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« on: September 06, 2006, 11:32:06 pm »

I'm needing to pickup a few sets of wheel dollies, seeing two major kinds, the round stamped steel with support bars and the 1/4" steel V type.  Anyone have any recommendations?



http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=38959


http://www.theautodolly.com/autos.htm
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2006, 11:33:38 am »

For the Fiero, either looks fine.  The one with the strut will help prevent the tire from moving off sideways.  It does mean a slihjtly higher lift to locate the dolly under the tire, though.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2006, 11:52:08 am »

In the same vein, this is what I would like to get (make, get plans for, etc)

http://www.liqui-technik.com/kipp1_e.html

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http://www.cjautos.org.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/cjautos?opendocument&part=4
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2006, 12:50:23 pm »

Check out Princess Auto..... on sale now!
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does this mean your car has mounted wheels?
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2006, 12:24:09 am »

Check out Princess Auto..... on sale now!
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does this mean your car has mounted wheels?

Hmm I see that in the new flyer...
needing 12 units I think they can do better tho....  Wink

Not sure, the 1/4" steel ones still seem to appear stronger, I don't know.   Huh
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2006, 01:28:38 am »

In the same vein, this is what I would like to get (make, get plans for, etc)

http://www.liqui-technik.com/kipp1_e.html

link to better page added:

http://www.cjautos.org.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/cjautos?opendocument&part=4

Not a good idea.  The fluids spill everywhere.  It also puts masive loads on the suspension, which is not recomended for older cars.
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2006, 01:34:59 am »

I'm needing to pickup a few sets of wheel dollies, seeing two major kinds, the round stamped steel with support bars and the 1/4" steel V type.  Anyone have any recommendations?


Check the weight rating for each and make sure there is some sort of warranty.  Then go with the cheapest one that meets your requirements.

As a side note, if you intend to store the cars on the wheel dollies then it may be imperative that you get a dolly with steel wheels.  Otherwise you will end up with some deflection in the dolly wheels over time.


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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2006, 12:44:28 pm »

Check the weight rating for each and make sure there is some sort of warranty.  Then go with the cheapest one that meets your requirements.

As a side note, if you intend to store the cars on the wheel dollies then it may be imperative that you get a dolly with steel wheels.  Otherwise you will end up with some deflection in the dolly wheels over time.

I ended up going with what I wasn't going to go with initially.  The first pic.  They have a good load rating, and easily replaceable casters, easy to find....a 4-bolt plate instead of the other, a single stud with smaller wheel.  Both had steel wheels but might as well spend a few bucks more on this investment and have them last.   For warranty I'm not too concerned, it is princess and even a year or two down the road they'll still give you something to replace with.

BTW princess has them for $28 /pr. and the other as in lower pics up top for $18/pr....good time to get some for your winter projects, or just keeping the garage better organized for space.   Afro
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2006, 11:22:00 am »

Usually the 4 bolt casters are more durable anyway.
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