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Car rotisserie

Discussion in 'Garage' started by 75Monza, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. 75Monza

    75Monza Full Access Member

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    I'm looking to get a rotisserie for doing one of my Monza's. Found one that Eastwood has that is a 3000 lb rated, anyone have something like this that might know the pro's and con's of rotisseries? My Monza is a unibody and without the motor/trans weighs around 2000 lbs.

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    Going to paint it this year, also need to turn it half way around to mod the front and rear suspension and add sub-frame connectors.
     
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    DoubleDingo Vacuum Leaks, The Root Of All Evil

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    A guy I used to work with built one for his '56 Chevy. Said it came in really handy. I know nothing about the commercially built ones.
     
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    It's one of those tools that is a game changer. One problem is that after using it, you will wonder why you didn't get one sooner.
     
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    Another option I might do is build a chassis table tall enough that I could sit up under it like I did with my tube chassis vega I built. Actually fairly cheap to build one out of square tube using all-thread as adjustment jacks on the feet and same on the top for the pads that go under the body to support it, that way you can keep everything level or adjust before welding to square it up from tweakage over the years.
     

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