: Poor Man Dollies


83mc406
01-07-2016, 02:38 PM
Bought wheels on ebay. 1 1/2 stock and made 1 pair for now. In my shop by myself its to hard pushing cars around. After making the other pair I will have about 120.00. Tried buying go-jacks at auctions and used was just way over priced.

http://s666.photobucket.com/user/my1haywood/media/dolly.jpg.html

440roadrunner
01-07-2016, 03:34 PM
Unless those wheels are way better than Horrid Freight you just wasted a lot of time and money.

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-1500-lb-capacity-vehicle-dollies-67338.html

And this coming from a guy "not real big on" HF

83mc406
01-07-2016, 03:39 PM
They are. Steel all swivel wheels rated at 300 lb each. All HF dollies I saw were bent or bad casters and plastic/rubber wheel that would get flat sided when sitting for long period of time. The 59.99 is for 2 on your HF site Im building 4 for the 120 or 60.00 a pair. 1 cent more then HF

Meierznutz
01-08-2016, 08:15 AM
Let us know how they hold up. What wall thickness did you use for the square stock?

raidmagic
01-10-2016, 08:23 PM
They are. Steel all swivel wheels rated at 300 lb each. All HF dollies I saw were bent or bad casters and plastic/rubber wheel that would get flat sided when sitting for long period of time. The 59.99 is for 2 on your HF site Im building 4 for the 120 or 60.00 a pair. 1 cent more then HF

I've got 2 full sets ( 8 ) of the HF ones, I use them for everything from engines to full cars. Sometimes they sit outside for months on end. Some lube on the casters and good as new.

bigben337
01-11-2016, 05:20 PM
Ive got a set of the Harbor Freight that ive had at least 5 years,still work fine!!

83mc406
01-12-2016, 11:29 AM
Let us know how they hold up. What wall thickness did you use for the square stock?

I used 1/8 wall square tubing. Here is picture with car on them. Makes life a lot easier moving car around
http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv24/my1haywood/dol.jpg (http://s666.photobucket.com/user/my1haywood/media/dol.jpg.html)

dirtysouth
01-12-2016, 11:37 AM
I start mine up to move it...:p:-damnit

Meierznutz
01-13-2016, 08:42 PM
DS, that's funny.... but I have a narrow garage and can only work on one side of the car or the other. Without dolly under the wheels I have to open the door (letting all my heat out) then move the car to the other side of the bay, crawl out of the window (not everything I fix is a Miata), and then crawl back in to back out when I'm done. I just picked up two sets of the better HF ones that are good for 1500 pounds each. They were easy to assemble and work fantastic! I was able to change both doors on the Miata without having to open the garage door. They locks on the dolly allowed me to push the car when I wanted to and held it in place for some rough "adjusting". If you have ever thought of getting or making a set I highly recommend them.

dirtysouth
01-13-2016, 08:50 PM
DS, that's funny.... but I have a narrow garage and can only work on one side of the car or the other. Without dolly under the wheels I have to open the door (letting all my heat out) then move the car to the other side of the bay, crawl out of the window (not everything I fix is a Miata), and then crawl back in to back out when I'm done. I just picked up two sets of the better HF ones that are good for 1500 pounds each. They were easy to assemble and work fantastic! I was able to change both doors on the Miata without having to open the garage door. They locks on the dolly allowed me to push the car when I wanted to and held it in place for some rough "adjusting". If you have ever thought of getting or making a set I highly recommend them.

LOL. I have a 22x24 shop. Bought 4 of them things, ain't used them but once. They won't fit my rear tires and I ended up with to much other shit in there. I was just busting OP's balls. :p

Shit I gotta put 2x6's under my 55 to get on or off lift.:-damnit