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Ian Faulds
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im at the stage now where I needed to roll the car over, I decided to make a rotisserie, I got the idea from john bonnet on here a while a go and when I was at work I got a bits of old box section from scrap and stored it away, I came in lucky as my neighbour had an old engine stand that had been sitting out the back of his garage for 10 years, he said I could have it so I retrieved it freed it all off and had to weld a new bottom into it as had rotted out. anyway sorted it so bought another at £38 . this was smaller in size but as I had to make them both taller for clearance it made no difference, I made both engine stands 940mm from floor to centre. I extended the feet out to steady it then set to making the frames. again all was made from scrap metal, some scrap box section and an old gate I found while walking the dogs,. I worked out (guessed) where the centre of gravity was and I marked it front and rear of the car. the front frame I picked up on the bulkhead to chassis mounts and built the frame accordingly, the rear I picked up from the tie rod mounts and the bumper bar brackets and tied them both together with a length of box. the mounting frame was then built as the front. all the frames were welded and bolted together but they can come apart for easy storage. a few pics and a video at the end. to mount the car on the rotisserie I used three trolley jacks in a triangle set up, one at the back jacking on the frame with big sections of wood on the jack, and one at each corner at the front, I jacked it up slightly enough to remove the workmates it stood on and slowly lowered the jacks 1 inch at a time until the engine mounts slid on to the frames. was easy. so for another low cost outlay a simple and effective way to roll the car it goes right round 360 degrees and the new engine mount has a pin which fits into pre drilled holes and you can position the car at different angles.

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