Rotisserie build

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  1. rgfast

    rgfast New Member

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    Hi everyone, I tossed around for months if I should just buy a cheap China rotisserie or build one myself. It came down to it would really easy to just hit send and in a couple of days a truck show up or go out and buy the matials to build one myself. I finally decided I should just build one and thought I'd share it here. I found what I feel is a really good set of plans searching the internet http://redwingsteelworksplans.com so here we begin.
    Day one cutting steel
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    I also picked up long arm jacks from the local Harbor Freight and caster over the internet

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    so this is my start
     
  2. rgfast

    rgfast New Member

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    Ok day two started out making the small parts, first I laid out caster plates to be cut with porta band

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    next it was time for some drilling, drill press is my friend LOL

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    with these made it was time to get around to some welding, I started with my end frames

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    from there it was back to fabbing parts for pivot points, alot of drilling goes into building this

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  3. rgfast

    rgfast New Member

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    so to end day two I had the two pivot points made and the two end frames, I must be getting old as I was wore out
    here is a pic of two end frames completed
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    more later
     
  4. rgfast

    rgfast New Member

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    Started today by prepping pivot point for paint

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  5. rgfast

    rgfast New Member

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    So now it was time to assemble the pivot arms, these call for a 3 pass weld

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    alittle paint and here you have it

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    next came the hanger brackets

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    and to finish things off the body mounting arms

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    thats it for this weekend, hope to get my 79 Z28 on it next weekend
     
  6. rgfast

    rgfast New Member

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    Ok finally got to make more progress, started today by fabbing up parts for body mounting brackets. These may seem to be over kill but I like them

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    the rear brackets are much more simple
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    And finally car mounted up

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  7. rgfast

    rgfast New Member

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    so all in all I ended up spending about $700 to build this rotisserie and feel it will serve me well for many years to come.
    thanks for viewing
     
  8. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Beautiful job. Mind if I copy?

    Nice thing about yours, I wouldn't be afraid to load it on a trailer and truck it across the country and not worry about it breaking halfway.
     
  9. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    GREAT job! Me, I bought one when I needed it...I just do not have the patience/skills anymore to do such a job.
     
  10. rgfast

    rgfast New Member

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    thanks, I put a link to the plans in my first post but here it is again http://redwingsteelworksplans.com
     

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