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Old 04-29-2008, 08:29 AM   #15
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Local trailer guy says $60 hr and materials. Wasn't too enthused with the idea. Suggested 8" or 10" rim/tires. That might work too. But wouldn't give me the ability to move the egg sideways.
How about cutting a rim in 1/2, then welding a plate on the flat part on either side where the tire goes to mount the dolly wheels to? If you are feeling rich, you could use 2 rims cutting off less so you could mount it with all the mounting bolts.

I'm not to good with making pictures but if you can imagine the box like strucure as a rim cut flat on the bottom you get the idea.

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Old 04-29-2008, 08:45 AM   #16
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Don't think you would need to build it, there are all kinds of automotive dollies out there.
Here is one example that has the ability to go in any direction. Could probably work with the tires off around the hub.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:51 AM   #17
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How about cutting a rim in 1/2, then welding a plate on the flat part on either side where the tire goes to mount the dolly wheels to?
On second thought one could get a larger rim that has been damaged from a wreckers or ???
Cut it in half and drill holes to match the bolt pattern. The larger rim, would allow the castors to be placed further from the hub. You don't need the rim to be true since it won't be rotating and it does not need to hold air.
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Something like this?
Wheel is white in photo. cut bottom part off.

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Old 04-29-2008, 09:18 AM   #19
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Hmm... for argument's sake, what would be the implications if one was to just wrap some padding around the hubs (rubber, leather, or something) and use them as wheels on that (very) short distance? Or simpler yet, lay out something on the floor such as plywood or cardboard. Then you might be able to move the trailer back and forth and steer it into place if you need sideways movement to reach your final storage spot. (Just thinking out loud... I don't mean to interrupt.)
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:25 AM   #21
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Something like this?
Wheel is white in photo. cut bottom part off.
Yes Kevin,

Something like that
I'm imagining that in your second picture the side walls of the steel box are the inner and outer halves of the rim with the castor wheels are welded between them. That is ... the mounting plate is inset into the rim.
Can you draw that?

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"Wrap some padding around the hubs."

GREAT IDEA.

I might have to try this.
No welding required.
VERY cheap also.
Could use a 6" Inner tube , cut apart around the hub.
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Sort of, remember the rim is a single thickness where it bolts onto the hub but it has two flanges where the tire mounts. If you can make the inner wall of the box the inner wall of the rim you would have it. Depending on the offset 1/2 the profile of the rim looks like an
h or a Y when viewed from the cut portion.

Can you make your white rim a little wider and set the castor between the inner and outer portions?

Now for those people where an 1/8 of an inch is making a difference, the castor could be bolted to the underside of the welded plate and raised or lowered with washers to adjust to the required height.
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I might have to try this.
No welding required.
VERY cheap also.
Could use a 6" Inner tube , cut apart around the hub.
Or just put a layer or two of old carpet on the ground, perhaps.

Or red carpet, if you think your egg deserves it. I hear it's pretty expensive though.
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Forget the rim and trying to modify the flange. Just cut the semi circle from 1/4" plate and add the casters, drill the matching holes to your wheel spacing and hub and bolt into place.
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Sort of, remember the rim is a single thickness where it bolts onto the hub but it has two flanges where the tire mounts.
I can see a plate welded between the two bead seats in the picture below that would approximate the shape and location of the outline between the arrows designating "rim width" and the inner part of the rim.


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Or cut a wheel, of 1/4" plate, just slightly larger than your hub and roll on it. You're not going down the road. Just 20' into the shop or garage. No extra parts to work with.
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