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    what creeper do you have & do you like it?

    I have an older Craftsman & a Harbor Freight creepers. I dont like the Craftsman as the wheels are to small, always getting stuck on some little piece of grit/dirt/whatever & getting up/off the thing is a pain with the frame open around the perimeter. the Harbor Freight creeper is more comfortable & the wheels are larger but the dang wheels act like there is something blocking them all the time.
    anyone install other wheels on their creeper ? if so what did you use ? thanks.
    34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

    it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

  • #2
    I've had good luck with my red Harbor Freight one. So I guess I'm no good to you! lol Maybe if you good find some solid steel casters to put on it?
    1968 Fastback
    90 5.0 HO
    T-5
    Modern leather buckets
    Front Disc
    2001 Bullit Green

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    • #3
      I use a piece of cardboard. Last creeper I had the wheels would stick at nothing, so bad I ground one flat up to the axle! Easier to just throw down some cardboard and go to work.
      ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
      -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
      -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
      " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

      "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ford84stepside View Post
        I use a piece of cardboard. Last creeper I had the wheels would stick at nothing, so bad I ground one flat up to the axle! Easier to just throw down some cardboard and go to work.
        not for me. 1st with my back problem just laying on cardboard & trying to move around would be a disaster. also I have a Kwik Lift, the car sits about 24" above floor level so trying to reach up to work on the car would be that much more difficult. this getting old aint for sissies . this lift really makes working under the car much easier in my opinion.
        34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

        it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

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        • #5
          I like cardboard too, although it's been a long time since I've been able to roll under a car. What we (my brother) use is a sturdy square tube one I bought at a traveling tool tent which is exactly like what they sell at HF. It rolls fine but my floor is fairly smooth, it still has a hard time with cords, hoses and pebbles.
          '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
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          • #6
            I usually just use a moving blanket but I love my Bone Creeper. The big wheels roll over cords, ect. 100% Made in AMERICA!

            http://bonecreeper.com/
            1965 Poppy Red Three Peddle - Built Not Bought!
            347 Stock Block Pump Gas Street /Strip 10.44 @ 125.97

            2005 Torch Red Topless Three Peddle - 12 valve Monster
            244 Stock Block Pump Gas Street /Street Much Slower

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            • #7
              What I really want is a freaking 4 post lift. Tired of having to lay on my back to do anything that I could do standing up!
              ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
              -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
              -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
              " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

              "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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              • #8
                I've had pretty good luck with my red steel/wood Harbor Freight creeper. The plastic ones are junk, as they are pretty brittle and are fairly easy to crack.
                68 Cougar - 289, 4-speed
                '08 Mustang Bullitt #4492
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