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Custom shop equipment - frame rotisserie
« on: June 17, 2005, 02:21:53 pm »
I made this mini-rotisserie from two Harbor Freight engine stands, a couple 2' lengths of 2" angle iron, and about 2 hours of fabrication.  Lift frame into position with a floor jack, bolt the thing up, and you have a rotisserie for your frame, or anything else you can think of that'll fit.






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    Re: Custom shop equipment - frame rotisserie
    « Reply #1 on: June 18, 2005, 12:40:03 pm »
    looks like that work very good. How hard it it to rotate that frame by yourself?
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    Re: Custom shop equipment - frame rotisserie
    « Reply #2 on: June 18, 2005, 04:51:03 pm »
    It rotates real easy - just have to watch the heavy side as it'll whip around if it gets going.  One custom thing I did was the engine stand main post is slightly angled so an engine will sit nearly level with the weight on the stand main beam - looks like it was designed that way.  Only problem was since this rotisserie has two opposing stands facing each other, as the frame rotates it wants to bind as it gets near 90*.  So, I just took a sawzall and cut one blade width away, horizontally, from the front side of the main post (just below the tongue) towards the back, stoping just shy of going into the rear face.  The resulting tilt down of the tongue and hub made the difference.  Then just MIG the seam solid and - done.
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    « Last Edit: June 18, 2005, 09:16:30 pm by Mad Max »
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    Re: Custom shop equipment - frame rotisserie
    « Reply #3 on: June 18, 2005, 07:08:45 pm »
    good idea, turned out good :)
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    Re: Custom shop equipment - frame rotisserie
    « Reply #4 on: June 18, 2005, 11:47:53 pm »
    excellent idea and execution, Max... :)
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