Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Miscellaneous and Off Topic Forums > Paint, Bodywork & Detailing Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 3.00 average.
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
wilkrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Ocala, Fla.
Posts: 148
Garage
Tub Dolly

Hi all,
I have the suspension completly removed from my 944S resto project, and need to drop the tub on to some sort of dolly to be able to move on and off lift, outside for pressure washing, etc.
Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks for the help
Regards
Jeff
Old 08-08-2012, 06:05 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
914-6Werkshop
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 2,544
Bolt a couple furniture dolly's together.
Old 08-09-2012, 01:24 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
dkbautosports.com
 
962porsche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: branford ct
Posts: 3,316
the casters will lose it's balls all over your floor .
a low cost way is to order 4 casters from harbor freight the ones that you would need are about 15 dollars each . then get two 4x4's to run along the under side of the car from the right side to the left side then 3 2x4's and run two on the out side along the rockers and then one from the right front to the left rear of the car . lag bolt all of the wood together . your looking at a total cost of about 100 dollars to build a good strong car dolly . i have 4 of them in my shop . i use them to get cars around to the back of the shop so we can sand blast them with out and supension on the cars . do not use it to do your body work on they are just dollys .
Old 08-09-2012, 03:16 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,204
I just fabricated one a few days ago for my 911. I'll post a few pics later this evening. . .
__________________
'74 911 Red Sunroof Coupe, 3.6L, etc...
Old 08-09-2012, 06:16 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,204
Here's some pics. I used 3/4" allthread at each post so I could micro-adjust them to ft. Also each post can be extended in 1.5" increments. The torsion tub sits on the legs w/the curved sections and the front legs bolt to the tub just behind the front cross member.

Overkill? You bet! But cool and functional too. . .












__________________
'74 911 Red Sunroof Coupe, 3.6L, etc...
Old 08-09-2012, 08:10 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Gillies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 275
Tub Dolly

I also built one last summer...not quite as rugged as Tom's but effective nonetheless.











__________________
Gilles...
------------------------------------
1970 Targa 911T
Old 08-10-2012, 04:20 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
Registered User
 
Shaun @ Tru6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 34,631
here's mine.













__________________
Tru6 Restoration & Design
Old 08-12-2012, 09:03 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
wilkrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Ocala, Fla.
Posts: 148
Garage
Thanks!!!

Wow, very impressive.
Thanks very much for sharing your ideas.
I guess I better get to work.
Regards
Jeff
Old 08-14-2012, 04:32 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Bird. It's the word...
 
Fishcop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Port Macquarie NSW Australia
Posts: 5,077
Garage
If you need to flip the car for any reason an octisserie arrangement might be useful...

__________________
John Forcier
Current: 68L 2.0 Hotrod - build underway
Old 08-14-2012, 05:59 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Surrey, England
Posts: 104
Might be a bit late, but in case you haven't got around to making one yet.....

I made one like the one's shown above where the car rests on the dolly/cradle. That's fine for moving around your garage or workshop but less good if/when you want to take it to get blast cleaned or painted. That's because it means you have to strap the shell itself to the trailer as well as the dolly, and the inevitable rubbing on the journey is difficult to keep from marking the shell/paint job.

Better to build the dolly so you can add bolt-on brackets that attach to the rear torsion bar bracket holes and the front crossmember bracket holes, and so firmly attach the shell to the dolly. If you know you want to do this from the start then you can place the main struts so that these 'bolt-ons' are in line with the struts. Then when you transport the shell you just have to secure the dolly to the trailer.

Mick
Old 08-31-2012, 12:53 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Re:

It is draaw?
Old 09-01-2012, 01:31 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: sydney
Posts: 265
hi guys want ask question on how to put chassis on to the dolly ? using engine crane ?
Old 09-01-2012, 05:55 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)
Bird. It's the word...
 
Fishcop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Port Macquarie NSW Australia
Posts: 5,077
Garage
Jack the car high front and rear, wheel dolly under and lower it. A good dolly design will see it slip between the front and rear wheel base with wheels/tyres on.

And in case it hasn't been mentioned, be careful if you're dollying a car with the engine in as there is significant weight over the rear half of the dolly making maneuvering tricky and unwieldy. I personally wouldn't dolly a car until most of the interior and engine are removed.
__________________
John Forcier
Current: 68L 2.0 Hotrod - build underway
Old 09-01-2012, 08:02 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: sydney
Posts: 265
thanx john .
Old 09-01-2012, 10:45 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
onboost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Metro DC
Posts: 5,465
Very cool..

Although not hard to figure, it would be cool if the demsions and bar stock sizes were provided.

Thx
__________________
RGruppe #180
So many cars.. so little time!!
Old 09-04-2012, 02:28 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 44


I built this dolly so I can take the tub to various sub-contractors. A tube slides into the front with a hitch on it. Add a set of HF trailer lights and good to go. It also puts the tub a a nice working height.
Old 09-04-2012, 07:15 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #16 (permalink)
Home of the Whopper
 
BK911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rocky Top, TN
Posts: 5,330
Garage
Here's one from 4x4's.
Basically a set of saw horses on casters.
Jack up the back, slide one under the car.
Jack up the front, slide the other one under the car.
Simple one man operation.
I have also connected front and back together with a 2x4 when moving around a lot.

__________________
'71 911E Targa rustbucket
Old 09-28-2012, 07:58 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #17 (permalink)
Home of the Whopper
 
BK911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rocky Top, TN
Posts: 5,330
Garage
__________________
'71 911E Targa rustbucket
Old 09-28-2012, 08:00 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #18 (permalink)
 
Registered speed offender
 
78SCRSMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 1,112
Garage
Well neener neener, I have one too

__________________
If you keep looking back, you'll never move forward.
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/paint-bodywork-discussion-forum/506621-project-911r-something.html
Old 10-04-2012, 08:19 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #19 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:43 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.