Custom/Hybrid homemade beach dolly / tote

ph1lthy11y

Cummins hauls my ski to the water
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#1
hey guys built a beach tote about a week ago total cost was $65.00. and wanted to see what you guys thought . and mabe you would post some pics of your beach totes. beach dolly.jpg beach dolly 2.jpg beach dolly 3.jpg
 

BruceSki

Formerly Motoman25
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#4
nice and cheap. Let us know how long the steel lasts in salt water. Very cheap compared to the 4-500 dollar alternatives.
 

BruceSki

Formerly Motoman25
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#6
oh... freshwater it should last a lot longer. it will still rust out on ya eventually anyhow, but at that price who cares.

Nice job!
 

motozachl

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#11
NiCE!!! Had this same exact idea since i have some spare quad wheels/tires. Can you take some closer pics of how you made the axle areas? How easy is it to push in the sand by yourself?
 
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freaked on long island
#14
Here's one i bulit last week, scored an old aquacart (i think) from a friend,cut it up and reconfigured it, added some pvc rails,atv wheels/tires i had laying around,winch post quick releases and then it hooks to the tailgate on my truck and doubles as a loading ramp for my 2 ski pickup bed rack(that doesnt exist just yet,just a pile of tubes so far..lol) complete cart also breaks down with quick release pins and the axle/wheel assy. stores into my trailer hitch for transport. IMG00517-20111201-2043.jpg IMG00516-20111201-2042.jpg IMG00495-20111129-1914.jpg
 
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#15
Here's one i bulit last week, scored an old aquacart (i think) from a friend,cut it up and reconfigured it, added some pvc rails,atv wheels/tires i had laying around,winch post quick releases and then it hooks to the tailgate on my truck and doubles as a loading ramp for my 2 ski pickup bed rack(that doesnt exist just yet,just a pile of tubes so far..lol) complete cart also breaks down with quick release pins and the axle/wheel assy. stores into my trailer hitch for transport. View attachment 166776 View attachment 166774 View attachment 166773
Nice work, You should post a pic of that sexy white porsche in the first pic.
 

ph1lthy11y

Cummins hauls my ski to the water
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#16
thanks for all the replys the hard part about using atv wheels is i had to make my own hub i used a piece of pvc as a bearing just greased the hec out of it and it rolls fine idt its heavy its just thin wall tubing and prebent 90s from home depot. to make the huds i used flat stock with a pipe center and 5/8 round stock for my axle with cotter pins to hold it together dolly axle.jpg dolly axle2.jpg
 
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#20
for people wanting to use steel, look into getting it zinc coated. its not much more than paint/powder coat and is much more salt/corrosion resistant. also home depot now carries lawn wheels with tires for $40 new that use 5/8" axle.
this cart shows there size 16" x 6.5" They also carry 19" for $50...but these work more than good enough even in powder sand.
 
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