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Old 07-30-2022, 01:37 PM   #1
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Vintage tow dolly

I recently bought this old tow dolly that appears to be in good condition for it's age. According to previous owner it has not been on the rood in close 30 years. Anyone know what it is>
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Old 07-30-2022, 08:11 PM   #2
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It is a Demco Kar Caddy. My son uses one similar to haul his race car.
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Seems well made. I would repack wheel bearings and change axle seals, new tires , test braking system and probably change straps.
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Old 07-30-2022, 11:31 PM   #4
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Yeah I would say Demco Kar Kaddy I have the SS model.
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Car dolly.

My friend inherited this when his dad passed, he said he does not remember if it had brakes but his dad did tow some large cars with it. Sounds like your son likes his.

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That's what I have to find out if it has brakes. I hear some of these old ones didn't have any. Definitely would be changing the tires and shocks too. I have never had a dolly before and plan to clean it up to take to car shoes.
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It is a Demco Kar Caddy. My son uses one similar to haul his race car.

Yes they are solid, but this one needs some help Im guessing.



This could be a cool restore project if you can handle making it safe again.
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That is my purpose. Leave it as is except new tires, shocks, lube everything up and clean it up. If I find it does not have brakes which I think it does not, I will probably pass it along. Since I only paid $200 for it, I can't lose either way.
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I recently bought this old tow dolly that appears to be in good condition for it's age. According to previous owner it has not been on the rood in close 30 years. Anyone know what it is>
It doesnít look like it has brakes. Canít tell for sure, but if it doesnít, Iíd pass unless I was using it only occasionally to tool around town.
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There might be a model number stamped on the frame somewhere that would help ID it.
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It doesn't look like it has brakes and I doubt if it has shocks either.
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My son's has surge brakes and I thought all Demco's came with them. Could be wrong..it happened once before Check the top of the hitch for a half dollar sized plastic cap. That would be the cap for the master cylinder. If it has brakes, they will probably need to be gone over. We just purchased complete units from etrailer and replaced everything. Easy and cost effective. Easy enough to tell. Just pull a wheel and look for brake drums.

There are no shocks, but there is a steering stabilizer that is just behind the main frame and lies horizontally.

The bearing on ours are sealed and do not require, nor is there any way, to service them. Grease your "tie rod" ends and the spindles and do it often.

When in use, you pull a pin which allows both wheels to turn in unison. Ours does not have pivoting pads like most dollies. We could not find a SN on ours. There was a decal with, I suspect, model and serial number on the left side of the main frame, but it was so faded that we could not get any info from it.
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