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Old 06-28-2005, 12:30 PM
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Body Tipper

Ok my 54 is under separation. The body's off the frame, and on jack stands.

I think that with a minimum of materials, and significantly less money than a rotisserie, I can build a reasonable device to tip the body on it's side and hold it by the frame mount points, allowing me to service under the body.

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mostly 2" square 1/8 wall tube For a pair of steel 'L' 's and pieces to connect the L's

Imagine two L shaped pieces made of 2" square tube. The L will actually be two pieces connecting with a receiver made out of 2 1/4" square tube on a 90 degree angle with the end of one of the pieces. Bolt together, and you get two storable big metal L 's


I will make 4 sliding towers to go on the L's to allow it to mount the L's to the body. To do this I pan on using 2 1/4 square tube that will slide over the 2" and a 9" long piece of 2" that will connect at a T to the slide. The tower will have either a piece of threaded rod or a nut welded to the top to connect to the body. To lock the slide a hole will be drilled in the side of them and a large nut welded on. Using a small bolt I can pressure lock the slides in place.

Finally a 2 1/4 pocket on each end of the L is necessary to allow the L's to be tied together and make the whole device more secure. The cross pieces will also have some points for my Cherry picker to slowly lift it on side with.

I can imagine that while lifting once the center of gravity passes the pivot this will try to rapidly fall into position. I'll need to control that somehow.

What I have to put this together is a 120 volt weldmark Mig welder.
An oxy Acetelyne rig
A chop saw that I put a metal cutting blade on.
Grinders, clamps, square, etc.....

Do you have any ideas? Or any exerience with this?

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Old 06-28-2005, 12:45 PM
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check out this Go to page 2. This may help. The post is by msealy. Good luck.

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Not sure I am following exactly how it is going to all go together, but if you want, send me some sketches and I will throw together a 3d model and some drawings that might help.
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:26 PM
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I remember seeing that one on here, along with some other variants of the engine stand rotisseries online. I do have a couple engine stands I could cannibalize also. I was just hoping to provide better access. The stand ones seem to have the disadvantage of usually being too short to do a full tip.

In this case this is just a shell. 54 Dodge 4 door with nothing hooked to it. I'll try to get some pics on later.

I should warn you I tend to Over engineer everything. Use materials well in excess of what I need etc.
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