Casters and Wheels for Buick Restoration
A former carpenter found that he needed to build a “body dolly” that could hold the body of his 1941 Buick Century Sedanette during its restoration.
During the restoration of his 1941 Buick Century Sedanette, Matt Harwood of Cleveland found that he needed to build a “body dolly” that could hold the body of the car while remaining mobile. The body dolly would be used until Matt had an auto rotisserie to deconstruct the car’s body. Being a former carpenter, Matt decided to build a wooden dolly himself. Because this apparatus would only be needed for temporary use, Matt needed to keep his project cost-effective, while still producing quality equipment.
Matt designed the dolly with wooden beams that could hold over 1,500 lbs and required casters that would allow the dolly to move in any direction. Matt’s task wasn’t easy; he needed a wheel that wouldn’t harm his asphalt driveway wouldn’t flat-spot after holding weight stationary for extended periods of time, could roll over a threshold in his garage, and could hold at least 500 lbs each. Matt found difficulty in finding casters and wheels that met his requirements.
Caster Connection’s economically priced, heavy-duty casters helped keep this project cost effective
The first two quotes that Matt received in shopping around were high too high for him to justify the cost of his project. Caster Connection contacted Matt to let him know that we could provide four casters with polyurethane-on-steel wheels that could do everything he needed, including holding a weight capacity of up to 1,200 lbs per caster, while providing justifiable pricing. Matt ended up purchasing the casters the same day. Matt remarked that “the polyurethane rolls very easily”, and was so pleased he returned to Caster Connection for more casters during the later stages of his restoration.