet. I don't want to get manganese poisoning.
You don't have a welder yet? Make your own stick welder or weld from car batteries.
Step 1: Donor Cart
Step 2: Surgical Planning
I've already removed the heavy wire bottom platform. Save it. You'll need it later.
Step 3: The Incision
I'm using an angle grinder with a thin cutoff wheel. Cut off everything except the bottom platform and wheels.
Step 4: Bend the Frame Narrower
Bend it narrower so it won't hit door frames etc.