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Old 02-20-2015, 05:23 PM   #1
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Question towing classics on tow dolly

I have 2015 Georgetown 335 and tow dolly . I would like to take at different times in good weather one of my classics..here goes.. #1 1936 Chev Coupe ,, #2 1956 Chev Bel Air ,, #3 1965 Mustang Convertible ,, any comments or recommendations on how best to do this many thanks Bob
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Old 02-20-2015, 06:05 PM   #2
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I have been researching the same idea, as far as I can see unless they are stick cars you would have to pull the driveshaft or install backwards which is not really recommended. Lets see what others have to say.
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:23 PM   #3
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the 36 coupe and the 65 mustang are standard transmission the 56 bel air is auto and I don't think I would want to tow backwards Bob
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:17 PM   #4
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when i purchased my 65 mustang i towed it on a dolly behind my 26' class c which i have sold now. it was only rated to tow 3500lb and had the smaller 5.7 chevy engine, but towed the mustang with ease.
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was your 65 a standard and if so did you tow front wheels on dolly and in neutral and did you have any problems with 65 mustang tranny. Its all original and I do not want %$&#@ the tranny thanks Bob
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This mustang is an automatic, so i discoinnected the rear of drive shaft and zipped tied it out the way, very easy to do on the old mustangs. The 65 i had before this one was stick shift with a 5 speed conversion, although i never towed it rving with us, i did have occasion to tow it a couple of times on breakdowns. (both fuel pump related) and it towed with front wheels on the dolly just fine. all 3 towing trips were with front wheels on dolly, no steering lock, and no extra brakes. i have heard people say that you shouldnt tow rear wheel drives on tow dolly encase it accidently falls into gear, but i find it very hard to imagine this could happen.... but then i have been wrong before.
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Check your tranny on the classics. Some were towable w/rear wheels down, depending on trans and if it had a front pump or not.....
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:22 PM   #8
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Car trailer.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:05 PM   #9
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towing classics on tow dolly

I agree with the car trailer. Less chance of possible damage. [inATTACH]70056[/ATTACH]


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Old 02-23-2015, 11:15 AM   #10
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Since we are showing our oldies here are the last two I had and just sold.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:47 AM   #11
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[QUOTE=markangie24;789766]I agree with the car trailer. Less chance of possible damage. [inATTACH]70056[/ATTACH]


Mine is a 1978 Nova 9C1 (Police Coupe). Never used in police service, 30K original miles and a 2014 National Gold Award Winner. Car trailer only, preferably enclosed.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:00 PM   #12
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LeMans is a 1967 with 23000 original miles numbers match, Mustang is a 1972 , 64000 original miles, changed hood and one repaint. I also would not dolly them just trailer.
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:12 PM   #13
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Rather than a tow dolly I'd recommend a JimGlo Trailer. It's expensive but worth it to protect your classics. www.jimglo.com

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