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05-28-2012 09:12 PM Rotisserie
Back at it.

Cut the upright. Did a lot of measuring to get the angle of the bottom cut very close. When everything was cut, the upright slid over the angle that goes across the back of the car. The holes were drilled for the 1-1/2" pipe and the upright was welded to the pipe and the angle iron.

A piece of angle iron was cut and bolted to the rear seat belt mounting point. A piece of 1" square tube was cut to triangulate the upright out to the mounting bolt area. Both were tacked into place.

Ran out of time. I think I can cut the remaining pieces tomorrow night after work. There is a possibility the body will be on the rotisserie next Saturday.


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05-19-2012 07:23 PM Rotisserie
The rear part of the rotisserie was started. The trunk lid was removed and set aside. The covers over the body mount bolts were removed as well as the body mount bolts. A 4' section of angle iron was drilled to accept the bolts. I was hoping to get this completely built today but ran out of time. If I budget my time right I may still get the body on it and spinning next weekend.


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05-19-2012 07:20 PM Rotisserie
The first order of business today was to make the adapters for the front lower body mounts. The body has been lifted off the frame using these two holes alone, so they should work fine for the rotisserie mount. The large, thick washers are the "holes" from the hole saw work. A couple pieces of rubber hose will make sure the bolt doesn't chip the paint should the car go on painted (highly unlikely but better safe than sorry).

The adapters were mounted and leveled. Then the two pieces of heavy walled tube were cut to fit. Tacked, then welded, then welded on the bench.

Holes were drilled. The single hole is drilled and tapped for 3/8 coarse to mount the collar which prevents the assembly from sliding out of the stand. The four holes (two can be seen in the photo) provide positive stops at 90 deg. interval. A 1/2 inch bolt had the last two threads ground off so it fit in the holes. The stand pipe was drilled and tapped and a 1/2 nut was welded on as well so there will plenty of "bite" if the bolt is used to hold the rotisserie at other positions.

One final test fit and then measurements were taken so the rear mount will be on the same axis.


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05-18-2012 06:29 AM Rotisserie
It's been a rough week. I get home and don't feel like doing anything. Forced myself out there last night.

Don got me set up on the pipe. Turned it down so it would fit in the hole in the rectangular tubing and removed the mill finish.

Welded the pipe into the tubing. Clamped it to the cross piece. Measured, adjusted, measured again, repeat. A couple of tack welds were put in. Measured, checked the level, adjusted the level, repeat. A couple more tack welds were put in. Then the whole thing was taken off the car and fully welded at the bench.

Two more struts need to be made connecting this assembly to the lower body mounts. Then on to the rear adapter. I should have it ready to spin by the end of Saturday.


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05-12-2012 08:52 PM Gilmer Belt Late
The gilmer belt was supposed to be here on Thurs. or Fri. It finally came in today's mail. Not in time to prevent a honey-do. Stained the front door.

Then I replaced the gilmer and the v-belt in the unit.

Got the holes drilled but pipe is still just a bit too large. Don is going to help me out!

Two weeks behind schedule?


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