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Old 03-19-2004, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default Where did I see the plans for wood frame to hold body while off frame?

I saw these plans with measurements somewhere, but can't find it now. Can someone send me a link or location?

Tnx,
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Old 03-19-2004, 11:22 AM   #2
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You can get it from here: http://vettefinders.com/rhys/resources.cfm

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Old 03-19-2004, 11:51 AM   #3
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Tnx Mike
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Old 03-19-2004, 12:07 PM   #4
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Default Re: Where did I see the plans for wood frame to hold body while off frame? (Bill Oxley)

Anyone have a better design? It seems like the builder wasn't very impressed.
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Old 03-19-2004, 12:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: Where did I see the plans for wood frame to hold body while off frame? (BigBadOrange)

I plan on making one with 2" square tubing they way Dream Car Garage did for the 69 build up.

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Old 03-19-2004, 04:15 PM   #6
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Default Re: Where did I see the plans for wood frame to hold body while off frame? (Bill Oxley)

I purchased Nolan Adams body lift video and book. The book has great plans. I built the dolly last year and have not had a problem with it.

Well worth the money. And it supports one of our living knowledge banks! It's nice to give back once in a while.

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Old 03-19-2004, 07:08 PM   #7
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What ever you do....Make sure that you support the front clip all the way out to the nose.

I didn't! :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry
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Old 03-19-2004, 07:13 PM   #8
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I purchased Nolan Adams body lift video and book. The book has great plans. I built the dolly last year and have not had a problem with it.

Well worth the money. And it supports one of our living knowledge banks! It's nice to give back once in a while.

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:iagree: I did the same thing with the Adams book and had no problems at all. If i had to do it again I would use stronger and smoother rolling castors. The measurements were very precise and right on the money.Gook luck
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Old 03-19-2004, 07:54 PM   #9
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Good advice Bob, where can I get the Nolan Adams info/tape.

And 73Gator, Holy crap, how did that happen? Please post how that "can't happen to me, tnx,

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Old 03-19-2004, 09:12 PM   #10
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My original thread is at http://forums.corvetteforum.com/zerothread?id=767208
If you build the VetteFinders dolly, extend the front of the dolly with a couple of 2x4s to support the headlight/nose assembly (i didn't)
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Old 03-19-2004, 11:39 PM   #11
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Default Re: Where did I see the plans for wood frame to hold body while off frame? (Bill Oxley)

Make sure the wood is not green, I read somewhere a horror story of a wooden body dolly drying out, doing very bad things to the body... VERY bad things. I'd use the dimensions, then build it from uni-strut or aluminum! :nopity
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:33 PM   #12
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Default Re: Where did I see the plans for wood frame to hold body while off frame? (73Gator)

I used the Nolan Adams plan as well. The front did NOT extend to the radiator support. Maybe I didn't follow instructions correctly, but if I did it again I would extend the front to the radiator support and leave the support in.

Those vacumm headlights are HEAVY!
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:35 PM   #13
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That would the the best! Post the plans if you can. A metal dolly that exactly matches you mount point would be ideal. Without that I had to basically rebond everything on the frame to make sure it all lined up. This made it more difficult to reach some of the seams.
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Old 03-21-2004, 10:41 PM   #14
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tnx for all the help guys! I appreciate it.
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Old 03-22-2004, 03:25 AM   #15
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Default Re: Where did I see the plans for wood frame to hold body while off frame? (Bill Oxley)

Bill,

I don't remember where I got it from, but this site sells it.
http://www.gregsonline.com/eshop/Htm...ideos/NAC3.htm

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