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I'm gonna try to make these....
#1

I found this website with detail description on how to build these...I think these are pretty cool...especially for us folks that are building our mustangs at home and don't have luxury of having huge garages.....

http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showt...s-than-100

Enjoy
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#2
Interesting & I like it. However I would weld the stands to the base and make the base slightly larger still since it is a rolling Jack stand. The extra weld and larger base will add to the stability. That's my structural engineering analysis for the day. Smile

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
73 F-code Convertible, Planned: color TBD/Black top/White Int., 351C, 5-spd, 3L50.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#3
Yeah, the more stable the better! Those look a little wobbly to me! Confused

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
"Just relax, I've got a friend named Felix who can fix anything!" ~James Bond
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#4
Probably those are OK for Vdub's, but for our Detroit Iron I would go with Don's advice!
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#5
Stronger the better.

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#6
Nance,

I would agree with the posts above when it comes to the stability of a rolling jackstand and one of them getting caught up on a piece of debris on the floor when you are moving the car.

I have several sets of dollies like these that I move my cars around with. If your car is on all 4 wheels these work great. I can turn the car around in the garagre with the help of another person.

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If you car lacks the suspension (like mine) this is what I am preparing to make to bolt onto my car vary shortly. My car is just currently a bare shell getting ready for paint and body.

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The rear dolly set will fit 67 - 73 mustangs. I should have some dimensions in the next week or so and I will post them on the forum.




BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#7
bkdunha;29747 Wrote:Nance,

I would agree with the posts above when it comes to the stability of a rolling jackstand and one of them getting caught up on a piece of debris on the floor when you are moving the car.

I have several sets of dollies like these that I move my cars around with. If your car is on all 4 wheels these work great. I can turn the car around in the garagre with the help of another person.


If you car lacks the suspension (like mine) this is what I am preparing to make to bolt onto my car vary shortly. My car is just currently a bare shell getting ready for paint and body.


The rear dolly set will fit 67 - 73 mustangs. I should have some dimensions in the next week or so and I will post them on the forum.

Yours look much sturdier than the homemade ones from the first post!
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#8
I, too, agree that the stability "thing" would be a PRIMARY issue in my mind.

If you have wheels/tires on your Mustang, I would think you would be better served to simply purchase the car dollies as mentioned by "bkdunha" above. That in my estimation is an EXCELLENT solution.

Either way, I admire your interest in trying to make things easier when moving your Mustang around the garageSmile.

BT

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#9
bkdunha;29747 Wrote:Nance,

I would agree with the posts above when it comes to the stability of a rolling jackstand and one of them getting caught up on a piece of debris on the floor when you are moving the car.

I have several sets of dollies like these that I move my cars around with. If your car is on all 4 wheels these work great. I can turn the car around in the garagre with the help of another person.


If you car lacks the suspension (like mine) this is what I am preparing to make to bolt onto my car vary shortly. My car is just currently a bare shell getting ready for paint and body.


The rear dolly set will fit 67 - 73 mustangs. I should have some dimensions in the next week or so and I will post them on the forum.

Neglected to add that you can get the ones to place under the car tires at Harbour Freight for $60 to $100. Try and get the ones with the hard plastic wheels vs. the steel wheels. The plastic wheels are rounded a little more and tend to turn easier and roll better. This helps when trying to move 2 tons by yourself.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#10
Make the base 2 x the height and it will be fine. Just don't raise the jack stands to a higher notch and no worries. Better yet, tack weld that too and limit the height. You could get by with 1.5 x the height but you are pushing it and it would be much easier for it to tumble over. The VW stands from the earlier post looks like 1.5 x the height, but I didn't measure or put any brain waves to it. But definitely didn't look like something I would have in my garage without beefing it up some. I just hope the limb in the front yard will hold that engine a few more weeks though, it's definitely not 2 x the height. :/

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
73 F-code Convertible, Planned: color TBD/Black top/White Int., 351C, 5-spd, 3L50.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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