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Old 06-13-2021, 06:55 PM
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Default Shop door minimum width

Hello, not building yet, but planning. I have a decent-sized shop I'd use for the build whose doorway I'd need to expand. Would be terrible to build the plane only to realize I cannot roll it out of the shop.

What is the width of the outside edge of the wheels (no pants)?
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Old 06-13-2021, 07:08 PM
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If the -9 is like the -7, 6' 11" outside of tires, not including the axle nuts. Long story!
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Old 06-13-2021, 10:41 PM
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here's how I had to do mine.... (excuse the MS Paint artwork) The gear width is about 8ft

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Old 06-14-2021, 07:06 AM
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here's how I had to do mine.... (excuse the MS Paint artwork) The gear width is about 8ft

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I used this same method except I put the main wheels on car dollys from Harbor Freight to be able to crab it out of an 84 one car garage door.
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Old 06-14-2021, 08:54 AM
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In CA, the maximum width allowed on roads is 102 inches. So make the door width 103 inches if you have room.

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Old 06-14-2021, 09:12 AM
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I used this same method except I put the main wheels on car dollys from Harbor Freight to be able to crab it out of an 84 one car garage door.
+1. However, I got some heavier duty dollies for car use.
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Old 06-14-2021, 03:36 PM
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Nobody asked how wide or tall your shop is. My choice would be 26 feet wide 12feet tall. But, that said you may a big enough shop. Reason is mine is 4,600 feet 14' tall clear span.
Room?? no problem.
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Old 06-14-2021, 05:41 PM
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I swear, I think I'm clever then I go on these forums and people have these tricks I never even considered. Humbling.

Thanks for the replies, all! I'm shooting for 96 inches, but need to talk to my door guy (brother-in-law) to see what's possible. Cheers!
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Old 06-14-2021, 09:33 PM
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Default Was pretty tight, but doable. Used home made dollies

Door width: 84 inches, doors swinging outwards. Door height: 79 inches.
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:23 AM
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There's a few pics floating around where folks have made "modifications" to their house to get their project out
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