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Old 09-13-2011, 02:32 PM
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Jack Dollies

Jack dollies like "Uni-Dolly" seem to make a lot of sense because they can be used when you do not have wheels or suspension in place installed.
Does this make sense, or am I missing something?
Has anyone used the Uni-dolly?
Is there a less expensive jack dolly that I'm missing?

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key point: if you're going to use these dollies, then make sure the casters on the dollies are pointed in the correct direction. If you push/pull on the vehicle and expect the casters to turn then be prepared to replace 'em - they're more likely to break off in that case. It's better once it's moving, but no big directional changes without adjusting the casters first.[/QUOTE]

This is exactly what i found -point them before trying to move the vehicle leave the side bars[mine don't have them ] straps , on the skates they are meant to keep the tire on the skate.mine doesn't have them.Mine proved wondeful with smooth cement and a 34 for coupe on them , then i set her 79 lincoln verailles on the skates , That proved out to work good to, if you need commercial skates for anything heavier than these two. DONT BUY HF stuff

HF is where you buy tools you don't or never use much . i've tried alot of their stuff--they know it to, as they are always good about my refund. i keep trying them, but their quality never changes. And it won't!!! thats how they get rich nuff said bob s
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Thanks for all your feedback.
I have read very favorable reviews on dollies from tireskate.com and they look good to me. More expensive than harbor freight, but probably well worth it. They also have skate top that will bolt to their skates and allow the frame to be supported by the skate. For larger wheels, they have frame dollies that bolt to the frame. This stuff could be built, but quality castors are expensive so buying may be better deal. I plan on ordering some next week. Moved my '37 Roadmaster home yesterday, as suggested by "zbhover", bought a couple of the harbor freight furniture dollies yesterday for $11.99 each on sale. They don't move easily, but will roll. Glad I did because the rear of car had to be dragged sideways to get it out of garage it was stored in. Amazingly the car had not been driven since '52, but all four tires held air. The right front wheel was locked up, but I was able to drag car out of the garage with my truck. After it was moved to my new garage, I put a dolly under the locked wheel and pushed it in my garage with my truck. I'll let you know how the tireskates work when I receive them.
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