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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Where would I find a 460 engine cradle? I see them for chevys and small block fords but that's it!

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Some 1" square tubing, a sawzall and a welder, you can make one in an hour.
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I've been told that Charlie Evans, makes the best ones! I would recommend contacting Charlie to see if he'd make one for you. I bought one from Jeg's, and it worked pretty well for rolling a bare block around but when we tried to put an assembled engine on it- the wheels folded over. I picked one up from eastwood.com (part#29341) that bolts on to the motor mount holes and leaves the back of the block open. I was able to bolt my C6 up to the block while it was still sitting on the engine stand.It comes with just "skids", but they also sell an optional wheel kit (kinda pricey)!
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Charlie has some Kick *** Heavy Duty Ones.
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Here is the one Charlie makes, it's a two piece deal. The cradle lifts out of the wheeled dolly.


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I have one of Charlies stands and great stand love the way it was built with removeable wheels....


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I have one of Charlie's engine cradle / dolly & it is a real nice piece. Very reasonable on the price too. Sure is nice moving the engine around shop w/o using the cherry picker.

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Thanks Chris ! Thanks Randy ! Thanks Doug ! He sent me a pm and I do have a batch made up, so we're good to go.

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i guess im going to need one too....... Dan is going to have to put my motor in something for the trip down .....



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i guess im going to need one too....... Dan is going to have to put my motor in something for the trip down .....
Look at the bright side, Nick, your motor will be at the right place to get one.
Can you say no additional shipping? Of course, that's not counting Dan's shipping charges

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Look at the bright side, Nick, your motor will be at the right place to get one.
Can you say no additional shipping? Of course, that's not counting Dan's shipping charges

trust me all of dans charges are " hidden "



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I also have one of charlie's engine craddle. Very nice set up, removable bottom for trans porting. and it's sturdy, it's a good deal IMO.
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Thanks Chris ! Thanks Randy ! Thanks Doug ! He sent me a pm and I do have a batch made up, so we're good to go.

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i got a cheapo one from jegs..i rather dont like moving it around. wheels seem to small, and over all, they cant have more then $20 in it. welding looks crappy and the powder coat just dont look right, but hey it works. i plan on making one the will dolly a engine and trans bolted together.

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