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    Now that the mezzanine is nearing completion I needed to get the Mustang under it. As he's currently not operable this meant some way to slide it into place. I don't have a set of car skates and besides I wanted to get him off his tires as he say waiting for me to get a round to-it. So I had jack stands and about a million 4 wheel dollies left from using them to move the structural steel for the mezz. So here's what I came up with:

    And the car in it's new resting place. I think these pics may be in reverse order but I don't know why (they seem right on the edit page).

    Anyhow, I found that the floor has to be perfectly clean and that the HF dollies do NOT have stout enough wheels even though I was WAY below their rated value. So I had a couple of small disasters but the concept is sound.

    Hope this is useful to some of you.

    Dan
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    Last edited by DanStokes; May 10, 2011, 07:46 AM.

  • #2
    Cool Dan. I found the same thing about the HF dollies and the weight rating, ironically with a Fox Mustang too! The wheels tend to deform and become "flats" and take some serious convincing to get rolling. No chance of it getting out of control from overspeeding though.
    Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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    • #3
      if it was me , I'd put a metal plate under the stand. or you might find the car on it'd door handle one day

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      • #4
        I don't think it's high enough to flip over. If that's what you mean.
        Originally posted by TC
        also boost will make the cam act smaller

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        • #5
          A friend of mine used those too, but just set the tires on the dollys.
          Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
          1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
          1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
          1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
          1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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          • #6
            I'm sure I'll be getting around to doing stuff like this. Looking good Dan.
            Escaped on a technicality.

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            • #7
              You may not be able to tell from the pics but the wood under the jack stands is 5/4 (a full 1 inch) oak veneer plywood left over from another project. It's VERY stout so I'm not worried about it failing. I am a bit worried about those cheap HF casters, though! I may replace the dollies with the bigger HF ones the next time they're on sale - unless I find some better casters and/or dollies at a good price.

              Dan

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              • #8
                Your Mustang is a "he" ?
                That awkward moment when you realize it IS your circus and those ARE your monkeys!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LORENSWIFE View Post
                  Your Mustang is a "he" ?
                  Absolutely. His name is 'Stanger. He's kind of like a boy in his late teens - ready to rock (if I got off my butt and worked on him - not much is needed).

                  Dan

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