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I'm gonna guess that most readers of this forum are at the very least, mildly obsessive about car care, specifically the interior and exterior.

I confess, I am in said group with a bit more obsessiveness than is probably healthy, so...

I am a two-bucket kinda guy but, my dollies are not attached so I have to drag/push both buckets around at the same time. NBD, but it would be nice if they were connected.

So, do what Matt does, I know, get the plate that locks them together. Problem is, I like to STACK my dollies to save space when they're not in use. Therefive, what I need is a simple, quick, and secure way to temporarily connect them on wash day. Any eye deers?

 

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I think you know by now, some of us are looking at “mildly obsessive” in the rear view

I pick my buckets up like a peasant, but i would connect the dollys permanently and then just tip the whole contraption one its side and store vertically, or hang on the wall?

Little out the box thinking there
 

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The inside wheels pop out ez, I didn’t expand the ring that’s recommended for a tighter fit. The plate will pop right off-prob not the solution your seeking out.

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Kristian and Vipr: Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately, while my garage is reasonable in size, it's chock full of stuff, like most garages. :-) Anyway, standing the combined dollies on their side won't work as I leave the buckets in the dollies and they'd fall out. No space on the walls. :-) Stacking works best for me.

I was thinking along the lines of some way to temporarily "clamp" them together. ?
 

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I think there’s definitely a creative way possibly using the lip of the dolly, or using connecting hardware on the plastic where the wheels come together that would work & support the weight of the bucket with water. The only bucket I actually roll around is the wheel bucket. I’m sure there’s an opportunity for someone with a 3D printer to design something. Good Luck!
 


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I believe I could design a bracket to slide the caster posts into and pop them into place. Then you could easily unpop them to be able to stack.

Going to draw something up. Could probably just modify that plate to work with some 3D printed "grommets" as you just need a little friction.
 

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rare earth magnet on one and piece of steel attached to the other?
 

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JuicySmollet - Probably a good rainy day project, if you come up with a better solution I’d be interested also. I thought about it - but wasn’t motivated enough to find a solution after realizing I don’t move them.
 

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JuicySmollet - Probably a good rainy day project, if you come up with a better solution I’d be interested also. I thought about it - but wasn’t motivated enough to find a solution after realizing I don’t move them.
Doesn't rain out here!! haha I still haven't bought the OG buckets or plate...just have my two Ace hardware buckets from 15 years ago.
 
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Put it together this morning, let me go grab a photo...BRB.




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Now, I can stand them up next to the buckets and take up even less room. Way to go, Matt! :-)
 

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I believe there is an OG storage solution on the horizon for buckets/similar items.
 

 
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