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After looking at the Bestop hardtop dolly for US$350 plus freight from Quadratec I decided the better option would be to teach myself to weld and make one.

I used:

6.5m of 25x25 SHS, about $26
0.25m 65x5 flat steel plate $1
4 lockable swivel castors $64
3m high density foam tubing $48
nuts, bolts and washers $15

Grand total was $154 and about 4 hours of my time.

The completed dolly



With the hardtop on it


As an afterthought I put extra foam here after the glass hit the metal, I suggest it is put there first if this is built


And it is now neatly in the corner of my very disorganised shed instead of on the floor in the middle taking up most of the space


I also bought a cheap gas/gasless mig from ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/130943634...84.m1497.l2648 along with an auto helmet http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/400161633...84.m1497.l2649, a drop saw and a drill press but these are going to be used for the many projects I have planned so I can't factor the cost into the dolly.
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Nice!


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I was planning to build one myself...thought about a wood version, but I figure my welding (pathetic) is up to the task, so I'll go steel like you did.
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Thanks mate, I am crap with wood and this was nice and basic for me to learn to weld with

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Well done, that's the spirit.


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So have you extended your skills and made me one yet?


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lol....its winter...top's not coming off for a few months, so there are a number of JK jobs next on the list....bullbar, mesh grill stoneguard, relocated rear number plate.....all happening here, lol.
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