Auto Body Rotisserie

Rotisserie
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Certain skills and tools are required to make something of this nature. 
 
You must know how to weld, good enough to penetrate the metal deep enough for good structural support, as these welds will need to support the weight of the body you put on your rotisserie, a little engineering and analytical skills are required as we don't have any step-by-step directions.  Study the pictures, pictures are worth a 1000 words.  Tools, well see my note at the bottom of the page for what we considered essential tools.
 
Again, please reference pictures while you read the information below.  Near the bottom is a picture with a part-to-number cross reference to aid you in figuring out what part goes were.
 
We used 6 inch pins to hold our Center Cross Brace up and to hold the car from rotating.  You can see the pins in the above picture.  Also, we had 2 cum-a-longs that were used to raise and lower the Center Cross Brace, and for a little extra insurance we left them hooked between the Top Cross Brace and the Center Cross Brace.
 
                                       Legal Note
 
Item# Qty Part Description Notes
1 4 1/4 x 3" W x 8.5in L 2 Top Cross Braces mount at the top of the upright to support the top of the uprights and 2 Center Cross Braces are used in the center to mount the trailer receiver - Part of the H-Frame
2 4 1/4 x 2 x 2 sq tube 75in L 4 Uprights - Part of the H-Frame
3 8 3/16 x 2.5 x 2.5 sq tube 3in L 4 Tubes mount on the Top Cross Braces and the other 4 mount on the Center Cross Braces, this allows you to raise on lower the body on the uprights - Part of the H-Frame
4 8 1/4 x 4 x 4 angle x 2in L These are little angle pieces, 2 are used on each upright, this is what mounts your upright to your foot, 8 of your 3 inch grade 8 bolts & nuts are used here - Part of the H-Frame
5 2 3in channel x 6ft L Foot - Part of the H-Frame
6 4 1/4 x 3 flat x 16in L - length may need to be changed to find center of rotation

NOTE: This many not match your body.  These pieces fit a 1969 El Camino!!!

This pieces are part of the A-frame needed to make the bracket that bolts to your body - Part of the Body Bracket

 

 

7 1 3/16 x 2 x2 sq tube x 10ft L Center Spacer/foot support/telescoping - This joins the 2 H-frames and stops the H-frames from sliding out from under you - Part of the H-Frame
8 1 3/16 x 1.5 x 1.5 sq tube x 10ft L Center Spacer/foot support/ telescoping - Fits inside #7 above making it telescoping to fit what ever body you install - This joins the 2 H-frames and stops the H-frames from sliding out from under you - Part of the H-Frame. 

NOTE: Once your correct length is known, Bolt or pin this to stop it from telescoping

9 4 1/4 x 4 x 4 angle x 1.5in L These are L-angle pieces, 2 are used on each end of one Center Spacer - Part of the H-Frame
10 2 2in Channel x 16in L A Trailer Receiver cannot be directly mounted to the Center Support, these pieces are used to in the middle so the trailer receiver mounts to the channel and then to cross brace - Part of the H-Frame
11 1 1/4 x 4 x 4 angle 42.5in L * cut to length depending on body mount width

NOTE: This many not match your body.  These pieces fit a 1969 El Camino!!!

Front Body Bracket - angle iron - Part of the Body Bracket
12 1 1/4 x 3 x3 angle 55.5in L* cut to length depending on body mount width

NOTE: This many not match your body.  These pieces fit a 1969 El Camino!!!

Rear Body Bracket - angle iron - Part of the Body Bracket
13 2 1/4 x 3 x3 angle 12in L

NOTE: This many not match your body.  These pieces fit a 1969 El Camino!!!

These are the 2 piece that is bolted to the left and right front body mount/bolt holes and back to the front bracket - Part of the Body Bracket
14 2 1/4 x 3 x3 angle 10in L

NOTE: This many not match your body.  These pieces fit a 1969 El Camino!!!

These are the 2 piece that is bolted to the left and right rear body mount/bolt holes and back to the rear bracket - Part of the Body Bracket
Other Stuff
15 102 3/8 x 1in Grade 8 bolts GRADE 8 is a must as you will be supporting
16 111 3/8 Grade 8 nuts a lot of weight with these bolts & nuts, don't
17 9 3/8 x 3in Grade 8 bolts skimp on your safety and use something less
18 2 1 7/8 ball (trailer hitch)
19 2 1 7/8 coupler (trailer hitch)
20 6 3/8 x 6in L hardened locator pins most farm implement stores
    Approx Total: $275

 

ESSENTIAL TOOLS:
Welder, Drill Press and a million 3/8 drill bits, Either a plasma cutter, Metal Cut-off Saw or die grinder unless you have
your local metal supplier cut everything.
 

Rotisserie in Use
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There are more pictures available you will just have to look thru my El Camino Pages

Legal Stuff:
         This is a homemade Auto Body Rotisserie with no research or design documents and as such is an unregistered trademark.  Unauthorized use of this product will not result in any consequences.  However, We make no claims as to the safety of this Auto Body Rotisserie.  Should you decide to use the information provided here, you are on  your own and We will not be held responsible for your safety, nor the design or your intended use of this device.

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