The econoline stand


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The econoline stand

Post by cali2chitown on Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:04 pm

I have my truck at my girlfriends polebarn but it seems like everytime I start getting deep in the truck she always needs me to move it for something. I had the rear axle out and she asked if I could move it then I took the front axle out to do the kingpins, tie rod ends, disc brake conversion etc and guess's garage sale time so it needs to be moved again.
I started looking at the mobile carts that eastwood and summit sells but it's just too much money so i decided to build my own. I didn't really have a concrete plan, I just wanted something the truck could set on while i moved it around and I could also work on it.

I really didn't like the idea of using wood so I went to my local steel supply store and bought some 2x2 3/16 wall steel and started going to town. I picked up some casters from work along with welding rods and made some gussets for the uprights.

Here it is

I just measured the width between the front and rear spring mounts and also front to back.

I tacked everything together just to make sure it fit then welded it all together.

Don't ask for a close up of my welds though. I'm still learning with the arc welder.

I just thought i'd share this with everyone, it makes it so much easier to work on the body now too.

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Re: The econoline stand

Post by vanny on Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:19 pm

It doesn't have to be pretty as long as it works
Congrats, looks like a winner to me!!!

The future will soon be a thing of the past."
Magic Bus

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Re: The econoline stand

Post by Magic Bus on Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:26 pm

You da man, looking good.
Big W

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Re: The econoline stand

Post by Big W on Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:33 pm

That looks great. And as stated, as long as it works , and besides that's what paint is for. Believe me, I go through lots of paint after I
A100 Wrench

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Re: The econoline stand

Post by A100 Wrench on Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:08 am

Great idea
Sy Hollinshead

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Re: The econoline stand

Post by Sy Hollinshead on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:40 pm

Thats very cool, although the acres of concrete you have outside are begging for a new workshop that the missus isn't aloud in.... Twisted Evil

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