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Old 01-29-2015, 07:51 AM
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I bought this from the scrap yard this past summer for $45. I actually bought four of them. The frame is made from 4x2x1/8 wall tube, the casters are cast steel or iron and roll very smoothly. They were clearly made for industrial use. I want to replace the wood one that I destroyed in a loader accident two summers ago.

The plan here is to remove all pieces that are attached to the main frame and replace with attachments of my own design. I have already made most of the pieces in anticipation of a build I planed for this winter.

Below is a picture of what I am starting with.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:02 AM
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I drilled and tapped 28 holes in the center of an 8' long piece of 1/2x2 HRS last nite.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:17 AM
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I also removed all the unwanteds from the frame structure. The 1/2x2 bar will be welded to the top surface of the frame.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:27 AM
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You got more than $45 in two casters there.

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Old 02-02-2015, 12:39 AM
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Here is the adjustable column, it is one of four. It can be secured at five inch increments along the top surface of the frame. It aso pivots on a five inch radius and can be placed on either the in or outside of the dolly's frame rail. This arrangement offers 15 inches of coverage on each side of the dolly. This should accommodate any body or frame I wish to put on it.

The column is also adjustable in height with a travel of 13 inches. The 3/4" thread rod is 12" long. This gives a 38 inch maximum height of the saddle.
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:42 AM
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View of column clamp and mounting.
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:46 AM
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I wanted a dolly that is not obstructive. This is particularly important when welding, sandblasting and painting.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:15 AM
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Not a bad deal at all!!! There are 2 things I would change on your setup. First is in the second to last pic. On your clamp system (which looks great) it appears to only be held to the main structure by 1 bolt. The second appears to not be connected to the structure. And the second, on the top of the vertical pieces that are in said clamps. I would do a square/ rectangle adjustable arm on the top of it. It would allow a bit more adjustment.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:09 AM
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Saddle option no. 1
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:14 AM
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Saddle option no.2. This is mainly for bodies which often have holes which would recieve such a cone. Unlike the straddle type saddle shown above, the cone is threaded to engage the 3/4-10 rod.
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