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Supporting car during rebuild from bare shell

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by Turn & Burn, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. Turn & Burn

    Turn & Burn
    Z Club Member

    I’m looking for good ideas for supporting the car as I rebuild from a bare shell. Access underneath needs to be fairly good for fuel lines etc. transmission etc. I don’t have the space for a post lift!
    What have people used? Trolleys or stands etc
     
  2. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    I had two things I bought on ebay - they looked a bit like this ...
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    I paid £60 for the pair (used) and they were ideal. Took the weight of the car fine ...

    Great for wheeling about in the garage, with no axles on the frame etc.

    When the rebuild was done I sold them to the guy who did my engine for the same price (bargain). I wish I still had them to be honest.

    You could make one with some square tube and a welder and some castors (bigger than the ones in the pic) ...

    Or some really thick pieces of wood bolted together would do it as well - I've seen cars put on them.
     
  3. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
    Z Club Member

    Hi Andy
    I knocked up a bogie out of timber and fitted castors to it (I think I still got them if you want them). Gave me the access I needed.
    Paul
     

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  4. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Paul, did it roll okay with those castors on?

    I was thinking more these bigger ones ...

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    Edit: christ, the one above looks huge! Yours are not too bad, looking at them again (obviously worked)
     
  5. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
    Z Club Member

    Yeah they were ok, but the engine and box weren't in at this point so not so much weight. I bolted the trolley to the floor to stop the shell moving off the trolley when I pushed it. The carpet didn't help, it would move more freely on a bare floor. Fortunately I didn't need to move it much.
     
  6. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    I made a crap wooden dolly as it would only be on it for a 300m push for about 6 weeks. Stayed on it about 5 years and about 700 miles!

    Used the front subframe/engine support and moustache bolts, you can get under the car easy as I made it so the floors about 2ft off the floor. Something like that should do?
     
  7. Turn & Burn

    Turn & Burn
    Z Club Member

    Thanks folks, I was concerned what part of the shell I should sit down on, it looks like Paul has just gone for the floor pans (with a special duvet i think u can just see in the pics). If it worked well for u I’ll rustle up a frame on castors. Prob ok until engine and box go in.
    Cheers
    A
     
  8. Turn & Burn

    Turn & Burn
    Z Club Member


    I’ve been using a frame just like this, but was unsure how to get off it this once things got heavy! Mine will get in the way of the suspension build up too.
     

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