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Old 01-12-2018, 12:01 AM
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Show Me Your Cab Dollies...

Going to put together a dolly to set my cab on so it can be easily moved around while we are working on it. Iím thinking it doesnít need to be to elaborate.
I see a lot of them here but the cabs are on them and itís hard to see how they were put together...
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:06 AM
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its simple and easy dont over think it
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here's mine only change I'd make would be taller casters so the engine hoist could roll under the dolly to seat and remove cab...but it worked great for body work
https://jniolon.classicpickup.com/cabdolly/cabdolly.htm

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Not mine in the photo but I built one exactly like it except I used 6" pneumatic casters from Harbor Freight so I could roll it outside in the grass for rust/paint removal and on/off a trailer if needed. Credit to finding this on FTE but I can't remember whose thread.
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Years ago I built one to move my '46 Chevy cab back and forth on the chassis. I used appliance dollies split in two with one on the front of the frame and one on the back. The feet were about five feet long and the uprights were just high enough to get the cab over the chassis by a few inches. I put gussets in the corners of the top plate and legs to keep it from wobbling sideways.

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Here is mine. The overall dimensions are 54" side to side, by 51" front to back. Being low to the ground did make it a little more difficult painting around the bottom, but made it a lot easier painting the top.

Like John, mine was too low for the hoist to slide under. In box "C" you can see a notch in the bottom to allow the hoist legs to clear.

The upright 2x4 "B" slides into the rear cab mount pockets. I did this so I could roll it onto a trailer without having to worry about the cab sliding off the dolly.

The floor pan at the front cab mounts rests on the upright 2x6s "A". A lag bolt was run through the front cab mount bolt-hole into the top of the 2x6. Again, this kept the cab from sliding around on the dolly.
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Nothing fancy, I screwed casters on the bottom of pallets.


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Here is what I used. I made it wide so the cab would fit nose down or upright. I used 2x4s so it is light weight and can be stored vertically when not in use. I also used steel wheels because I have found rubber has a tendency to flat spot after sitting a while. Not a big deal but just my preference.
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Mine was much like what Pintopluber did, long since recycled. The bare cab is so light it can be dragged around on a canvas or tarp and tipped to obtain the best working angle for what section you're working on. No, I did roll the cab onto the top.
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You know in hindsight i am wondering if we should be building cab dollies big enough to be bed dollies also. I have several cabs and beds that i need to move easily. Has anyone done 1 for both.
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You know in hindsight i am wondering if we should be building cab dollies big enough to be bed dollies also. I have several cabs and beds that i need to move easily. Has anyone done 1 for both.
someone say bed dollies ??

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You know in hindsight i am wondering if we should be building cab dollies big enough to be bed dollies also. I have several cabs and beds that i need to move easily. Has anyone done 1 for both.
Yes. The dolly that I posted above works for either. My bed is on it now.
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This is my cab dollie after I put my box on it. Same as others, just 2 x 4 with large wheels for moving. Then just some more 2 x 4 to hold up the box at a comfortable height. As a bonus, it is wide enough that it slides over the frame and can be parked on top of the truck when needed. Sorry no picture of that.
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I have built quite a few like this, I don't use the pneumatic tires any longer since they don't want to swivel easily.
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I have built quite a few like this, I don't use the pneumatic tires any longer since they don't want to swivel easily.
I think I more or less copied mine from yours. I made it with whatever I had, so it ended up 2x6s instead of 2x4s.
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