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JeffBowlsby
post Nov 20 2020, 11:59 AM
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Thinking about getting a set of wheel dollies.

I had some HF cheapos awhile back, they worked but had cast iron wheels and left scratches on the garage floor. Have seen some with what look like a rubber wheel but concerned they might flat spot.

Interested in something simple and low tech, but well built and roll around easy. Not interested in the fancy ones with onboard hydraulics.
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post Nov 20 2020, 12:22 PM
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I bought 2 sets of these. They work well. Easy to move the 914. I bought them on different days to use the 20% off. I would buy them again.


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post Nov 20 2020, 05:50 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Nov 20 2020, 01:22 PM) *

I bought 2 sets of these. They work well. Easy to move the 914. I bought them on different days to use the 20% off. I would buy them again.



I bought the same ones - greased them and noticed they were missing a few ball bearings . . .60 to 90 degrees worth. Car has sat on them for more year, until I just placed it on a 4x6 "body dolly" . . .a few of the HF dollies roll a bit rougher . . .but they still work.
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post Nov 20 2020, 07:11 PM
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i wanted to move a bigger vehicle and wanted easy rolling.

For heavier applications, these work well.

https://www.amazon.com/Merrick-Machine-Co-D...583&sr=8-15
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post Nov 20 2020, 10:15 PM
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QUOTE(Jett @ Nov 20 2020, 05:11 PM) *

i wanted to move a bigger vehicle and wanted easy rolling.

For heavier applications, these work well.

https://www.amazon.com/Merrick-Machine-Co-D...583&sr=8-15


That type is what I was looking at. Rubber wheels? Do they flat spot over time?
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post Nov 21 2020, 12:35 AM
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QUOTE(JeffBowlsby @ Nov 20 2020, 08:15 PM) *

QUOTE(Jett @ Nov 20 2020, 05:11 PM) *

i wanted to move a bigger vehicle and wanted easy rolling.

For heavier applications, these work well.

https://www.amazon.com/Merrick-Machine-Co-D...583&sr=8-15


That type is what I was looking at. Rubber wheels? Do they flat spot over time?

Extremely hard rubber compound, I don’t expect they will change shape.
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post Nov 21 2020, 01:51 AM
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Harbor Freight will do its job on my need. My 2 car garage fits 3 small cars. i just tucked in my 914 project in the corner by myself after doing some work on it.

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I just sold a set of the HF ones locally for 25. Figured I’d never need them
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The bigger the wheel and the better the bearings the easier they are to roll around. I bought a set 12 years ago and upgraded to the large wheel package and I could roll my car around with 1 hand in my garage. I think I paid about $150 delivered. Gave them to my nephew who has a fleet of hot rods.
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post Nov 23 2020, 11:49 AM
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I made four these for a few buck's with harbor freight dolly'sAttached Image
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post Nov 24 2020, 11:36 AM
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I prefer these ones, only because they have a side lip. There is nothing worse then hitting a bump or a transition and having the dolly go flying off the wheel. These hold it in.


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post Nov 25 2020, 04:32 PM
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You get what you pay for, spend the $ and get a set of Go Jacks! You will be very happy you did, David la Ruse.
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post Nov 25 2020, 04:59 PM
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QUOTE(David.laRuse @ Nov 25 2020, 05:32 PM) *

You get what you pay for, spend the $ and get a set of Go Jacks! You will be very happy you did, David la Ruse.

Depends on the use and budget. My friend has go-jacks because he needs to move his car on and off the dollies and moves the car often in a small garage. He loves them. The cheap ones work for me because they really just let me move a car into a corner for storage. Perfect for my needs.
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post Nov 25 2020, 07:06 PM
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QUOTE(Unobtanium-inc @ Nov 24 2020, 11:36 AM) *

I prefer these ones, only because they have a side lip. There is nothing worse then hitting a bump or a transition and having the dolly go flying off the wheel. These hold it in.


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) I have 3 sets of these, have used them for many different projects, have never had a failure, and the curves help with flat spots after long term storage.
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