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Old 25th November 2011, 01:06 PM
andysredmini andysredmini is offline
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Default Chassis Rotisserie

Our welder at work has said he will build me a rotisserie for my chassis. Im currently about 3/4 of the way through welding it and am finding it a pain to turn the chassis over and climbing over the table to weld.

Is a rotisserie a good idea or will it put too much stress on the chassis and potentially cause it to sag.

i would probably wait until nearly all of the welding is done then use it to tidy up some welds and when installing panels and components etc.

also it wont cost anything which makes me think i should just get it done anyway!


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Old 25th November 2011, 04:15 PM
Cyberbeej Cyberbeej is offline
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We built 1 form my mates mini when welding the floor and sills. Made it so much easier.
Not so sure about the roadster chassis thou, probably better is you keep it clamped down when doing most of the welding to keep it straight then flip it over.
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Old 26th November 2011, 08:15 AM
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Default Very useful


FYI JimBob posted some information about his earlier on in the year see:


Being able to rotate the chassis (once it has suffiecient strength to keep itself together) is a boon.

I was forever turning mine over, upside-down, on it side, etc. after it was off the build table, in order to finish welds, add brackets etc. I have a chain block on an RSJ which was a great help. RSJ was put in place by the previous house owner and chain block was a 5 of eBay.



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Old 26th November 2011, 09:30 PM
danilo danilo is offline
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Rotisserie is seemingly handy and from the video a simple contraption.
But if one didn't build a chassis with enough steel in it for it to double as a train trestle, the actual need for a rotisserie would much less.
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