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Old 11-24-2008, 08:55 PM
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Searching for the best auto rotisserie

Been looking all over for a used one and well there far and few between, I went to the local metal shop and it would cost more for the to build them for me to but on line. The best ive found with a hydraulic pump is 995.00 anyone got any other ideas or sites.


http://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com/...FQRhswodVkg0_Q

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http://www.theroto2000.com/
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http://www.accessiblesystems.com/automotive.php

http://www.mts.net/~hpokrant/Restora...erie/Plans.htm

http://www.autobody101.com/rotisserie_plans.pdf

http://members.tripod.com/~mopar_roa...otisserie.html

http://www.reenmachine.com/misc/Auto...e_Plan_Set.pdf

http://www.sierrasolutions.biz/body_buggy.html


I decided that I would build my own, do you know how to weld?

Not sure how much weight you are working with but dont go "cheap as possible" . Check for feedback or search forums before you buy.

I like Accessible Systems the best, lots of options.

Roto 2000, check out there test. http://www.theroto2000.com/strength.htm

Good luck
chas

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Old 11-25-2008, 09:26 PM
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Thanks, I do know how to weld but im on a bit of a time crunch and really i priced the steel and it was 800 dollars itself
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I find this design to be one of the best rotisseries I have seen.
http://www.autobody101.com/rotisserie_plans.pdf
If you want a good rotisserie and don't have the time to build it yourself, why not have a local weld shop build one from those plans?

I have a "start" for a rotisserie given to me by my boss. He had the welder in the shop build it, but part way through he saw a store bought one and decided to purchase it instead.

After seeing that plan I am going to modify my start and head in that same direction. I like the feature of being able to use either end of it for an engine/tranny/diff stand.

good luck, have fun!
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I hear ya 59fleet, steel is outragous right now. I was able to get some good pricing thru wholesalers that was less than half price.

So have you chosen a brand/model?
Let us know which one you are getting.
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(edited for safety clarification)

study the finished rotisserie pic' on Old Fool's pdf link....

it is just a pair of roughly $60 engine assembly stands from Harbor Freight....

plus some tubing to extend the legs and 2x6 wood under the base to raise the pivot point center if needed...

a stripped body shell is not that heavy at all.....

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Red, you're nuts! Don't minimize the stability needed to flip a shell vertical! Built my own and as soon as I get a new battery for my camera I'll post pics. I was lucky enough to get all my steel free from work, but angle iron (I used 3x3x5/16) can be substituted for the expensive tube steel in that pdf. Instead of making my swivel fork adjustable on the mast, I just welded 2 receivers on top of 1 another so I could adjust it 3 in. vertically. That small adjustment makes a big diff. in the center of gravity. I suppose you could weld any number of receivers together if you gusseted them well enough.
I can't stress enough the stability needed to flip a body and also block sand and not have it move around on you.

Good Luck, Jerry
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In-progress wiki article on this is here: Automobile rotisserie. Please feel free to add/edit.
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Yea you would be really up sh__ creek if that puppy fell over. Boy what a nighmare that would be, the house and the car and the car it lands on, my wife would kill me, thats why ill pay for one i dont trust myself enough
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Red,
I think that steel is much heavier than the cheap HF engine stands, (and it should be) but it wouldn't hurt to check it out.

What worries me is someone thinking, "Oh my car body only weights
600 lbs" (or whatever)

BUT sooner or later a heavier project will come along and you will be tempted to use it or loan it to someone...... Then its death/dismemberment/serious injury, major liability....

I always try to over-build something that is carrying weight or could kill you.

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Jerry,
thanks for the critisizm honest....
(I edited my post)
wrong for me to think people would realize the additional steel tubing needed I mentioned IS FOR extending the length of the top of the "T" at the base bottem for more lateral stability and strength....
and the idea for the "wood" is a 2x6 under the bottem base to raise the pivot center,,, lag bolted to the base legs,,,so the vertical post side load isn't increased due to the weight "is" way off center....

Chas,
the HF stands are rated for a 1,000lb nose load,,,,

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=32916

there are stronger ones available, I posted to make the point you don't have to re-invent/engineer the wheel and spend a fortune to have a rotissarie...

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Wow! 1000 lbs! stronger than I thought.

Hey Red, do you think it could be modified to jack up type version?

I like the idea of being able to change my hgt or lift body/cab off the frame etc.

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I see they have a 2000 lb model

I see possibilities, maybe watch the flyers and get em on sale!

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That plan set is very, very, similar to the one we built about 12 years ago. I think I may have posted those drawings a few to many times? Anyhow, the rotisserie is still doing just fine, and the neat part about one, is it can easially be re-constructed (the Head unit) to hold a variety of objects. I first built by Rotto-whirler, to hold Sand car chassis, for construction and paint, but over the years it has found it's way into many projects. The key is to make the Head Unit of such a design that it can easily be modified to hold an ray of different material. We have used it lately to hold our 1933 frame we hand build, for final weld out and painting, it worked great. If you ever run across the original drawings, they were without the casters, but that is one addition that makes the Rotot-whirler in-separable, the fact that you can easily move the end pieces around both loaded and empty. I never add a hydraulic lifter or spinner, but I think the hydraulic lift mechanism would be a great addition, especially at hook-up and removal time. these units are usually built from 2" 1/8" or 11 gauge wall tubing. For the hoverer uses or when installing the hydraulic lift, I would go to 2-1/2, and 3" respectively, both with 3/16 wall tubing. You would also want a wider stance of those heavier or tall loads. Also, don't forget to up-grade the metal in the neck, for the heavier loads. I item everyone forgets that is so important, is the welder and it's skills. This unit is very heavy and holds a lot of weight, you will be working near or in many cases under it, don't forget that you need good, quality welds that penetrate, not just lye there on top the metal. This is important.
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