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Wheel dollies dont work!!
#11
Just curious, are the caster wheels flat or do they have some crown?

Also, are the wheels concentric with the axle?
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#12
(10-14-2018, 10:57 AM)jeff8877 Wrote:
(10-14-2018, 10:10 AM)scgamecock Wrote: Hmmm... I have a smooth garage floor and did take apart and lube the caster but the problem seems to be the weight is so heavy on them up front that they won't swivel.  The back of the car I can almost push iwth one hand and it moves wherever I want.

I had the exact same issue. I put some grease in and that did the trick.

I'll try grease again and see if that helps.

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Wade
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#13
I'm using HF dollies. They seem to work fine so far. But the car is pretty light right now with no engine or trans.


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#14
I have a set of HF dollies that are about 15 years old. I've moved cars as heavy as 4000 lbs with them with no problem. It's actually one of the few things from HF that actually work. Have you tried swapping front to back to see if it's just the one on the front that are bad?

Steve
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(10-16-2018, 06:17 AM)scgamecock Wrote:
(10-14-2018, 10:57 AM)jeff8877 Wrote:
(10-14-2018, 10:10 AM)scgamecock Wrote: Hmmm... I have a smooth garage floor and did take apart and lube the caster but the problem seems to be the weight is so heavy on them up front that they won't swivel.  The back of the car I can almost push iwth one hand and it moves wherever I want.

I had the exact same issue. I put some grease in and that did the trick.

I'll try grease again and see if that helps.

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Well surprisingly I greased the caster bearings on my Eastwood ones with Sil-glide and I could move around the front end somewhat easier, so it does seem to make a difference. Because of my garage floor, I couldnt do this previously with these dollies or the metal plate ones I had.
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