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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 01, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all. I am having a full frame built for my Camaro, and was going to sell the frame and 12 bolt locally to a guy who wants it bad. So is it possible to ship a car that does not roll? Can i build a cradle to make to mobile so i can get it onto a truck? Any web sites on how to do this?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 01, 04:16 PM
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I've never seen it done, but you could weld up a bracket to mount a small cart type wheel to the rear spring mounts.
And probably weld up something to come off the center subframe holes for the front.

If the rear were left in, you could attach a tow bar hitch to the front and tow it like a trailer.
Herb Adams did this one.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 01, 07:59 PM
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Yes, it's possible. I built a small frame out of 4in. square tubing and bolted it to the subframe mounts and to the front leaf spring mounts. Make sure you get quality casters makes it easier to roll. Go to my photopoint album and you can kinda see what I'm talking about.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 01, 06:50 AM
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Hey Teetoe...When I was restoring the body/subframe on my 69, I built a dolly out of 4x4's and castors. It was 36" wide and 48" long. I used a lap joint on the corners and glued/bolted the corners together and put 6" swival castors on each corner. That was in 94 and I am still using it on other stuff. The dimensions will let you bolt your body to the dolly thru the subframe mounts. It's cheap and works.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 01, 01:58 PM
 
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I've got a camaro 8.2" rear end and mono springs you can have if you want to pay for the shipping. Let me know.

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