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My school garden class had a rusty wheelbarrow out in the backyard that needed to either be thrown away or be repaired.
The rust was so bad that stuff would fall through. It was both inconvenient and dangerous to use.
We came up with an idea to fix it without having to go out to the store and purchase a new one.
In this Instructable I will show you how you can repair a rusty wheelbarrow.
Hope you enjoy it!

Step 1: Materials Needed

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Here's the tools you need to have
Safety Glasses/Gloves
Pop Rivets
Pop Rivet Tool
Tin Snips
Pliers
Electric drill 
3/16 drill bit
Aluminium Sheet Metal (aluminum flashing from a hardware store will work)
Marker

All these items are easy to find at any hardware store. 

 
AngelLifeLearning (author) 2 years ago
Appreciate it a lot !
AngelLifeLearning (author) 2 years ago
Thanks!
Bill WW2 years ago
Good job, good Instructable.

I repaired my rusty wheelbarrow a couple of weeks ago. But yours - you should get some kind of award!

Your repair should be fine.
Mindmapper12 years ago
mmm surely the flashing cost more than the barrow?
Not expensive. I keep a roll of the .010" aluminum flashing in my shop for just such repairs.
jbrecken2 years ago
You might want to put some caulk under the flashing if you want to haul liquids in your wheelbarrow.
mennell2 years ago
a good sanding and a coat of rustoleum to before adding the flashing may prevent any further rusting and will help prolong the repair.
wbrock2 years ago
A wooden box is another way to go. Fixing things with what you have is worth it in my opinion. If you have sheet metal use it. If you have wood use that. I think the sheet metal fix will hold up well and was a pretty quick fix. Besides working with sheet metal and pop rivets is fun.
Mihsin2 years ago
Not worth the effort. Remove the tub and replace it with a wooden box. I am saving my ratty barrow for better Instructables.
dmuldoonlla2 years ago
Nice job!