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  1. #1
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    Door saver fenders, car dolly

    I bought a car dolly. Someone had put low profile 17"wheels on it with high positive offset so it lost a few inches in width and they had hired the local pigeons to make the fenders for it. Added 1" spacers/adapters to get the 5x4.5 bolt pattern. The hubs we 5x100 factory. I believe it was a Mepco brand. Buddy gave me a set of Ford ranger 14" rims and tires to use.

    The 2 common issues with car Dolly's are hitting the towed car door or fender when turning or opening the car door into the fender.

    Came up with a solution using some conveyer belt I got at auction for $5 a year or two ago. Now the door fender would just bump into the rubber. Made the arches or is some rectangular aluminum tube that I drove my car onto and just bent around the tire.
    I didn't do the front half because I like too be able to see the tires in my mirrors.
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    Re: Door saver fenders, car dolly

    Great idea and excellent execution.
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    Re: Door saver fenders, car dolly

    Neat setup

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    Re: Door saver fenders, car dolly

    Great idea there soutthpaw---but don't tell me your going to start towing cars with your Volt
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    Re: Door saver fenders, car dolly

    I need to put a winch on mine. Does the winch on your dolly pull cars up onto it with out a ton of effort?
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    Re: Door saver fenders, car dolly

    I haven’t actually tried that yet. I bought it to tow my Chevy volt back to NV with this
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    Re: Door saver fenders, car dolly

    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    I need to put a winch on mine. Does the winch on your dolly pull cars up onto it with out a ton of effort?
    Yeah it worked fine
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    Re: Door saver fenders, car dolly

    I had one from a boat trailer I was going to use. I'm just not sure it would be strong enough.
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