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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:29 pm    Post subject: Anyone ever build a bus rotisserie? Reply with quote

just wondering if anyone has ever built a roteserie for thier bus using the bumper mounts for the mount location, or any ideas, i need to get my bus on its side to finish some work, if not the bumper mounts were else besides the beam mount and trans mounts?...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen them use the front beam mounts (4 on each front side) and then either use the torsion housing or the transmission horns on the rear. Then take pipe and weld up a jig similar to having an engine stand on each end of the bus so you can spin it.

Just make sure you can weld good and use some burly pipe to be on the safe side.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's some nice examples of roteseries in the restoration section of
http://www.dropgates.com
one used to cherry pickers and engine stand pieces looked pretty good.
another one was built like a tumble jig.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:52 pm    Post subject: rotissery Reply with quote

I built a rotissary using the bumper mounting bolts front and rear as mounting points for the rotissary.
I used VW Golf (I think is is called Rabbit in the US) as rotating points!

I also have such a beetle rotissary of which I have some pics on my website, see under oval 1956 (www.vwsamba.tk)

The bus-rotissary is at a friends place otherwise I could have taken some pics.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not a rotisserie, but an idea

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in the process of building the one on dropgates (the tumbler style) Only thing different I am doing is adding some 2" drop hitch receiver so I can have movable casters on all sides so th ething can roll around easier. I was also checking out the one on http://www.j-3restoration.com
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try: http://www.j-3restoration.com/
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 3:46 pm    Post subject: Re: anyone ever build a bus roteserie>>>? Reply with quote

i have built several rotisseries, what i have learned is you want to go to suspension mounts not bumper mounts
the main reason is that the further out you go on the frame the more flex is introduced. if your welding panels onto your vehicle you don't want it under undo flex.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: anyone ever build a bus roteserie>>>? Reply with quote

Look up Cookers website/facebook and instagram. They use them, and knowing Bob, he probably built them.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone ever build a bus rotisserie? Reply with quote

If you are looking for a way to work on the underside without laying on your back or craning your neck, a rotisserie is the way to go. The rotisserie can roll the bus without changing it's foot print, good for tight shop space. But, if you have the room a tipper dolly does the same thing just need the space for the roll. Plus, it's much cheaper to make.
I have not seen a bus held at the bumper mounts, usually front beam mounting points (beam removed) and rear torsion plate mounts (trans, axles and torsion bars removed).

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