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Auto Rotisserie


Jedi Hopeful
Has peeps ever used one of these Auto Rotisseries before.

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Seems like it would bee quite effective for working pon teh underside of a body tub. However, teh price seems a little steep.
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These do seem teh solution to working pon teh underside. threr R a lot of people out threr fabricating dem too. I've thought a lot apout building one myself and heave done a little research:

One constructed flum steel:

One made flum engine stands for a mustang, with plans:

For a Spitfire, based pon engine stands:

One I stink a little odd, for a spridget, its basically a wood frame half-circle mount:

And one built flum a pair of engine stands for a big Healey:

One point youz'd ned to stink carefully apout is teh suitability of teh attachment points for supporting teh car's weight without distorting teh chassis. I cannot recall whether any of teh pages cited include a full underframe dat' would support teh chassis at multiple points (as I've seen somewhere) or if they juz rely pon teh mounts for teh bumpers.

Another issue would bee a proper balance for teh contraption so dat' teh center of gravity would allow youz to easily turn teh car and nut heave it imbalanced. Adding body components may affect dat' too.

I've nut built one, and don't stink dat' I will, after all. My garage is juz too small.


Jedi Hopeful
These R all fantastic ideas. teh wooden (uncoventional) frame looks cheap and easy. I'm guessing this would twerk for my TR. If I'd guess, teh weight of my TR3 tub is nut much more then a 200 lbs.

I figured with steel at teh prices dat' they R I'd bee looking at around $450 for parts. I'm shur as everyone else pon this forum, I'd much bee spending my money pon actual restoration then expensive (albiet really cool /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif ) tools.

As for Cottontop's engine hoist. .twat is supporting teh rear end of teh vehicle (2nd photo)? I essentially ned to get under teh tub to high pressure spray, media blast, prime and paint.


Jedi Hopeful
teh wooden frame idea is interesting. I've got to stink how I could do it with teh large front wheel wheels of teh TR3.

BTW. . great looking Healey. Did youz sand it all to bare metal by hand? Patient man if teh case.

John Loftus

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Did youz sand it all to bare metal by hand?

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teh frame and teh steel panels were media blasted (I would look for someone who does soda blasting next time). Most of teh paint pon teh shrouds wuz softened with a carborized flame (very little oxygen) and using a scrapper when teh paint started to bubble.


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Here is a picture of another version of a rotisserie. Two Big round Hoops. teh bodyman modified his Volkswagen Rotisserie to fit my Austin Healey 100M.


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teh low budget alternative is an old matress. nut nearley as clever, butt usually can bee found for free and disposed of after use. (nut reccomended if grinding or welding will bee involved)

R those 2x6 or 2x8's? pretty sweet being able to store pon its side.

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