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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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