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Old 05-18-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default Building a car body Dolly

Ok Guys, I'm building a dolly for the body of my car for when I'm working on it.
My question is will 4x4's hold up running about 10' by 5' with about 18"s of up right with 6" casters to roll it with. I'm going to run 2x4's for extra support on the bottom from leg to leg with 2x4's running at 45's also. I have no idea how much the body weighs, I just want it to be safe and stable. I put a picture so maybe you can see whats going on it.....Thanks for the help!!! Jim

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Old 05-18-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Building a car body Dolly

Hi Jim,

I built one and posted pics on this thread:
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=25170

Make sure to go with solid casters, easy to roll around.

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Old 05-19-2010, 03:05 AM   #3
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Default Re: Building a car body Dolly

mine are on this post ...


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Old 05-19-2010, 03:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: Building a car body Dolly

Thanks guys. I plan to roll the body out in the back yard. I was going to use the 6" northern tools casters. They are rated at 250lbs each. In your post you said they were junk what about putting tubes in them?
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:10 PM   #5
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Oh I'm not sure what you should use if you're rolling it into the backyard, maybe pneumatic ones are the way to go... I rolled mine around in the garage and onto the driveway and found that with the pneumatic casters, there's alot of bounce to the car dolly and it felt sluggish when rolling around... basically becasue it's on air. Plus one of the casters had a flat after a few weeks, just sitting there.. At that point i replaced them with solid casters.
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:42 PM   #6
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Default Re: Building a car body Dolly

4 x 4 [wood]framework will hold the body fine-----if your rolling on the grass and rocks you need rubber tires[you can get foam filled wheelbarrow tires for the dolly if you do not like flats] i have one framework with metal frames and one with 4 x4 [wood] framework

it usually takes two buddies to roll around the grass
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Thanks for the help guys.
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