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thats an air blower stuck in the end. i set the bodies on and then adjust it with my hoist and engine lift. once adjusted i drill a hole for a pin. each bodies is different. it's set up for vettes, tri 5's and early chevy pu so far. a jack would be ruined by all the blasting dust. i turn them 90 degrees and have a couple of inches of floor clearance.
 

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This is a poor mans method. It works pretty well. Two people can easily tip it. I use an engine hoist to catch and lower it when tipping it back to its wheels.
Buick40, What's keeping your setup from rolling all ther way over?

Accessible Systems http://www.accessiblesystems.com/etfiles/et02.php is the only "tilter" (not the full rotisserie) I can find on the internet. They mention a competitor but who? I know I have seen a company with a tilter at Carlisle and Hershey that utilizes a basic elecrtic drill to rotate the car onto it's side, but can't find it anywahere. Anybody know what/who I am talking about.
 

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I started by building a cart to roll the body around on. I then added a bar parrellel to the body that sticks out past the body about 4". To flip it I use my engine hoist. I hook the boom to one side of the cart near the rear door and lift one side. When it gets about 2 ft high the parellel bar on the opposite side hits the concrete. This prevents the wheels from rolling and acts as a pivot point and prevents the body from contacting the floor. I then get on the other side and have someone else continue raising the car until it breaks center. I then guide it down onto a trash bag full of rags that I set the roof rail onto. It works pretty well. The cart can be removed by supporting the body on wood blocks and using the engine hoist to support the cart while removing the bolts.
 

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Call me old skool, but I freakin HATED working on a rotisserie. Takes up floor space, all the panel work was on a platform since the car (68 GTX conv) was so high up. I don't trust them for panel alignment at all. That stress has to go somehwere. If I was in the stripping buisness well OK. I'm not so I don't need it. I'd sooner farm out that portion of the job than deal with it. That keeps guys like shine in buisness too. :thumbup: I guess it's a matter of priority. Hmmm $500 for a device to do my floor or pay to have it stripped. Whada ya say shine? How much to strip a complete body? Avg price. If I had it stripped then doing floor repairs are cake anyways. Just my semi warped .02
 

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mine is built to hold vettes mainly. no flex what so ever. thats why i built a cradle. the ones tha attach at each end of the body i dont trust. too much stress on the body. anywhere from 600 to 2k for stripping a body. vettes are slow going and take a lot of hrs. i love working on mine. i can turn the body on it's side to work on it or lower it down to do the sides. beats hell out of laying on cold concrete getting crap in your face :D
 

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Buick40, What's keeping your setup from rolling all ther way over? Accessible Systems http://www.accessiblesystems.com/etfiles/et02.php is the only "tilter" (not the full rotisserie) I can find on the internet. They mention a competitor but who? I know I have seen a company with a tilter at Carlisle and Hershey that utilizes a basic elecrtic drill to rotate the car onto it's side, but can't find it anywahere. Anybody know what/who I am talking about.
I think you are talking about the one at this site http://www.liqui-technik.com/kipp1_e.html from what I have seen this one works well... puts alot of stress on the suspension components, but not anything terrible... Unless your suspension is badly worn...

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Hi guys,
From what i've read and heard is that these rotisseries are the bees knees.
My father in law has made up one for my 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie that i have stripped back and am going to take the body off the frame to get it sand blasted.
What i need to know is if anyone has any tips, do's, don't's, how to realign the body when you put it back on etc. A complete step by step guide with photo's would be good, even better if it is a Galaxie!!!
I also need to know if you should leave the doors on the fastback or take them off( the glass is still in the car) for strength etc.
i imported the car last year(2006) in August and it has alot of surface rust on the chassis and some holes in the trunk and some rusted beams. So when i got the car into NEW ZEALAND, i was a bit pissed off that it had more rust in it than i was lead to believe!!!
The rest of the car is mint and looks great but the laws in my country are quite tough on rust and i have to get it all fixed before i can get it on the road here.
Like i said any help would awesome
Cheers

Antz. :) :) :)
 

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Rob Keller said:
I knew i seen one of these at a swap meet here look at this

http://www.accessiblesystems.com/etfiles/et02.php

I'm looking at this one with a lot of interest, but I have one concern. Take a close look at pictures 3, 4, & 5 on the page Rob linked (click the thumbnail for the bigger pic.) Is anyone else concerned with how much the vertical jack is flexing/bending while it's under load? I like the system, but if I buy one I think I'll go with the engine hoist version myself. Not only is it $700 cheaper, plus shipping, but that's one less thing to worry about. I have an engine hoist, but if I didn't, I know the $700 I would save on the system would pay for at least 2 of them.

So what do you think? Is that amount of flex in the jack something to be concerned about, or am I just overly cautious (paranoid?)
 

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one thing i can say about accessable systems is that they seem to be good honest people. years ago i bought one of their tilters and had some issues and the customer service was excellent. i am now thinking of buying a rotisserrie and that kind of service is def weighing into my decision
 

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well i bought an acces. systems rotiss. at the charlotte auto fair seemed to be the best deal and best built. will keep you posted on how it works
 

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well i bought an acces. systems rotiss. at the charlotte auto fair seemed to be the best deal and best built. will keep you posted on how it works
hello all just a little update here on the rotiss. just a little background here for you guys so you understand where i am coming from .i have a 59 chevy wagon which i did a body off and even with a lift it was still a bit of a p.i.t.a .with the rotiss. i can actually say i enjoy some of the cleaning tasks which sucked the last time. for instance 2 weekends ago i rolled the car out of my warehouse spun the car 90' and procedded to pressure the bottom of the car removing most of the undercoat and dirt without crawling on my back.this weekends project including sanding the roof much easier when the roof is now on it's side so you not standing on a milkcrate bending over the car killing your back. next project was to patch the inner rear quarter panel.it's getting a little tuff on the back squatting for hours at a time so tilt the car at a 45 and now the 1/4 panel is at your chest height much easier. then i hadda do the crummy job of stripping the gauges and harness from the dash. we know how that sucks laying on your back all twisted up trying to reach up and loosen that screw oh crap it's the wrong size socket climb outta the car and you know the deal .now picture the if you can i tilt the car to a little more than a 45 degree angle and stand up inside the door opening.now I am standing straight up inside the car while working under the dash. i don't have to be a contornionist now to reach things. i can honestly say that i enjoy working on the car more now cause i remember what a ***** it was the other way.so in my humble opinion if you can beg borrow or make one and you wanna enjoy yourself even more invest in a rotisserie
 

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Hello,
I've been lurking here forever, but thought I would chime in on this topic. These pics are of the rotisserie I built. I first built it to hold a 1970 Chevy K20 frame and then the cab.

Right now, it's holding a true 2nd owner COPO car (my buddy that does all the painting is restoring the car for another friend of ours)

I have always been concerned about a car body "sagging" in the middle. Because of this, I fabbed a replacement frame that bolts onto the rig. That way, the body is held firm. I also put "stringers" across the bottom to keep it from flexing. I did use softer tires to allow moving the deal to the blasting area.

The problem with mine is that once the "frame" is bolted up, we have to lift the body up to bolt it on. Now, when I hit the lottery, I'll buy a lift and that won't be a problem, but for now, we just use "manpower" and hoists. Today, my buddy cleaned and primed the underside. He said all went well (that's kinda what I hoped for with an expensive car like that!!!!)

Take care,

Misled
 

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Gentlemen I have had a tilter for a few years. Love it, BUT I should have bought the jack with it. Using the engine hoist requries more room and to me is harder to use. If you can afford it get the jack too. Just my 2 cents. Frank
 

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Hmmm.... little confused....

OK.....I am setting up my father in laws rotiss. It will be on a 65 Satellite. I was planning to mount it to the front frame bumper bolts and the rear much like a regular made rotiss for sale.

I believe some are saying this may not be a good idea as stress on the frame may be a problem..... if mounted in this manner ( or maybe i am reading some of this incorrectly) ?

I am of course taking the fenders off and doors(Two door) planning to brace from side to side ?

X pattern ? Is there a proper pattern does someone have pictures of the bracing ?

Is it fair to say that any floor work should be completed on it's wheels ?

It would be great to have a checklist formed on here about using a rotiss and the do's and absolute do nots ? I realize we all have our opinions but you guys must all agree on some points of concern ?

Leave it to you experts !

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new concept in rotisseries

Hi guys I don't get around to these sites that offten, To busy in the shop working on restoration projects. A few years back I was looking for a better more effecient way to get all the resto work done we have lined up. I came up with my own design rotisserie that I wanted and it worked out very well for us. I'm a small shop with a big back log of work so now we have six of these Roller Hoops up and rolling in our shop and appx two dozen across the country. Take a look some time www.******** might work as well for some of you guys.
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in Lincoln, Ne.
 

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Do a search for Roller Hoop Rotisserie on google for another option. It looks like the owner of that place actually posted on here and provided a link, but that was stripped out so I won't direct link, but it comes up as the first one in google. Saw one holding a modified at the IMI show in Indianapolis in December and thought it was pretty darn cool. Then again a lot of the coolness was that it was holding a modified!
 
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