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Finally got time to work on a door cart. Overall I wanted it to support 3 configurations:

- Front doors only with or without Freedom Panels
- All doors with or without Freedom Panels
- All doors and roof with or without Freedom Panels

And it had to fit in a narrow spot in the garage. After researching a bunch of current options I made some plans and got started.

At first I seriously considered steel, but decided on lumber due to cost.

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Did some testing of the design and found I needed a bit more space between the doors on the cart. I was also happy that the width was stable enough to hold a door without the other one on the cart.

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My plan was to have a cart for the front doors and cart for the back.

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I added some 1/4" foam, 4" casters from Amazon and additional bracing. The front door cart has the additional spots for the Freedom Panels so that I can pull just that cart out when leaving the rear doors on.

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The carts hold the doors quite well and are easy to roll in and out of the garage.

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And finally the carts can be latched together to move all the doors together AND can store the roof on top.

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When it's loaded up I can leave it at the back of the drive or roll it into the garage. Pretty happy with the way it came together.

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And here's the 'as built' plans if others want to give them a try. I'd love to see how other folks evolve and improve the ideas.
 

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I may have to build a version of this. :like:
I don't have a garage so finding a safe place for truck parts can be a challenge.

Great idea
 
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I may have to build a version of this. :like:
I don't have a garage so finding a safe place for truck parts can be a challenge.

Great idea
Exactly! If I don't have room in the garage I'm thinking a good tarp over the whole setup will be weatherproof enough. I might need to paint the wood for that but you could go with pressure treated for just a little more cost.
 

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do you have the measurements on the cut sheet, i think its a glitch i cant see any when i opened it
 
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do you have the measurements on the cut sheet, i think its a glitch i cant see any when i opened it
Good catch. I didn't add them but can later today.
 
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That’s pretty cool man. I wondered how I’d store all of that. Does the rear roof portion fit in the bed sideways? Always wondered that too. It’s been raining in FL so I haven’t been able to experiment myself.
 
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That’s pretty cool man. I wondered how I’d store all of that. Does the rear roof portion fit in the bed sideways? Always wondered that too. It’s been raining in FL so I haven’t been able to experiment myself.
So does the roof fit in the bed? I think so but not sure it'd ride well back there. It's a pretty awkward shape. Let us know if you try it.
 

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I may have to build a version of this. :like:
I don't have a garage so finding a safe place for truck parts can be a challenge.

Great idea
My doors are in a corner in the master bedroom right now
 
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