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Wagon Restorations & Replicas

RESTORATION PROCESS

Wagon Restoration at Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop

We work closely with our clients from start to finish, to help determine the scope of their project. Our priority is to restore or replicate each historic vehicle while prioritizing authenticity and historic relevance.

How to Get Started

With over 40 years of experience restoring and replicating horse-drawn vehicles, we've established a tried and true way of working through the restoration process. A thorough review of photos, sent to us by the client, allows us to do a preliminary evaluation of the wagon or coach. A follow up call, gives us an opportunity to discuss the "vision"--covering all aspects of the project from historic or sentimental significance to budget and more. From there, we evaluate the options and present you with recommendations. We have plenty of experience with the logistics of transforming your vision to fruition. Leah, our project manager, will keep you up to date with project updates, including photos of the progress. View Restoration Portfolios below.

RESTORATION PORTFOLIO

  • STAGECOACH RESTORATION

    Wells Fargo Museum

    Original Eastern-Style Concord Stagecoach restored using Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop's exclusive antique patina finish.

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  • MUD WAGON RESTORATION

    Santa Barbara Carriage Museum

    Historic mud wagon built by JP Henderson is one of the highlights of the collection at the carriage museum in Santa Barbara, California.

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  • TOURING COACH RESTORATION

    Wyoming State Museum 

    Historic Preservation of this original touring coach from Yellowstone Park entailed removal of multiple layers of paint.

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  • FARM WAGON RESTORATION

    Private John Deere Collector

    Original John Deere Iron Clad wagon that we restored to "factory-new" condition, including original logo stencils.

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  • CHUCK WAGON RESTORATION

    Private Ranch

    Original John Deere box wagon restored and outfitted with authentic-design chuck wagon components and antiques.

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  • SHEEPWAGON RESTORATION

    Private Ranch

    Original sheepherder's wagon restored for use on a remote location of our client's ranch.

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  • SURREY RESTORATION

    Private Collector

    Collectible J.P. Henderson and Sons falling top surrey restored to a natural wood finish.

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  • WATER WAGON RESTORATION

    Private Collector

    Original Studebaker Water Wagon with rebuilt wheels.

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  • COMMERCIAL WAGON RESTORATION

    California Rock Crusher Corporation

    Historic delivery wagon was rebuilt using the original floor boards, gear and hardware.

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  • ARMY WAGON RESTORATION

    Private Museum

    Historic Army Escort Wagon required only a "light" preservation of the original components and finish.

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  • CANNON RESTORATION

    Private Collector

    Original Cannon Barrel with restored cannon trail, original refinished hardware and replicated wood-hub wheels.

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  • SLEIGH RESTORATION

    Private Collector

    Factory condition restoration on two-seat Albany Sleigh includes ornamented paint finish and wool upholstery. 

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