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Re: [oletrucks] Cab Dollie

To: "Bill Broadway" <bcubed@vanhalen-irc.com>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Cab Dollie
From: "Gary L. Perry" <glperry@fwi.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 13:37:19 -0500
On a truck I had, I just used 2x12's I had around and made a square box that
had the front mount area and just rested cab area on it. I put 2x6's across
corners and has some large casters bolted to them. You could even put more
2x's accross top to support on more floor. I tried to support where the
x-member's were already on floor. You can lay these cabs on their backs to
work on floor, depending on how rusty weak it is. I've even put them on
"face", the firewall and had no problem with balance and that part is
heavier and less rusty too.  I've always wanted to make a "rotisserie" type
that allows me to turn the cab 360*.  It could bolt to door striker area and
hood hinge area, but may be too much in way to work on it inside.  Good
Luck, sorry no pix or drawings!

G. L. Perry
Huntington, IN
54 Chevy 2-ton (driver)
50 Chevy COE (project)
55 GMC COE (project)
MM Jet Star 3 (tractor)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Broadway" <bcubed@vanhalen-irc.com>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 11:18 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Cab Dollie

> This weekend, I'm going to build a dollie for my cab. Anyone else had
> experience with this? Basically hoping to take measurements between the
> mounts on my '55 2nd series, and take some lumber and buld a stand with
> casters on it to roll my cab around on. Not exactly sure yet of how tall
> make it, I know the steps inside the doors drop a good amount from the top
> of the frame. If anyone has any pictures of any, I'd be interested in
> them, for ideas.
> Thanks,
> Bill
> http://www.vanhalen-irc.com/bill/truck
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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