02/08/2016

Tool time - moving dolly for the Geländekäfer

 

I had to take out the transaxle to rebuild and modify the rear suspension, so to be able to move the car around in the workshop in the meantime, I made a simple tool (inspired by an old VW "Local Manufacture of Workshop Equipment", but with a useful modification).

The original VW tool (#676, "Caster and bracket"), courtesy of the Samba:

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I decided to use a trailer jockey wheel instead of the caster in the original tool, so I'll be able to lift the rear end and put it down on axle stands without using a jack.

VW676, VW, VW type 1, Class 11, Geländekäfer

The parts before assembly. The steel profile is a SHS 100X10. The wall thickness is a lot more than I really need, but a friend of mine had this one lying around :)

VW676, VW, VW type 1, Class 11, Geländekäfer

The jockey wheel clamp bolted to the SHS, ready to go into the car.

VW676, VW, VW Type 1, Class 11, Geländekäfer

VW676, VW, VW Type 1, Class 11, Geländekäfer

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