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    Body Jig

    Anyone have plans for a jig to hold and work on the body tub while the frame is being rebuilt. Seen on at a body shop the other day that the owner built for his VW Bug. Built out of 4x4 and 2x4s.

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    Re: Body Jig

    Have you seen my version of the wooden rotisserie that I am using on my TR250 project? It has worked out quite well. I used this in conjunction with steel reinforced door openings and cross bracing.

    Let me know and I can post a video for you to take a look at if you are interested.

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    Re: Body Jig

    I must have missed it so any help is appreciated.

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    Re: Body Jig

    Here you go. Let me know if you are interested and I'll post a link to the original plans that we modified slightly.

    https://youtu.be/KiIT37D2HD8

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    Re: Body Jig

    I actually did see that some time ago. Pretty nifty! Sure send me the plans and I'll consider it. Limited space in my "working" garage.

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    Re: Body Jig

    Here are the original plans posted on the Moss Motors website. Mine are a slightly modified version and I also decided to double the thickness of the plywood to make the bucks more sturdy.

    https://www.mossmotoring.com/diy-rotisserie/

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    Re: Body Jig

    image.jpgI made basically the same a Tush. Worked great - I could flip it by myself.
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    Re: Body Jig

    Quote Originally Posted by Scot1966 View Post
    image.jpgI made basically the same a Tush. Worked great - I could flip it by myself.
    Dollies on the bottom are next level genius. I would have drug it around my garage and drive for months before that occurred to me.

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    Re: Body Jig

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfred E. Neuman View Post
    Dollies on the bottom are next level genius. I would have drug it around my garage and drive for months before that occurred to me.
    Oh yes, I forgot to mention I added those ! They came in handy, with swivels on the front - as I wheeled it in and out of the garage countless times for sand blasting.
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    Re: Body Jig

    Here are the two jigs I made when restoring my 6 a couple of years ago. One is the rotisserie and the other jig was very useful in moving the body around; the wheels were most helpful .
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    Re: Body Jig

    Love the wheels idea. Thanks!

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    Re: Body Jig

    Here I am almost a year later and that tells you how far behind I am on this project. Imagine that! But does anyone have a copy of the plans for the wooden rotisserie as the Moss link doesn't work any more? Planning to get the body off the frame soon.

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    Re: Body Jig

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    Re: Body Jig

    Ok got my 4 basic boards cut out. Did anyone compensate for the angle of the B post or just let it ride? Thinking of cutting out some spacers to make it square to the body and floor.

    I also don't see how the front board is attached to the 2x4 that is attached to the A post. I bought 4 lag bolts and was going to go into the sides of the 2x4s.

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    Re: Body Jig

    Maybe this video will help out a bit?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiIT...ndex=83&t=727s

    Cheers
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    Re: Body Jig

    Maybe this video will help out a bit?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiIT...ndex=83&t=727s

    Cheers
    Tush
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    62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
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    Re: Body Jig

    Thanks all we did it! Didn't try to flip it but proably Monday. Got to clean out the other garage then flip it on it's side and be ther till the frame is done. Going to start another tread as I found more stuff.
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