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Rotisserie ideas

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 45acp, Apr 21, 2001.

  1. 45acp

    45acp 1/2 ton status

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    I just lifted the tub off of the frame today and will set it aside for awhile. I would like to build a rotisserie for the body work on the tub. Does anyone have pictures of a rotisserie and just where is the center of gravity on the tub? I need some ideas instead of experimenting. Thanks, Bill
     
  2. Pure Insanity

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    i have worked w/ the rotisserie before.theyre basicly a big a-frame.there is no center of gravity,you lock it w/ a pin like an eng.stand.consider yourself warned,have alot of people to help you spin it around,slowly,or itll take off on its own,and believe me you wont stop it![​IMG]if your lucky itll just spin around and be a PIA to get back up.if your not so lucky,itll spin itsef off balance and flop over.they do make working on the bottom very nice.i worked at a resto/custom shop for a while and we had several.the boss fired a guy during the time i was there,and he pulled the pin on the 1 w/ a 57 nomad body on it.it was just balancing there.the shop forman walked by it and leaned on it to talk to someone and it took off.most of the techs were close enuff to slow it down so it did not flip over,but it did take out the shop forman.he was ok but pretty shaken and sore it hit him pretty hard.sorry i have no pics.

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    86 blazer see it at:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569>http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by pureinsanity on 04/21/01 06:53 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
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    Check out these pages for some inspiration. I've built/used/like the style similar to the first link, where the front is connected to the back and it is mounted on wheels. If the body is balanced correctly, one person can spin the car 360 degrees with very little effort. Most of the tub's weight is in the floor & rockers.

    konajoe

    http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.com/rotisseriebydave.html

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.nettexas.com/wreckingcrew/Rotisserie.htm>http://www.nettexas.com/wreckingcrew/Rotisserie.htm</A>
     
  4. 45acp

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    Kona Joe, Excellant ideas. I like the one with the hydraulic cyclinders for height adjustment. Thanks, Bill
     
  5. Pure Insanity

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    kona is right IF the body is balanced properly it can be turned.the key word is if.i guess they make them that are adjustable,for body height,i really didnt think about that.ive only been around 2 types,1 was the all out bad boy that was motorized,had wheels and a tongue to move it around the shop,but thats a little pricey for home use.the others were prob the bottom line.there was like 6 in the shop so he prob bought cheap ones to save$$ and buy a few.i knew the motorized ones were out there but figured for home use,it would be too much.

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    86 blazer see it at:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569>http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569</A>
     
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    I'm thouroughly amazed with this concept. I never imagined an actual rotisserie style stand for vehicles. You've got to post pics if you ever go through with this.

    <font color=blue>Esteban</font color=blue>

    <font color=red>SEMPER FI TO MY BLAZER
     

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