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    Axis of rotation

    I just did a search on "rotissarie" and found only limited reference on the site. I am looking for information regarding the best location of the axis of rotation through the TR3 body so that when mounted on a rotissarie for body work, the tub is best balanced. I don't have a professional rotissarie with height adjustment so would like to mount the body as close as optimal when I set it up.
    Is there anyone who has done this and noted or can describe the best axis location and the preferred mounting points?
    regards, Lionel

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    Re: Axis of rotation

    I cant help with rotissarie question but --
    The TR3 has a pretty small tub.After I braced everthing up so I could lift with hoist from cieling beam I bought a tractor supply garden cart with pnuematic wheels for a $100 and would roll the tub easily outside for paint and body work.To access the bottom I just put down some 2x6 across the cart and just rolled it on its side.
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    Re: Axis of rotation

    Tush would likely be your best source for this question...
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    Re: Axis of rotation

    This is what I constructed for my TR6 body. I was able to rotate the body quite easily. The angles on the edge of the wood at 30 and 45 degrees were a big assist when rotating.

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    Re: Axis of rotation

    I have not done it Lionel. The ones I thought look smart were the ones that used 2 engine stands one on each end. They probably made up some kind of angle iron deal that went on the front and rear tub mounts and perhaps something going down the center to tie the whole thing together and offer some support for the center perhaps along the drive line tunnel.
    I usually put the car on its side and roll it over. The last one, I just let it roll in the sand pit piles, but I would have probably made something like Glider-man if I would has seen that, but it actually rolled easily with no damage probably because of the sand cushion.
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    Re: Axis of rotation

    Thanks guys. I think I will just have to build into it some vertical adjustment to locate the centre of balance of the car. When I get around to it, will have to document the location for future reference.

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