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Old 12-28-2003, 05:37 PM
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Do the 4 wheel dollies work

I am thinking about ordering a set of the 4 wheel dollies to move my car in and out of the garage, and I was wondering how good these dollies actually work. I will be moving the car from the garage to a concrete patio. My car weighs about 4000lbs. Someone that has these dollies please let me know if these are a good investment.

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I have 2 sets in my garage. One of the best investments I have made in along time. Allows me to move cars around to gain access to them to work and make room to work on other cars. I LIKE THEM.
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I have 2 sets in my garage. One of the best investments I have made in along time. Allows me to move cars around to gain access to them to work and make room to work on other cars. I LIKE THEM.
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Thanks for the reply Reborn. Who did you get your set from. I saw a some at Big Lots but I'm kinda weary of them.
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I bought a set from Big Lots about 3 or 4 years ago...I use them everyday. I am actually going to build plates to fit over top of them so I can set jackstands on them to do frame work. Well worth the investment.
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I bought a set from Harbor Freight. They have cast iron casters, but no ball bearings. I tried them first on my 90 Chevy full size truck and could literally not budge them. I am now using them on my 34 Ford project and it moves around with some effort. They claim they will support 1000lbs each. They will support that, but there is no way in ^%$# you can move them around with that much weight. If they had bal bearing castors I am quite sure it would be a different story.

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I bought my first set out of a hotrod mag $175.00, supposed to be the best. But they were to narrow, and wouldn't work for me.

I now have several sets that I got at big lot, and have never had any problems with them. One of the handiest pieces of equipment I've got.

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I never tried any of the $17500 ones troy bought, man that stuff out of Hot Rod Mag. is really expensive, my car only cost $8000. I got mine at big lots and they work fine with some effort. I will get another set when they sell them again if that tells you anything.

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Whooooooeeeeee, The difference a ---.---makes, my bad.

If you get a chance you should try a set of Go Jacks.

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One of the best investments i ever made. The Harbor freight ones did not work as well as the more expensive back yard buddy ones i own so i gave the HF ones away and now have 3 sets of back yard buddies. Love em. Your back will thank you LOL
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dollys

I found a set of funiture removers dolly wheels on the side of the road last year i couldnt leave them there to go rusty
they are under my 34 3 w rust bucket these ones arnt steerable
they may get some steering mods after the 38's out of the way
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Got my first set from Harbor Freight and ball bearings would be nice but I can live with it. My second identical set came from Homiers. There are $30.00 a pair. If you order order them 1 pair at a time. Will save a bunch on shipping. www.homier.com
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Well I guess I'm off to pick up a set
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