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Old July 18th, 2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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Has anybody made a track dolly?

...that doesn’t use skate or rollerblade wheels?
I want to make a ride on track dolly but don’t want to use the small wheels. Any other alternatives?
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Old July 18th, 2006, 03:12 PM   #2
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Something like this? Seen here un-painted.

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Old July 18th, 2006, 03:17 PM   #3
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...that doesn’t use skate or rollerblade wheels?
I want to make a ride on track dolly but don’t want to use the small wheels. Any other alternatives?
Yes, these people made one and it looks really good.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=71280

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What did you use for those wheel's? Are they go-cart wheels? Please let me know. Thanks.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 04:26 PM   #4
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Something like this? Seen here un-painted.

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I don't think this one can go on tracks, can it?
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Old July 18th, 2006, 04:27 PM   #5
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Yes, these people made one and it looks really good.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=71280

Bill,

What did you use for those wheel's? Are they go-cart wheels? Please let me know. Thanks.
Yeah, I saw that. I was thinking of something that didn't need a set of wheels on two different angles and something I could roll over a ladder as a track.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 05:42 PM   #6
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Gabriel,

I misread his post, here are the wheels I used.

http://surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UI...catname=wheels

I got mine for $3 each with “damaged tubes” all of them held air.
I did not see those for sale this time.

Michael,

Sorry, I misread your post. No it does not use track.

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Old July 19th, 2006, 05:20 PM   #7
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Michael,

Sorry, I misread your post. No it does not use track.

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Yeah, I have been looking around and it seems nobody have done a track dolly with other wheels besides skate/rollerblade ones. I'm trying to make something with bigger wheels since it won't be a light weight dolly.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 06:21 PM   #8
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How much wieght are we talking about?
I have put over 300lbs on my skate board dolly with no problem.
I seems the more wieght the smoother it goes. :-)

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Yeah, I have been looking around and it seems nobody have done a track dolly with other wheels besides skate/rollerblade ones. I'm trying to make something with bigger wheels since it won't be a light weight dolly.
Scateboard wheels are fine. If you want to make it heavier, just use more wheels. They carry a lot of weight, and are smoother than most others.

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Old July 19th, 2006, 08:05 PM   #10
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How much wieght are we talking about?
I have put over 300lbs on my skate board dolly with no problem.
I seems the more wieght the smoother it goes. :-)

Bill
I want to have the operator and AC riding on it, plus be able to have a jib on it too(not at the same time). I really want to use a ladder for tracks and skate wheels won't work on a square track.

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Old July 19th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #11
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Gabriel,

I misread his post, here are the wheels I used.

http://surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UI...catname=wheels

I got mine for $3 each with “damaged tubes” all of them held air.
I did not see those for sale this time.

Bill
Ok thank you! I'll have to keep those in the back of my mind for when I make my dolly. Thanks!

~Gabriel.
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