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#16 Jazz OFFLINE  

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 01:10 PM

You can salvage the wheels off wrecked shopping carts. .usually victims of the snow plow operator. You can find them out back of your supermarket. I have made carts for years and those wheels have no problem supporting a car or truck.. I likely built my first pair of car skates 25 years ago,,and being able to move vehicles,tractors around or just up against the wall ,,,they are real space savers

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 01:45 PM

Now that's a great idea... And a nice car!

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 02:27 PM

That's a great idea Jazz.

I can't tell in the pics. What did you mount them to?


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Posted January 25, 2015 - 03:28 PM

1/4 steel plate,,,,with a piece of angle iron welded at each end to keep vehicle from rolling off...use 2" to keep vehicle from rolling off. I used 1" and it is not suitable,,,if a tire looses air it can roll out the skate,,real special when you are under the car...I learned this a couple weeks ago when I found a car had kicked out a skate so I lifted car back up and set it on the skate..minutes later it kicked the skate out again!...so I brought air up in tire( it was down to 8 lbs) and it was fine...this had never happened before and there is always a vehicle on skates... scrapyard steel of course!  My favourite scrapyard gets plenty of goodies from the Bombardier plant across the road...

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