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Body Dolly
Posted by: SoloCP ()
Date: April 13, 2018 05:27PM

Looking for ideas on building a dolly to sit the 63 convertible body on. More then likely out of wood. This will be used to move the body around and use to sell the body to facilitate transportation. Pics ?

AKA (Polyvairist)
Kansas City
Broken Halo Corvair Garage.
61 Lakewood
62 Monza aka (Flicka)
62 Rampside
63 700 Sedan 3 Speed
64 Spyder Coupe (Bill Pierson Car)
64 Monza Convertible,140/4 Speed,Electric Heat,Kelsey Hayes Wheels
64 Spyder Blown, (Dave Bolduc Car)
65 Corsa 3.1 Liter Triple Weber (aka Unsafe)
66 Corvair V8 SuperVair (Created by Archibald Evans)
66 Avenger, Corvair Turbo, Fuel Injected, Air to Water intercool 140. (Michael Mann Car)

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Re: Body Dolly
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: April 13, 2018 06:44PM

You can laugh but I used a set of wood bed rails and 2 x 6 . casters from Harbor Freight. The bed rails had 1 x 2 that the cross braces originally set on . I measured the width across the pinch weld below the rockers , set the rails on the floor, set them to the width + a inch so the 1 x 2 was out side the pinch rail , cut the 2 x 6 to length and bolted together with 2 straight / 2 swivel casters. The bigger the casters the easier it will move, I used hard plastic type. Worked perfect for transporting my corvair with no suspension about 400 miles.

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Re: Body Dolly
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: April 13, 2018 08:55PM

Steve,are you in town?Going to the beach? lol

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Body Dolly
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 14, 2018 07:26AM

Here is the one I used on mine 2x8, 1/2 plywood squares across the corners and lag screwed the 4" casters into the frame. Used it for a bunch of stuff besides just the car.


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

Grand Island, NY

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Re: Body Dolly
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: April 14, 2018 07:41AM

I know a few Corvette guys that built this and liked it. Probably would work for a Corvair:

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Re: Body Dolly
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: April 14, 2018 08:59AM

I bought one that Bob Slusher made. It's four pieces of Unistrut with corner plates of flat steel to attach the HF casters. Then simple bolts to go up into the jacking point holes. I used it to take the car via trailer to media blast and back. The body is in primer and on it now. Easy to push around to make room where needed in the garage. Bob may chime in on exact specifications. I can take pictures if needed.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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