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Old 02-14-2006, 05:10 PM
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Hey guys,

I was able to get two of the dollies made this weekend. I posted the pics in my journal. I did make a change to the plan. I was going to make the width 10 " but ended up using the full 12" wide diamond plate. The reason being is that I did not have a fast way to cut the plate. But all in all they came out nice. I will finish up the other two this week and then paint them all. I will post the pics when they are painted.

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Old 02-15-2006, 03:23 PM
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Gator, that looks really , but I have to ask you why you put the plate on the underside of the outer framework.



I'm no structural engineer, but it seems to me that putting the plate inside of the boxed frame would make it stronger, and less liable to break or bow with use. Otherwise, Looks good to me!


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Holy cow, that picture pasted in big! Is there some way to reduce it?



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Old 02-15-2006, 04:26 PM
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I agree with you. The plate alone would have worked for supporting the truck. I originally was going to put the angles on the buttom then I would have had to move the wheels in more and I wanted them out as far as possible. Also it gave a nice flat area to weld the wheels to. I figured I would go with as wide a stance as possible.

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Gator,

That looks very useful. Top notch ideas and execution.

You might be able to put your jack stands on top of the dolly. That way you can move the chassis / vehicle around for a longer project.

Remove the wheels and you have virtually unlimited access to suspension, rear end etc.

Again, great looking.
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I agree with you. The plate alone would have worked for supporting the truck. I originally was going to put the angles on the buttom then I would have had to move the wheels in more and I wanted them out as far as possible. Also it gave a nice flat area to weld the wheels to. I figured I would go with as wide a stance as possible.

How did you post the pic in the body of the post?



Gator, you make plenty of sense with how you did it. You wouldn't by chance have a shot of the bottom, would you?



To insert that image, I just did this as follows...

1. In your journal, I just clicked the picture.

2. When just that picture showed up on it's own page, I copied the address, and then ...

3. clicked "insert image" from the row of icons from above the response box.



I never previewed my response, and as you can see, it's huge. Most of the time, I can't figure out how to do it either, but somehow I managed to get your picture to come up. If only there was a "shrugs shoulders" smiley...



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Old 02-16-2006, 08:57 AM
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I will take a pic of the bottom tonight and post it tomorrow.

Schnitz...that is what I had in mind, and the ability to weld on the diamond plate to make a cab dolly or other type of support as required.
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Here is a pic of the bottom primed and ready for paint. In my journal are a few more pics of the completed Dollies. I used a silver hammer finish paint for the diamond plate and a yellow epoxy for the angle. I think I am going to paint the wheel brackets black.

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Old 02-17-2006, 12:15 PM
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Home made car dolly

Gator those dollies look great and should work well as well. I've seen some dollies with only three wheels and was wondering if anyone had used these or built some?
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Can't say I have ever seen a three wheeled dolly. I would think they would not be as stable as a four wheeled dolly. It you where pushing the car and the wheels were tracking with two in front and one in the back and one of the front wheels caught on a rock or something it seems that it would want to tip over. Just seems like more chance for problems to me.
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Gator,
You are going to love those casters, rolled my 3800# Jimmy all around the shop this week pulling and reinstalling the engine and it was a breeze. They even rolled over floor dry and other assorted crap with no problem, wish the engine hoist rolled as easily!

Those dollys are going to be the best time/money spent once you start using them! Great Job

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Old 02-27-2006, 10:49 AM
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Dollies in action!

Here are the dollies being used. They roll real smooth and the expansion joints in the concrete does not stop them. This will help a bunch. I have more pics in my journal if you want to look. Thanks for all the help guys!

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I dig that yellow!!

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Yea Chet, I had to go with something "sporty"
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Yea Chet, I had to go with something "sporty"

Three words....


Add some flames!!!




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