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Username Post: body rotisserie        (Topic#260184)
usmile4 
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03-28-11 05:09 PM - Post#2068734    

Has anyone made their own body rotisserie? I'm thinking of trying to build something that will allow me to rotate the body so I can weld patch panels on the bottom.

Bill Gommel

49 chevy Styleline (Sold), 51 Styleline 2 dr Special, 235 (from a 61 truck) bored .060 over, Dual Carter/Webers, Fenton Headers, T5- 5 speed with a 56 rear end.


 

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arnieg141 
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03-28-11 05:24 PM - Post#2068742    
    In response to usmile4

bill check greyheaded mule.here and tri 5 i think he made one for his 49

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kool53 
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03-28-11 06:24 PM - Post#2068773    
    In response to arnieg141

Didn't make mine, but I have to say, they are the cat's a$$ and worth every penny!

Jay


 
Bryanhes 
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03-28-11 07:21 PM - Post#2068807    
    In response to kool53

I bought one of these kits http://store.uscartool.com/US-Car-Tool-U-weld-it -R...

I think I bought mine for $300 at the time for my Roadrunner. Easy to build. Comes with tapered roller bearings. The owner is very helpful. Unfortunately I sold mine a year or so ago Should have kept it.

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aussie ute 
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aussie ute
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03-28-11 10:11 PM - Post#2068867    
    In response to usmile4

i bought two engine stands and made some brackets to hold the body to them. it's a bit crude but it makes welding the sills easyer

49 styleline coupe ute
46 fleetmaster sedan


 
bluenose 
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03-29-11 02:52 AM - Post#2068897    
    In response to aussie ute



I basically copied the 55-57 chevy type

Regards,
Lindsay

1952 Canadian Pontiac sports Coupe
1958 GMC 9310 (Canadian Truck)
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usmile4 
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03-29-11 07:40 AM - Post#2068977    
    In response to aussie ute

  • aussie ute Said:
i bought two engine stands and made some brackets to hold the body to them. it's a bit crude but it makes welding the sills easyer



Do you have pictures of how it looks attached to the body? I was thinking of something like that. I hate to spend the bucks for one time use.

Bill Gommel

49 chevy Styleline (Sold), 51 Styleline 2 dr Special, 235 (from a 61 truck) bored .060 over, Dual Carter/Webers, Fenton Headers, T5- 5 speed with a 56 rear end.


 
racesteve 
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03-29-11 11:39 AM - Post#2069056    
    In response to usmile4

This is my Barbecue grill, the bars in the trunk is fastened in the frame mont holes.




 
kool53 
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03-29-11 03:47 PM - Post#2069155    
    In response to racesteve

I can't imagine putting a body of this size on a couple of engine stands. I know some have done it but I think you are really pushing your luck doing it this way. That method should be reserved for MG's and smaller cars or chassis. By the time you add a bunch of braces and make it beefier, you're still going to spend a bunch of money. By a used (or new if you can't find one) and resell it after you are done at a slight discount- most likely less than you'd spend to build one. There are so many people that want one I can't imagine they'd be hard to sell- especially at a slightly cheaper price tag than new.

Jay


 
Jim McCall 
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03-29-11 08:56 PM - Post#2069310    
    In response to usmile4

Bill
I built this one 21 years ago and have used it for many restorations. I build adapters for the different cars I used it for. Here some photos of it in use.

Jim











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55 Belair
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racesteve 
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03-29-11 10:06 PM - Post#2069320    
    In response to Jim McCall

One more pics off my car.



 
Jim McCall 
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03-29-11 10:19 PM - Post#2069327    
    In response to racesteve

Sure makes it easy to do all the metal repairs. Your project is looking great.
Jim

33 Ford 3-window
34 Ford Roadster
51 Belair
55 Belair
55 Belair
57 Buick
68 Camaro SS427
69 Camaro Z/11
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Farm boy 
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04-18-11 09:46 AM - Post#2078366    
    In response to usmile4

I saw this home made wood rotisserie on another site.



I borrowed this store bought rotisserie from a friend to clean up the underside of my '56.





Steve
1967 Camaro
1956 Bel Air


 
usmile4 
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04-18-11 03:41 PM - Post#2078491    
    In response to Farm boy

I thought of making one out of wood but I got 2 engine stands and am going to try that. But the wood one looks much less hassle.

Are there any more pictures on that other site of the wood one?

Bill Gommel

49 chevy Styleline (Sold), 51 Styleline 2 dr Special, 235 (from a 61 truck) bored .060 over, Dual Carter/Webers, Fenton Headers, T5- 5 speed with a 56 rear end.


 
slo 
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04-21-11 05:00 PM - Post#2080003    
    In response to usmile4

heres where i got mine from, hes actually having a special on them if you want one DIRT CHEAP! I HAVE NO AFFILIATION with this company other than being a happy customer.

things work great and are woth the freight..







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slo 
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04-21-11 05:01 PM - Post#2080004    
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Tommy @ classic customs
423 782 6322

klassikkustoms@yahoo.com








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1964 Impala station wagon
1953 chevy 210
2005 Silverado


 
bluenose 
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04-26-11 05:21 PM - Post#2082377    
    In response to slo

Wow That one is crazy!

Regards,
Lindsay

1952 Canadian Pontiac sports Coupe
1958 GMC 9310 (Canadian Truck)
old Bikes


 
slo 
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04-26-11 09:50 PM - Post#2082531    
    In response to bluenose

yes, cheap too. great tool that come in handy time and time again... and even when you no longer plan to use... have great re-sale value.

1964 Impala SS
1964 Impala station wagon
1953 chevy 210
2005 Silverado


 
Bryanhes 
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04-27-11 06:22 PM - Post#2082952    
    In response to slo

Slo,

You gonna tell us how cheap?

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slo 
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04-27-11 06:44 PM - Post#2082962    
    In response to Bryanhes

  • Bryanhes Said:
Slo,

You gonna tell us how cheap?


will probably break some sort of rule in CT im sure but they run for under a grand sometimes better... you would do your own painting on em..

i powdercoated mines black.
assembling it now...





1964 Impala SS
1964 Impala station wagon
1953 chevy 210
2005 Silverado


 
Bryanhes 
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04-27-11 08:44 PM - Post#2083021    
    In response to slo

I am guessing you would need the hydraulic lifts for each end on top of that?

Not a bad price if all you have to do is assemble.

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slo 
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04-29-11 09:15 AM - Post#2083646    
    In response to Bryanhes

yes, assemble and paint, paint is optional for some, i just wanted mine to last so i powdercoated it.

and your correct the pistons go on that mast then the cross brace and casters..

ill get a shot of it once all assembled, I built my first one my self but it was just a dollie for about 100 bucks.





1964 Impala SS
1964 Impala station wagon
1953 chevy 210
2005 Silverado


 
Bryanhes 
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04-29-11 11:32 AM - Post#2083691    
    In response to slo

The last kit I bought was only the head plates and the roller bearings for it and you had to purchase the rest of the steel local then weld it all up. The kit was about $350. The deal your talking about sounds a little better.

How about freight?

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slo 
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04-29-11 08:40 PM - Post#2083896    
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  • Bryanhes Said:
The last kit I bought was only the head plates and the roller bearings for it and you had to purchase the rest of the steel local then weld it all up. The kit was about $350. The deal your talking about sounds a little better.

How about freight?



ah, freight hes got a good deal on as well, it ships all in one standard size pallet. 2bills and some change, dont see anyone spending over 3hun to get it shipped anywhere in the 48.. and all this you just bolt together in a few hours...

dont know the details but hes been mentioning of quite some deals on all products...

check the site for other cool stuff hes got, but emal or call him direct to get the good deals..

http://www.accessiblesystems.com/

also got me one of these neat body lift hoist attachments


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1964 Impala station wagon
1953 chevy 210
2005 Silverado


 
slo 
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04-29-11 08:53 PM - Post#2083898    
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also got some sweet tire skates. these things are a blast to have, push a car acoss my shop SIDEWAYS with one hand.








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1964 Impala station wagon
1953 chevy 210
2005 Silverado


 
tigwelder 
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04-30-11 07:57 PM - Post#2084236    
    In response to usmile4

yes i have built several.i restored my 69 six bbl road runner and it was a piece of cake.my other 69 road runner has beed living on it for 2 years and 53 wagon is waiting its turn.saves the knees and back.



 
Happy Belair 
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05-01-11 06:49 AM - Post#2084378    
    In response to slo

Car skates? from who.

I bought a set from Harbor freight years ago, total junk (harbor freight ===Junk)

would barely roll, rollers would bind on the
support plates. and I swear some of the rollers had flat spots.

If there is a better supplier, do tell as I might try again

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54 Belair Hardtop, just bod off frame,work in progress
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05-01-11 07:39 AM - Post#2084399    
    In response to Happy Belair

i used the small furniture dollies from HF... worked pretty good, not sure if it would work on a fully equipted car or not... all four for less than $32.00


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2011 chevy, SS camaro, synergy green
2011 silverado 4x4 crewcab, 3500 HD
2006 corvette convertible
2014 39ft. 5th wheel
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slo 
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05-02-11 04:57 AM - Post#2084950    
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  • 53convert Said:
Car skates? from who.

I bought a set from Harbor freight years ago, total junk (harbor freight ===Junk)

would barely roll, rollers would bind on the
support plates. and I swear some of the rollers had flat spots.

If there is a better supplier, do tell as I might try again



Tommy of Classic Customs
423-782-6322

These things are great, all you have to do is bolt on the wheels, will prob run you same what the Hfreight junk go for..

these things are a breze.. shove a car across my shop floor no problem... if you need better pics of em let me know...


1964 Impala SS
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1953 chevy 210
2005 Silverado


 
Bryanhes 
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05-02-11 01:03 PM - Post#2085170    
    In response to slo

Slo,

It might be cheaper for us to just bring the cars to your place, looks like you already have it all

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