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Posted by: JeffBowlsby Nov 20 2020, 11:59 AM

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.

Posted by: mepstein Nov 20 2020, 12:22 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.


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Posted by: MM1 Nov 20 2020, 05:50 PM

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.

Posted by: Jett Nov 20 2020, 07:11 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-Dolly-M998035/dp/B0006A9EY2/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=car+dolly&pd_rd_r=a55af506-cfdf-491c-a69b-33cf44a13849&pd_rd_w=xxHsV&pd_rd_wg=rlCGd&pf_rd_p=0ec05f25-9534-48fe-9c3e-40b89957230e&pf_rd_r=9YQ8QBXSMN3CWQG187JW&qid=1605920583&sr=8-15

Posted by: JeffBowlsby Nov 20 2020, 10:15 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-Dolly-M998035/dp/B0006A9EY2/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=car+dolly&pd_rd_r=a55af506-cfdf-491c-a69b-33cf44a13849&pd_rd_w=xxHsV&pd_rd_wg=rlCGd&pf_rd_p=0ec05f25-9534-48fe-9c3e-40b89957230e&pf_rd_r=9YQ8QBXSMN3CWQG187JW&qid=1605920583&sr=8-15


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

Posted by: Jett Nov 21 2020, 12:35 AM

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-Dolly-M998035/dp/B0006A9EY2/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=car+dolly&pd_rd_r=a55af506-cfdf-491c-a69b-33cf44a13849&pd_rd_w=xxHsV&pd_rd_wg=rlCGd&pf_rd_p=0ec05f25-9534-48fe-9c3e-40b89957230e&pf_rd_r=9YQ8QBXSMN3CWQG187JW&qid=1605920583&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.

Posted by: ndfrigi Nov 21 2020, 01:51 AM

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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Posted by: PanelBilly Nov 21 2020, 04:24 PM

I just sold a set of the HF ones locally for 25. Figured I’d never need them

Posted by: Cairo94507 Nov 22 2020, 08:05 AM

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.

Posted by: porsha916 Nov 23 2020, 11:49 AM

I made four these for a few buck's with harbor freight dolly'sAttached Image

Posted by: 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.


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Posted by: David.laRuse Nov 25 2020, 04:32 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.

Posted by: mepstein Nov 25 2020, 04:59 PM

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.

Posted by: Freezin 914 Nov 25 2020, 07:06 PM

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.


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.

Posted by: 914043 Dec 10 2020, 11:10 PM

QUOTE(porsha916 @ Nov 23 2020, 09:49 AM) *

I made four these for a few buck's with harbor freight dolly'sAttached Image
these work just as good as the more expensive metal ones. cost $7.99 each support 1000lbs per wheel and can still be used to move furniture with ease.

Posted by: 914forme Dec 17 2020, 07:12 AM

EzCarLift - Best Roll around stand I have. No tire flat spots, car is 24" in the air so you can store tubs under it, or work on the car over the long winters. Drop the stand feet it does not roll. Wheels are at least 6" casters all shafts and bearings have grease zeros, tw o wheels lock in a direction or go full 360, to wheels have brakes.

Some one says you get what you pay for. If you have the budget I will say that was my best garage / shop purchase ever.

Made in the USA

Great Product - as much as I recommend it, I should get a cut, sadly I do not.

https://youtu.be/rERxNMiSWnY showing the operations and everything. Moving a car is show 3:40 in.

It is EZ, I move my 914-6 by myself, don't need two people to do it.

Yes it is not cheap, but yes it is a great investment all around.

If only it could lift all my bigger stuff. Chevy Truck, X5M, and 7 series. I prefer this over my QuickJacks. If you look at the two the quality in the EZ is exceptionally better than that in the QuickJack. Heck the extension I made for my QuickJack are better quality than the quickJack. And I think QuickJack saw my design and copied it for their own extensions. dry.gif

Now if they would copy my wheel design for moving the about under the cars, they might be onto something.

When I move the Harbor Freight and Big Red Wheel rollers and the QuickJacks will be sold off, or scraped. The EZwill be with me for the rest of my car working life.

Posted by: thomasotten Jan 10 2021, 08:02 PM

I second the EZ car lift rollers. I first purchased a set of tradional car dolly's. I went with a "ball bearing" one, having had a non ball bearing set. Not much better. Still difficult to move with only one person. Any little dirt causes the wheels to skid. I sold them and went with an EZ Car lift found used for $900. I purchased he casters. Rolls very easy. In fact, don't lean agains he car if he casers aren' locked. No solution isn't without pros and cons. A con of the EZ is he cost. Also, the castors seem to interfere slightly with 911's tires. Haven't tried lifting conversely on a 911 though.


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Posted by: jdbogart@self-serv.net Feb 6 2021, 07:59 PM

QUOTE(thomasotten @ Jan 10 2021, 09:02 PM) *

I second the EZ car lift rollers. I first purchased a set of tradional car dolly's. I went with a "ball bearing" one, having had a non ball bearing set. Not much better. Still difficult to move with only one person. Any little dirt causes the wheels to skid. I sold them and went with an EZ Car lift found used for $900. I purchased he casters. Rolls very easy. In fact, don't lean agains he car if he casers aren' locked. No solution isn't without pros and cons. A con of the EZ is he cost. Also, the castors seem to interfere slightly with 911's tires. Haven't tried lifting conversely on a 911 though.



Hello Mr. Otten,

I have a 914-6 that I only drive once a month or so, but I would drive it more often if it were easier for me to get it in and out of my garage.

Due to the size of my garage and my wife's car that I also put in the garage, I have to park the 914 sideways right up next to the garage side wall. I do this by removing my wife's car, backing the 914 up close to the garage side wall, turning off the engine and then getting out and by using the steering wheel, hand push the car back and forth, until I have the 914 parked almost touching the garage wall all along the 914's right side.

It looks from your picture like the EZ Car Lift with dolly wheels might help me avoid all the work I go through now to park my 914.

Can you tell me if you can roll your EZ Car Lift with its optional caster wheels underneath the 914 or do the castor wheels have to be removed to get the EZ Lift under the car? And then would you have to take the castor wheels back off to get the EZ Lift back out from underneath the car?

Thank you for any information you can impart to me about how I might use an EZ Car Lift to more simply park my 914 in the limited space that I have.

Sincerely,
Don Bogart

Posted by: mgphoto Feb 20 2021, 02:38 PM

Casters must be removed to lower the car to the ground, car must be lifted before casters can be installed.

Posted by: mepstein Feb 20 2021, 03:18 PM

These are very fast and easy to use.

If you don't like them, return them.


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