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 Post subject: Car Rotisserie Plans
PostPosted: August 28, 2015, 1:51 pm 
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I found these Car Rotisserie Plans online. Thought some builders may have an interest. 8)

http://www.mts.net/~hpokrant/Restoration_Tips/1-Rotisserie/Plans.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Car Rotisserie Plans
PostPosted: August 28, 2015, 2:29 pm 
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I built a light duty rotisserie for my Sprite and MGA projects several years ago from 2x4 lumber and lag bolts.

The parts that attached to the frame members had a 1 1/2 inch pipe coupling and pipe. Pretty simple, light weight and effective.

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 Post subject: Re: Car Rotisserie Plans
PostPosted: August 28, 2015, 6:09 pm 
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Prospector59 wrote:
I found these Car Rotisserie Plans online. Thought some builders may have an interest. 8)

http://www.mts.net/~hpokrant/Restoration_Tips/1-Rotisserie/Plans.htm


Brilliant tool. I made something similar but swapped 11 & 13 for axle ends complete with brake drum and bolted 2 straight to the drum. I then connected up a handbrake lever and cable so I could stop the jig at any position I wanted, super smooth turning on the bearings . Any old axle will do.

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 Post subject: Re: Car Rotisserie Plans
PostPosted: May 13, 2019, 3:31 pm 
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I've been thinking of redoing my flaky rotisserie and wonder if anybody wo has begged, borrowed or stolen one they thought was good would like to post some fotos? I hate making the same mistake twice.


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 Post subject: Re: Car Rotisserie Plans
PostPosted: May 13, 2019, 4:03 pm 
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Do you want fancy with all the accessories? Or just something simple? I built a simple one from 2 HF engine stands and some adapter brackets to fit to the car. (MGB-GT). It is kind of sloppy for lock positions. However, it works as required and that is all that I needed. The biggest issue was getting the car up on the lift it was done while building the rotisserie. Getting it off will be an adventure for certain. I haven't tackled that last part yet. Note that the center legs are dropped down a few inches to put the verticals plumb and the rotation axis level. As much as I like it, for a Locost, I really don't think it is needed.


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PostPosted: May 14, 2019, 12:53 am 
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You guys are making me feel like Daddy Warbucks with my professionally made unit! :oops:
Saved a bit on it after it's one use by a guy doing a 55 Chevy.
The hydraulic jack systems are nice as they let you raise the car from stands and back down when finished.

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RichardSIA wrote:
You guys are making me feel like Daddy Warbucks with my professionally made unit! :oops:
Saved a bit on it after it's one use by a guy doing a 55 Chevy.
The hydraulic jack systems are nice as they let you raise the car from stands and back down when finished.


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PostPosted: May 14, 2019, 8:51 am 
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I was hoping for more pictures.

As for requirements I would like something simple that doesn't take a lot of space when I'm done. Getting a frame off and on shouldn't be too difficult, I have a chain hoist. I wonder how necessary the long tube holding the ends is. It seems to me two concentric tube pivots, one on a tripod stand and one bolted to my weld table might do the trick. Not very mobile but simple.


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