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Car Dollies

#1 Post by John_Heard » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:13 am

Been looking at getting a set of car dollies to move the Nova around in the garage easier. Good ol' Harbor freight has some cheap ones - anyone use them? How about the ones that you can jack up using just the dolley?

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Re: Car Dollies

#2 Post by Pegasus » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:41 am

I had a set of the Harbor Frieght dollies and the second time I used them 3 of the 4 lost the wheels.
The car was a Mark 8 and might have been to heavy.

I have a Sumitt set at home for the Mustang and they work good.

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#3 Post by supernova » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:42 am

I have the Harbor Freight dolly's and they workbut it takes 2 people to move the car. I say save your money and get a better set.

These are better.
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Re: Car Dollies

#4 Post by John_Heard » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:12 am

Skip the Harbor Freights - gotcha...

Been thinking also about making something larger so that it can sit with the weight off the suspension, like jackstands with wheels on them or something.

BTW - Don was good to see ya last weekend and great that you're feeling better now.


Maybe make something like this...

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Re: Car Dollies

#5 Post by Craig W. » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:14 pm

I've got some cheapies that don't work worth a dime. With better quality casters, they would probably work OK.
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