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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone!

I am making a body cart for my 69, metal welded.
I have seen a lot of picture in the forum, but nothing is shown where it's attached.
I was thinking to bolted it where the leaf spring is fixed, *just in front of the rear axle, and then for the fwd mounted, at the transmission crossmember? what do you think? is it safe to put the car on the trailer later on?

anybody has pictures where it is fixed to the car?

Thanks to give me some ideas
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For rotisserie mounting, the normal place for the front is on the outer edge of the frame rails where the bumper support arms normally attach. For the rear, there are 2 normal places - either the leaf spring mounting points or the mounting points for the rear bumper brackets. It would work for a body cart as well, but if you are wanting to keep those areas open for painting, then mounting to the transmission crossmember and the leaf spring mounts would work fine. Those points are strong enough to take the weight.

As far as putting it on a trailer, I would ensure that the body cart wheels can't roll by screwing some wood to the trailer deck around the wheels tos erve as chocks that won't go anywhere. Then I would strap everything down really well using heavy duty ratchet straps (not the little bitty ones, but ones that are strong enough to hold a car). I would probably add some temporary wood cribbing under the frame rails to support the body so that it is more firmly fixed to the trailer than just the 4 mounting points to the cart. The ride on a trailer can be pretty rough, depending on the condition of the road.

No worries with moving it on a trailer as long as it is properly tied down.

There was a thread here not too long ago dicussing transportation of a body on a trailer while on a rotisserie - a body cart would be basically the same thing without the ability to rotate the body.

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For rotisserie mounting, the normal place for the front is on the outer edge of the frame rails where the bumper support arms normally attach. For the rear, there are 2 normal places - either the leaf spring mounting points or the mounting points for the rear bumper brackets. It would work for a body cart as well, but if you are wanting to keep those areas open for painting, then mounting to the transmission crossmember and the leaf spring mounts would work fine. Those points are strong enough to take the weight.

As far as putting it on a trailer, I would ensure that the body cart wheels can't roll by screwing some wood to the trailer deck around the wheels tos erve as chocks that won't go anywhere. Then I would strap everything down really well using heavy duty ratchet straps (not the little bitty ones, but ones that are strong enough to hold a car). I would probably add some temporary wood cribbing under the frame rails to support the body so that it is more firmly fixed to the trailer than just the 4 mounting points to the cart. The ride on a trailer can be pretty rough, depending on the condition of the road.

No worries with moving it on a trailer as long as it is properly tied down.

There was a thread here not too long ago dicussing transportation of a body on a trailer while on a rotisserie - a body cart would be basically the same thing without the ability to rotate the body.

Thanks for the explanation!
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AWESOME! that's what exactly what I was looking for!
Thanks mate!
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I use a dolly that has pin's that fit into the sub frame hole's used to move the Mustang down the assembly line.








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That dolly is nice, but on the trailer...don't know if it will work...
But thanks for the pics!
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I used the dolly from Home depot .. the flat ones take the handle off and poof move the 66 ... the one I used was from a railroad .. made out of wood ..
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