Project Girasol

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Da-bigguy, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks John! I will probably go with the 80cf bottle as Aaron suggested and see how long that lasts me once I start to really dig into the welding repairs I need to do.
     
  2. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It's almost ready to spin!!!

    I got the body mounted to the rotisserie this weekend!

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    I just need to get the bolts tightened that hold the body to the rotisserie and weld some straps to the bottom crossbar as a couple of the bolts that hold the pieces together sheared off, one when I was trying to back it out so one piece of square tubing would slide into the other. I will repair those properly later but for now secure the square tubing with some small welded straps to hold it together.
     
  3. 76_TypeLT

    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Now you'll be cooking with fire! You can't use it as a storage shelf anymore ;)
     
  4. Chuck71RS

    Chuck71RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Sure have a lot more room now then your previous garage. Where is the MG?
     
  5. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is for sure!!
     
  6. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It is a much nicer garage, can fit three cars if it didn't have a whole bunch of junk in boxes stacked in it! The MG is just outside the garage, in the upper pic, you can see the left side of the rear bumper behind the Camaro if you look closely. Once I get the Camaro done, it will be coming into the garage and get stripped down as well for a total rebuild.
     
  7. Jas0n

    Jas0n Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Sorry for the little off-topic: Da-bigguy please can you measure the wall thickness of the tubes of your rotisserie? I'm in the process to designing one for me...
     
  8. 76_TypeLT

    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I am guessing 3/16" steel. Some rotisseries might be 1/4", but I've read plenty of guys building them with 3/16" steel tube and they functioned fine.

    Speaking of, here is a nice set of plans for a rotisserie

    http://www.autobody101.com/rotisserie_plans.pdf
     
  9. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    No need to apologize! I will check the wall thickness as best I can when I get home today and send you the info.
     
  10. Edem_Alive

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    I used 3/16". Works fine. Use three casters per side, not two! :D
     

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