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Old 09-12-2010, 05:59 PM
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Wheel Dollies ?

Has anyone tried these dollies from speedway ? My wife wants me to make room in the garage for her car this winter. They will be going under my 67 camaro, I have never used wheel dollies just wondering if these would be decent. http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Heavy-...DisplayId=2627 .


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Or should i say are these worth the money ? If anyone knows of some better i am open to all suggestions, Even been thinking about building a set of four.
Just looking for opinions or my best option. Gotta keep the wife happy you know

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Old 09-12-2010, 07:30 PM
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I made a set and they are handy for pushing a car sideways into place.

They are only as good as the quality of castors used.
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another thing.....These things are only as good as the floor you are rolling them on.....they arent going to work well on a rough floor, no matter what the quality
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go-jacks have a foot jack built in so it is easier to get the tire on them
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If you are just going to put a car on them, then push the car into the corner and let it set, Harbor Freight is cheaper and will work just fine.
I bought 2 pair at HF for $84 on sale.
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I have to tell you, we have a couple of sets of Go-Jacks at work.

They are MUCH better than those cheapies on Speedway and even they don't work all that well. Not unless you have a PERFECT floor to roll them on. In the typical smooth cement garage they would work pretty good. The seams that cross the floor, that would stop them RIGHT NOW.

If it were me I would think about making something with much bigger casters. Casters are the big cost with these things so going to bigger caster is going to cost a pretty penny.

But if your garage floor is real smooth, those are pretty cheap. Give them a try, if you had to you could put bigger casters on them I guess.

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Has anyone tried these dollies from speedway ? My wife wants me to make room in the garage for her car this winter. They will be going under my 67 camaro, I have never used wheel dollies just wondering if these would be decent. http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Heavy-...DisplayId=2627 .


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I have a set of those same dollys, and as the other guys have mentioned floor surface has alot to do with how they work. these have worked well and i no longer need them. if your intrested I'd sell them for 50$ plus shipping.

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Thank's everyone for your replies. Brian ,Yes i was thinking about those go-jacks also. My floor is good and smooth so i'm not sure yet what i will go with.
Seems i am always moving a car around one time or another. Just trying to make things alittle simpler/easier .
Building a set is still not out of the question either like you said they are as good as the casters they have on them.

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Honestly though, on a nice car that you are not in a hurry to move, I would go with something like the cheapie ones, maybe a better version. I got to thinking about it, you NEED to be able to jack the car up with the dolly like the Go-Jack lets you do. You are not in a big hurry, just life it up with the floor jack and slip the dolly under it, it isn't a big deal.

I say this because the jack "handle" on those Go-Jacks get AWFUL close to the body AND wheels on many cars. We have had damage occur on more than one occasion. If you don't NEED that convenience I would avoid them.

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These look WAY better.



http://www.getprice.com.au/Trade-Qui...--46910567.htm

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Thanks again everyone i went ahead and ordered from speedway.
Figured i would give them a shot. I think they will work fine with my floor and things. I really appreciate all opinions thank you very much.



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Well i got my wheel dollies today. Put them together to try them out and the rear works fine roll pretty free. But the front when i lower the car on them they squat down so far the wheels are in a bind and won't even roll. Hummm!!!! Bummer .


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That is a bummer!

The most profound thing my brother ever said:

"I have never said, damn!, I wish I would have bought the cheaper tool".

We try to save money and we step on our shoe laces.

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I got it figured out Brian. I am such a big dummy sometimes i had the front ones turned the wrong way and when turned the correct way they can handle the weight fairly well , They will do the job but they are pushing it with the 1500 lb rating on each dollie they do squat pretty good in the front anyway.


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