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bsa_bob2
11-25-2015, 02:34 PM
Anyone have one they want to sell needing repair- or throwing out- because its in the way. plans are helpful at this point. Any help is appreciated. thanks for looking bob s

chevynut
11-25-2015, 03:57 PM
MP&C (Robert) has some really nice plans somewhere either here or on his picture website.

bsa_bob2
11-25-2015, 04:00 PM
thanks chevynut ,How do i go about getting hold of him? bob scharp

chevynut
11-25-2015, 04:02 PM
If I were you I'd look for one locally on Craigslist before building one. I bought one that way and modified it to add jacks.

Here's a link to Robert's

http://s5.photobucket.com/user/rmccartney/library/Rotisserie%20Fabrication?sort=6&page=1 (http://www.trifivechevys.com/showthread.php/2264-rotisserie?highlight=rotisserie)

MP&C
11-26-2015, 08:46 AM
Bob, here's a complete "build" thread....
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=50630

bsa_bob2
11-27-2015, 10:07 AM
My only question at this time would be. The centerline of the "rototating head" on both ends...... has to be truly in line with each other?,or am i wrong? Center of gravity in; laymans terms- would be very close to the centerline front to back in order to keep the body from banging the 8' ceiling>.Or ?/ btw thank you for this help on rotisserys.Ps i want to be able to turn the body ...on the spit... fairly easy. bob s

bsa_bob2
11-27-2015, 10:10 AM
thanks chevynut i really appreciate the help on my 55 bob s

chevynut
11-27-2015, 11:34 AM
Bob, the center of rotation will be pretty close to the same height on both ends with the body level. I'm not sure what you're getting at there. The center of gravity and center of rotation would be about 13" or so above the body mounts with a bare body as I recall. The body is about 74" wide so laying sideways the body would extend 37" above the center of rotation. I think you need more room than that above the body to be able to rotate it, but I don't know how much. I really don't know if you'll be able to do it in a place with an 8 foot ceiling.

The body is a little over 6 feet wide and about 4 feet tall or about 7-7 1/4 feet measured diagonally. You need to consider the height of the legs on the rotisserie which is at least 6" off the floor with small wheels. So you really only have 7 feet or so to work with. It would be really close and the rotisserie would have to be adjustable height to make it work out, imo.

chevynut
11-27-2015, 11:43 AM
I don't know how close these are to you....it would help if you guys put where you lived in your profile. ;)

https://southbend.craigslist.org/pts/5316949773.html

https://fortwayne.craigslist.org/pts/5320570241.html

https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/pts/5324627320.html

bsa_bob2
11-27-2015, 12:15 PM
great help chevynut.Good leads. I have some "space needed" figures now. Going out and measure what i have to work with.The rotos; you located are good long ways for me to go.I contacted the kalamazoo one two days ago. but no reply yet. i am waiting on one from detroit, as of today, to hear from him thank you much bob s

bsa_bob2
11-28-2015, 10:25 AM
Thank you much Robert, good plans.may use them and pieces and parts. I have enough steel in my garage, that i can't use. Nothing welded together makes anything . That what i get for all the steel i used over the years.

bull56
11-23-2017, 10:26 AM
I have a rotisserie for built specifically tri-fives built by Nu Nu Lowery. You can see his beautiful 55 on Rot Rod Network June 2, 2016. It works great and is balanced beautifully. My 56 is now sitting on it's Art Morrison chassis and I no longer need the rotisserie and I will take $600.00 for it.

chevynut
11-23-2017, 12:07 PM
I have a rotisserie for built specifically tri-fives built by Nu Nu Lowery. You can see his beautiful 55 on Rot Rod Network June 2, 2016. It works great and is balanced beautifully. My 56 is now sitting on it's Art Morrison chassis and I no longer need the rotisserie and I will take $600.00 for it.

Welcome to the site bull56. It might help to know where it's located. You should put your location in your profile for future reference. BTW, show us some pics of your 56!! :)

bsa_bob2
11-26-2017, 05:58 AM
How about a couple or a few pictures up. Seeing is worth thousand words bob s