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onlytherich68

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I want to build a rotissere for my car
« on: October 17, 2007, 12:51:10 PM »
Does anyone have any plans or drawings on how to build a budget rotissere set up for restoration. I was thinking of using two engine stands and securing them together with a bar at the bottom. Would this work?

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Re: I want to build a rotissere for my car
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 04:25:48 PM »
I was thinking of using two engine stands and securing them together with a bar at the bottom. Would this work?

I don't see why not, that is what the rotisseries from Auto Twirler look like:  http://www.autotwirler.com/store/index.php?main_page=index

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Re: I want to build a rotissere for my car
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2007, 02:37:07 AM »
I've seen people use engine stands, but you'll have to get them higher off the ground to flip the car. Engine stands will be about 18-24" too short. The Auto Twirler and similar rotisseries are also made from heavier steel than a typical stand. I did all my work on a homemade dolly (made of 4x6 lumber!), then lifted the car on stands to about 40" to paint the underside. The dolly cost me about $80 to build.
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Re: I want to build a rotissere for my car
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007, 01:57:47 PM »
Go to yahoo and write in car rotiserie and you can get plans for a "balanced Car rotiserie"very nice plans,35 pages to print but very nice.We are doing one