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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Rotisserie Reply with quote

Just started building my rotisserie. Thought I might throw a couple pics on here and see what you think.

Built out of mostly 2.5"x2.5" square tube 3/16" thick

Here is what I got done today.





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ONEBADBUG



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
Posts: 418
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My buddy who has one used spindles and brake drums for the rotation point, then he built a lever that would work the parking brake. my concern with your application is: If you bolt it to the bumper points on your bus, it won't be anywhere near the polar moment. I guess you could make an "adapter".
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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is going to be completely adjustable and I am going to use hydraulic jacks to raise and lower the "hangers". I am going to mount to the beam mounting points. There won't be any issues in getting it completely balanced.

I still have a lot of work to do on it.
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vwrus66



Joined: 04 Jun 2008
Posts: 134
Location: Springdale, WA

PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That will be nice when finished those make metal work a breeze!
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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks vwrus66. I dont have a lot of metal work to do on the bus, but is will sure be nice when cleaning it up and painting the bottom. It will also be nice on future projects!
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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little more progress.

Couple pics. Still a little more work. Gussets, Jacks, casters and arms left.

Getting close!



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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a couple minutes today and built the caster plates and installed the casters.

6" casters, 2" wide. 1000 LBS Load capacity each. Greasable caster and wheel axle.


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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished installing the wheels on both ends.

Now just have to make some gussets and arms.




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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the wifey's home improvement projects, my garage time is at a premium. Got some work done on the rotisserie, though!! Almost done, just a couple little things. Hopefully get the bus up soon.






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motofly196



Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Posts: 438
Location: Medical Lake

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn Duke! That thing is really coming together!! Are you working off a blueprint, or just fabbing it as you go? I noticed the carpenter chop saw in the background with an abrasive cut-off wheel on it. How good is that working for you?? I'd like to try that instead of buying yet ANOTHER tool!
Definately put me down for the first in line for Rotissere Rental!!! Laughing Looks great!!

Scott
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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott,

I have some plans, but "modified" them a bit. I kept the adjustability for use on other types of cars.

The chop saw works pretty good. Sometimes when cutting large, thick steel it can veer off a bit.

Dropped the front beam today and test fit the front! Very Happy Everything matched up as planned.



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motofly196



Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Posts: 438
Location: Medical Lake

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good! I know I'd want a few people around before the first "flip" took place!!! Just in case, you know? Shocked

Scott
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Long-roofs



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 710
Location: valley

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Duke.
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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Had a chance yesterday to do a bit of work. Pulled the engine, trans., and fuel tank. Installed the rear rotisserie arms. They attach to the rear torsion housing. I also fabbed up a bracket to connect to the trans. cradle for added support.
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dukebradbury



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
Posts: 185
Location: Spokane 5-mile

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the crappy pics. Cell phone pics and it was getting dark!!


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