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Old 01-21-2012, 11:18 AM
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What do you guy's think of my latest idea? Sometimes when I have to much time on my hands I get some crazy ideas must be the starting of old timers.Anyway here it is [ build a trailer somewhat like a boat trailer put a adjustable rotisserie on it that can go from a full body to a truck cab or box.This way you can move it around easy from shop to paint booth or ever outside. By having it totally adjustable you could even make it so you could tow it if it has to go for sand blasting or what ever.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:34 AM
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With good casters I have never had a problem rolling mine anywhere I needed to go. I work in one room and paint in another so the cars come and go room to room routeenly. Just make sure you have wheels or casters for where you need to go with it.







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The casters are fine if your on a hard surface but how do they work if they go off of it? If you needed to move it any distance you would need to put it on a trailer of some sort. I thought this could be a all in one type thing.And sometimes if your all by yourself it may be hard to move. I thought this way you could just hook it to you truck or garden tractor and save on the back.
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I have rolled it once in light gravel when we off loaded the MG at the blasters. If you need to go in rocks and such you can move to a larger wheel like the dolly in the photos below. If you want to go down the highway??? I just rolled my dolly up a trailer. The body dolly is simple to build.

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Sketch it out, to me it seems like the full size trailer wheels would significantly raise the center of gravity of your body and work area of your car body. you would need some kind of custom lowboy with adjustable length center sections for cabs and car lengths and the wheels would need to be behind the body or they would be right in the way of working. it could be done, but will take some tweaking on the ideas.
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I have built some pit carts using axle stubs wheels/tires made for small trailers which worked well on gravel parking lots and pits..Just mount your axles at the ends so you can make it like a lowboy trailer..

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I think thats a great idea, the key would be to use smaller dia, snowmobile trailer type wheels/tires , they will keep the weight low and be out of the way
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I have rolled it once in light gravel when we off loaded the MG at the blasters. If you need to go in rocks and such you can move to a larger wheel like the dolly in the photos below. If you want to go down the highway??? I just rolled my dolly up a trailer. The body dolly is simple to build.

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How well did thoe small tires roll up those trailer ramps?
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They could have been a little bigger. If you look the ramps are for a backhoe with pretty good spacing. The dolly scrapped a little too on the apex but it was light enough to tug it with a ratchet strap. It was manageable---extreme low tech. That simple dolly has been a Godsend.
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How do you get your cars off the rotisserie and on the frame or ground? My lift is a four post lift so it will not work work. At good ideas?
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That is another advantage to the dolly:



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What do you guy's think of my latest idea? Sometimes when I have to much time on my hands I get some crazy ideas must be the starting of old timers.Anyway here it is [ build a trailer somewhat like a boat trailer put a adjustable rotisserie on it that can go from a full body to a truck cab or box.This way you can move it around easy from shop to paint booth or ever outside. By having it totally adjustable you could even make it so you could tow it if it has to go for sand blasting or what ever.
is it done yet?
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That is another advantage to the dolly:



So you put the car on the dolly, then jack up the dolly a little at a time using jack stands till it is high enough to attach to the rotisserie? Only problem is that on my Cruiser project I don't need a dolly cart and there is the issue of how to get from Rotisserie or cart to body on the frame.
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The dolly was a 2hr project. You could do the same with a system of boards.
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This is another out of the box idea. It is a kick over dolly. 2 guys can easily set this on the side and it will roll over anything based on what tires you put on. The drive we rolled it into here is rougher then it looks.

We lifted one end into the back of my truck with an engine hoist and 2 of us actually pushed it up the rest of the way. That's how we got it to the blasters.







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