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  • Auto Rottiserie Ideas...

    This thread might arguably go in the projects slot but since it is motorsports related I decided to place it here....
    I do a fair amount of work on older sports/racing cars... sometimes referred to as "vintage".... although many of type were brand new when I first encountered them..(dating myself)....
    An auto rottiserie is a darned handy thing to have for restoration and for race prepping a shell... will help to eliminate some of the contortionist moves required to work on and weld a shell that sits level...

    We have some smart and talented folks here on the forum.. so I figured that I would leave this thread open for examples of what folks have done as well as suggestions and ideas that one might incorporate into a serious DIY version... here are a couple pics of one that I found particularly interesting to kick this off...
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    How bout some more pics of that red sled in the background ...Bob

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    • #3
      Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
      How bout some more pics of that red sled in the background ...Bob
      Sorry Bob... not my sled... ran across those pics quite some time ago and kept them because I really liked the approach that they took in building that rotis-body rotator...

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        I have some liking for old sleds as my grandfather and uncle were one of the early pioneers of snowmobiles with the Tee Nee Eskimotor. Artic Cat, Polaris, and Ski Doo were the top 3...Bob
        http://snowridermag.com/encyclopedia...or-snowmobile/

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        • #5
          I have been lucky enough to work with a rottiserie.... at other peoples shops...
          they sure allow you to maintain the quality of work on all angles of a bodyshell without becoming a contortionist.....

          makes so much of the underside and corner work a thousand times easier...

          am gathering ideas and hope to build one in the next year or so.... a medium sized one that would pick and rotate stuff like a 928, 911, XKE, Spridget etc... not something that would hold a full sized american car... no caddys or lincolns....

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          • #6
            Harwood Proformance had some plans online but the attachment size is too big for here.

            There was also a guy that did a 26 page booklet on his build. You should be able to find either of those on the Web. I haven't built one yet because I didn't ahve the space to store it. We're moving to a new shop and that's one of the first things, after a two post lift, that we'll get.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vegas Racer View Post
              Harwood Proformance had some plans online but the attachment size is too big for here.

              There was also a guy that did a 26 page booklet on his build. You should be able to find either of those on the Web. I haven't built one yet because I didn't ahve the space to store it. We're moving to a new shop and that's one of the first things, after a two post lift, that we'll get.
              dead download links is all I found for the full 30 pages of the Harwood design... but I did find this link to a condensed version... looks like a simple workable no frills design....

              http://www.galeforcezephyrs.com/link...nstruction.htm

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              • #8
                here is another simple design from the Brit-V8 site....

                http://www.britishv8.org/Articles/Au...Rotisserie.htm

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                  Auto Body Dolly Example

                  Here is a photo of the Body Dolly I built for my 1970 Chevelle. I used 2-1/2" X 2-1/2" X .375 wall and 2" X 2" X .375 wall tubing. These tube sizes easily telescope together for adjustment. The unit is shown in the lowered position, but the vertical components have a tube inside, that will allow an additional 18" of vertical rise. The long horizontal tube will allow adjustement for differing lengths or longer/shorter bodies. The short horizontal tubes at front and rear are also made for wider narrower bodies. I used 5/16" pins to secure the locations. Welded nuts and bolts could also be used.

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