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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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thomasotten
post Jan 10 2021, 08:02 PM
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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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post Feb 6 2021, 07:59 PM
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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
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JeffBowlsby   Car dolly recoomendation?   Nov 20 2020, 11:59 AM
mepstein   I bought 2 sets of these. They work well. Easy to ...   Nov 20 2020, 12:22 PM
MM1   I bought 2 sets of these. They work well. Easy to...   Nov 20 2020, 05:50 PM
Jett   i wanted to move a bigger vehicle and wanted easy ...   Nov 20 2020, 07:11 PM
JeffBowlsby   i wanted to move a bigger vehicle and wanted easy...   Nov 20 2020, 10:15 PM
Jett   [quote name='Jett' post='2868137' date='Nov 20 20...   Nov 21 2020, 12:35 AM
ndfrigi   Harbor Freight will do its job on my need. My 2 c...   Nov 21 2020, 01:51 AM
PanelBilly   I just sold a set of the HF ones locally for 25. F...   Nov 21 2020, 04:24 PM
Cairo94507   The bigger the wheel and the better the bearings t...   Nov 22 2020, 08:05 AM
porsha916   I made four these for a few buck's with harbor...   Nov 23 2020, 11:49 AM
914043   I made four these for a few buck's with harbo...   Dec 10 2020, 11:10 PM
porsha916   I made four these for a few buck's with harb...   Mar 16 2021, 07:28 AM
Unobtanium-inc   I prefer these ones, only because they have a side...   Nov 24 2020, 11:36 AM
David.laRuse   You get what you pay for, spend the $ and get...   Nov 25 2020, 04:32 PM
mepstein   You get what you pay for, spend the $ and ge...   Nov 25 2020, 04:59 PM
Freezin 914   I prefer these ones, only because they have a sid...   Nov 25 2020, 07:06 PM
914forme   EzCarLift - Best Roll around stand I have. No tir...   Dec 17 2020, 07:12 AM
thomasotten   I second the EZ car lift rollers. I first purchase...   Jan 10 2021, 08:02 PM
jdbogart@self-serv.net   I second the EZ car lift rollers. I first purchas...   Feb 6 2021, 07:59 PM
mgphoto   Casters must be removed to lower the car to the gr...   Feb 20 2021, 02:38 PM
mepstein   These are very fast and easy to use. If you don...   Feb 20 2021, 03:18 PM
r_towle   These are very fast and easy to use. If you don...   Mar 14 2021, 10:24 PM
akp2002   I have been thinking about the EZ lift but didn...   Mar 16 2021, 08:13 AM


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