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Hi guys,
My son and I are tearing down his 85 gmc truck and we are a little cramped for space.I am looking for some ideas for something like a movable stand to mount the cab on so we can bring it inside for the winter. has anyone built something like this?if so can u post some pics?
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I have made them from wood, simply like a rolling pallet. I have also bolted 2x4's going up that the body bolted to so it was up at a more workable height. Sorry, no photos.

But we have a number of carts at work that we put pickup beds on I can snap a few photos tomorrow. At home I have one in the works but haven't even built it. What it is simply is a frame from a truck like mine (48 Chevy) that I cut off at the firewall and rear panel so the cab will bolt down just as it does on the frame and I have some nice large casters I will put under it. This way the cab can be worked on mounted to the "frame".

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Here's a couple of pics of the body dolley I made for my '32 Ford. I made it high enough so I can get my engine hoist under it to lift if on and off. These are really nice to have as you can roll the body outside to do body work and keep your garage "semi-clean" and you also don't mess up your chassis. The casters were $7 each at Home Depot and the 2x4's were about $20.
 

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Home Depo style carts

A cabinet shop went out of business, the one acre was next to a shopping center, A friend got the demo contract, called me to help, We got a couple carts and cut off the handles so they can be used flat, and the handles can be inserted back in for other use. One of the nice things about being retired, not having a fixed schedule every day. A daughter-in-law's brother is busy in construction in Canada, probably not as many going out of business sales as around here> the news paper said there is a 22 year supply of new unsold homes over $600 k near Yellowstone-Jackson Wyo
 

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I made this one to support the floor pan of the SN95 while I fit the shell of the 1965 to it. There is no engine , trans, etc involved so the weight is not an issue.
 

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I made one for my '68 cab. The way I made it, I can roll in onto it's back so I could work on the stripping and coating the underside of the cab. 1.5" .120 wall tubing I bent. I can push it around like a shopping cart. :D





 

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bod/bed/whatever dolly

I made a universal dolly out of wood that works for a variety of things. I used two 10 foot long 2x10's. I cut them to 6 feet long, using the remaining 4 feet for the ends. The 4' x 6' size will fit into the back of most pickup trucks if necessary. I notched each of the 2x10's so that they align with each other, then bolted them together with lag bolts. I used another piece of 2x10 across the middle, securing it with lag bolts. Glued and screwed a piece of plywood on the top. A 2x6 laid flat across the bottom on both ends provides a place to secure the casters.

If I knew how to post photos, I would.

Dennis W. Parks
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