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How to: Building a rotiserrie

Discussion in 'Offroad Fabrication - Bumpers, Sliders, Cages etc.' started by Rick, July 31, 2008.

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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    3. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Thats awesome!

      Thumbs up to building your own :)
       
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      As much as I like wood... I wouldn't (ha ha) do that.

      Sorry, into the scotch...
       
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      So that's how you guys keep the underside of your explorer's so dang clean!:p:
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Here's the rear bumper mount brackets and part of the rotator axle assembly.

      I just learned that the air conditioning doesn't like welding in the garage:( All that heat makes it tough to keep up.
       

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      i've been trying to find a way to make one of those for a long time, now i have the blueprints! muwahaha!
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      I just learned that the air conditioning doesn't like welding in the garage All that heat makes it tough to keep up.

      ^^^ and I bet the ants don't like it either!!!
       
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      Yea but its a dry heat :D:D. Looking good:thumbsup:
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      A little more progress:
       

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      Vaery Good Rick!
      Those are some mighty fine looking thingy's.

      I think they need to be Orange though-
       
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      Yeah I cant wait till we see an upside down or sideways Dart :)
       
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      Whats the point of making this? :scratch::scratch::scratch:
      (just really confused right now):D
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      So I can do this with my Dart:


      [​IMG]

      Much easier working under the car like this, than having to do all the work laying on your back.
       
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      It's for a "body off" restoration, where the body is removed from the frame and each are 'restored' separately. The rotisserie makes it 100000 times easier to restore the bottom of the body.

      Edit: Rick beat me to it while I was thumbing through a dictionary looking for the correct spelling of rotisserie, lol.
       
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      ooooo alright thanks haha ;)
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Only the Dart doesn't have a separate frame. It's uni-body, the frame rails are integrated into the shell.
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      More progress. I'm hoping to finish it tomorrow:D
       

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      So do you just jack and pin, jack and pin, to get it up to height? Or.. whats the trick once the body is bolted to it?
       
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      Good questions! Since this is built off of "some guys" plans and it's not a commercial product there are no real instructions:confused: Thankfully he built his for a Dodge Dart, so I can just look at his photos and compare.

      I believe what I need to do is figure out how high the car needs to be in order for it to rotate on it's side without interference. From there I mark and drill the brackets, so I can run bolts all the way through. Then I get a long piece of steel bar and start rotating:D
       
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      The "axle" bracket that is mounted on the upright in my photo is cinched in place with bolts protruding from the side. Once the proper height is determined, I will drill a hole all the way through the upright, just below the bracket to act as a safety stop.
       
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      You just use a little muscle and pick it up! :rolleyes:
       
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      LOL Nice re-use of the Super Hitch, Rick! Its looking good.
       
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      I was wondering if anyone was going to comment about my reuse of the hitch:D
       

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