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Technical Body Rotisserie?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by The37Kid, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Ahh,
    Words of wisdom
     
  2. lake_harley
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    Many years ago, when I first started my fabrication business, I built farm gates and hay rings. I didn't have access to a tubing roller to make "hoops" so I built the rings either 6 or 8 sided (can't remember for sure) by cutting the tubing at the appropriate angles to make 360 degrees. I used 16 Ga. 1 3/4" tube, like mentioned above. The hex or octagon shape would solve the issue of rolling around without needing a carriage of any sort too. Just a thought.

    FWIW....I probably didn't really make any $$ on the hay rings, but it helped get my name and business in front of a lot of people.

    Lynn
     
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  3. The37Kid
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    Octagon Hay Rings, I think you just answered the problem, they can't roll away in a garage.:) :confused::rolleyes:Merry Christmas! Bob .....................just noticed the title spelling correction, nothing I did, must have been Santa.
     
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  4. Fedcospeed
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    How about the lope for s trampoline I see them out for the trash once in awhile. Bolt together the slip joints and then take apart and store when not needed.Its thick wall tubing too
     
  5. The37Kid
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    I keep checking the metal pile at the local dump, no luck so far, think the 2/4 octagon route is the way this carpenter is going to go.;) Bob
     
  6. tb33anda3rd
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    2x6's might be better so the corners can be rounded more to make it easier when you want to rotate it.
     
  7. Loose Ctrl
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    2x3 steel then cut and round the corners. I'm not sure I would trust wood unless it's doubled up, screwed, and glued with PL.
     
  8. The37Kid
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    Wood is a lot easier if you have a chop saw, screw gun, and glue.............and no welder.;) Bob
     
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  9. Loose Ctrl
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    True for sure. I figure if someone is going to roto a vehicle, they'll have a welder to take care of the bodywork. The whole roto idea for me is to make bodywork easier.
     
  10. bct
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    I watched a couple guys redo a rolled 4runner . The hoops were only 3/4 of a circle and bolted at one end to the lug nuts . They did one side then flipped them to the other.
     
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  11. JOECOOL
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    I made this out of the same mild steel dcp0448.jpg dcp0447.jpg we used for roll bars , it works good ,easily turns a car over with one person.I set it up so I could turn it 45 degrees and it would be stable there also.
     
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  12. Hey BCT,
    Your private messages are some how turned off.
     
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  13. HotrodHR
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    How about a video or some pics on how you're able to rotate that?
     
  14. JOECOOL
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    No video. Just grab one end and rotate it , Vega was body only with windows, no idea of weight . I use this for building trailers also . It sets at a 45 degree very well also .You need a diaganol brace so it doesn't rack to one end . Ceiling height needs to be Considered.Slide across floor and even outside easily. By the way I always mount it with the center at Camshaft height . It could get ugly if you rotated it and the center of gravity was way to high or too low.
     
  15. bct
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    thanks for filling me in . I recently posted some stuff for sale so now I need the message system.
     

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