A New Toy Called The Uni-Dolly

John Gunnell |
We were careful to make sure the frame cleared the Uni-Dolly units.

We were careful to make sure the frame cleared the Uni-Dolly units.

 

Last week I got a new toy called the Uni-Dolly. Before you go thinking I bought a plastic blow up lady, take a look at the Website (www.uni-dolly.com) -or at least the accompanying photo.

I had seen the Uni-Dolly at The SEMA Show for a couple of years. It was very similar to a device that my friend Marvin Richer, of Crystal Lake, Ill., had in his shop. Marv’s car roll around device is something he found in France and it is a very heavy-duty unit. The Uni-Dolly is very much like it and it’s readily available here in the United States.

We used our Uni-Dolly to help remove a car body from the frame. We jacked up the body on the Uni-Dolly. We put the wheels and tires (with no  brakes) back on the frame. Luckily the rear axle was still in place.

 

No more frame under this car body for awhile.

No more frame under this car body for awhile.

Then, we supported the front of the frame with a transmission jack and very carefully pushed the frame backwards and out from under the car. We had to use a floor jack at one point to lift the frame horns over the rear Uni-Dolly unit. In the future, we plan to get an option that will permit pulling the dollies farther out so they sit wide enough to clear frame horns.

Bottom line: We got the job done and we feel the Uni-Dolly was well worth the money.
 

 

 

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