Opinions on Rotisseries please!

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  1. spinedoc

    spinedoc Veteran Member

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    I would like to get a rotisserie for the resto of my 70 camaro. I see there are a few choices out there and it looks like they sell for around a grand.

    Can anyone give me any advice on what brand or brands you liked or didn't like? I can't find one used locally, so I am probably going to have to buy new.

    Thank you so much for any advice.

    Eric
     
  2. ATM

    ATM Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've seen plenty of people make them out of heavy duty engine stands.
     
  3. spinedoc

    spinedoc Veteran Member

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    You know, I remember hearing that as well. I assume that would be cheaper? I may have to dig up some plans for that.
     
  4. ATM

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    It is way cheaper. People have also made them out of wood.

    One of the ones made with engine stands even had hydraulic jacks that could raise the car up higher. If I ever do another car to the extent I did the one I'm working on now, I will use a rotisserie of some sort, more than likely home made though, paying $1000 for something you will use once and need to keep sitting around is nuts.
     
  5. mgoad1971

    mgoad1971 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    mgoad1971 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The rolling ones seem like they would be pretty cheap as well.

    This is not a Camaro, though someone from this site built one for their Camaro!!!


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  7. ATM

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    I believe that Ricardo just tipped his car on it's side on some old tires and leaned it against the garage wall.
     
  8. spinedoc

    spinedoc Veteran Member

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    That is great. A wooden one just might do the trick. Thank you so much.
     
  9. ffshu

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    I got the frame for mine from a friend of a friend. I had to make the arms to bolt up to the car. I would think that you would want to be able to roll it around in case you want to roll it outside to sandblast or what ever. IMO the wooden ideas although are very neat, they are not very mobile. If you don't see the need to have to move yours around any than that might be the way to go.

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