Body roller thingy....

Body roller thingy....

odie
odie

September 10th, 2008, 3:10 pm #1

ok, I dont know what to call it, so the searches are coming up Nill.

I am looking for the post about how to make the apparatus that uses 2 engine stands to rotate your body so working on the floor is easier.


Odie
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September 10th, 2008, 3:18 pm #2

Here's a related post, but the pix are all gone.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/12159/me ... from+Lappy.......

BTW it's called a rotisserie.
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September 10th, 2008, 5:40 pm #3

ok, I dont know what to call it, so the searches are coming up Nill.

I am looking for the post about how to make the apparatus that uses 2 engine stands to rotate your body so working on the floor is easier.


Odie
... engine stands, connected them together with one or two rails, and built a simple "fork" that went into each of the bumper mounts front and rear.

Ingenious and relatively inexpensive!


My best,



Tony
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September 10th, 2008, 6:17 pm #4

ok, I dont know what to call it, so the searches are coming up Nill.

I am looking for the post about how to make the apparatus that uses 2 engine stands to rotate your body so working on the floor is easier.


Odie
Odie,

Lappy's links are broken on his old post (he must have moved/changed some of the pix), but you can see the pix in his album's main folder:
http://s155.photobucket.com/albums/s286/lappy-s/
WOW!!!!

The original post was a while back and it looks like he's been taking new pix as he goes.

Look at the craftsmanship and attention to detail....I'm green with envy!

Speaking of colors, that Gold is a GREAT X1/9 color

My hat's off to Lappy--he's my new hero!!!
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September 11th, 2008, 3:33 am #5


... maybe one who builds "museum-quality pieces" and another that builds and races "national record holders"... and still another that dedicates an entire evening to change out a "right-rear-ball-joint" for a buddy...&nbsp; HA!

I made room on my shelf for all of them and more! Lappy sure hasta be one of the best for what he does... I don't think I have that much skill or patience!


My best,



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lappy
lappy

September 11th, 2008, 5:07 am #6

ok, I dont know what to call it, so the searches are coming up Nill.

I am looking for the post about how to make the apparatus that uses 2 engine stands to rotate your body so working on the floor is easier.


Odie
but thanks for the thoughts. Odie - not hard at all - two cheap engine stands, had to add extensions of 12 inches to the uprights and posts to make sure the car rotates without hitting the bottom of the stand.
2x lengths of 2 inch square steel pipe 37 inches long
4x 2 inch round steel tube 12 inches long, drill a 9/16th hole in one end of each round tube , 1 inch from the end. (this end slides into the holes for the bumper struts on the car and the bolts go through the holes to secure it)weld two tubes onto the square tubing 34.5 inches apart
these two "u"shape bars then bolt to the engine stand plate, you will need to measure and drill to suit your stand as mine may be different.
Add the extension tubes, sizes top suit but make sure the total length is 43 inches from the floor to the center of the rotating plate
once set up I put two lengths of square tubing between the front and rear stands to make sure the whole frame was rigid. Then drill a suitable size hole in each stand leg(where the wheels are) weld a nut to the frame then thread a bolt throughtto lock the brace tubes and lock the whole thing
I will send some pix shortly
Cheers, Lappy
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September 11th, 2008, 5:23 am #7

That car wasn't half as good when it rolled off the line in Torino!
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September 11th, 2008, 5:46 am #8

but thanks for the thoughts. Odie - not hard at all - two cheap engine stands, had to add extensions of 12 inches to the uprights and posts to make sure the car rotates without hitting the bottom of the stand.
2x lengths of 2 inch square steel pipe 37 inches long
4x 2 inch round steel tube 12 inches long, drill a 9/16th hole in one end of each round tube , 1 inch from the end. (this end slides into the holes for the bumper struts on the car and the bolts go through the holes to secure it)weld two tubes onto the square tubing 34.5 inches apart
these two "u"shape bars then bolt to the engine stand plate, you will need to measure and drill to suit your stand as mine may be different.
Add the extension tubes, sizes top suit but make sure the total length is 43 inches from the floor to the center of the rotating plate
once set up I put two lengths of square tubing between the front and rear stands to make sure the whole frame was rigid. Then drill a suitable size hole in each stand leg(where the wheels are) weld a nut to the frame then thread a bolt throughtto lock the brace tubes and lock the whole thing
I will send some pix shortly
Cheers, Lappy
... you used.

Also the engine stands... were they 1000 pounders or what?&nbsp; The wall thicknesses appear rather thin in all respects but I won't argue with the results.

Thanks for sharing your ingenuity!


My best,



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Lappy
Lappy

September 11th, 2008, 7:20 am #9

ok, I dont know what to call it, so the searches are coming up Nill.

I am looking for the post about how to make the apparatus that uses 2 engine stands to rotate your body so working on the floor is easier.


Odie
Ok, the wall thickness I used was 3mm, just under 1/4 inch I think. We're metric here in OZ. The engine stands were 680kg so about 1500lbs - I did go overboard cause they were made in China , so just to be sure if you know what I mean. I'm sue 1000 Lb'ers would be fine............As to being better than when she rolled off the line ......Well.......hopefully it will be done right this time , and just maybe outlast me. I'd love to put it in a container and do a US trip for 3-4 months , who knows - nice to have plans though, Lappy
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odie
odie

September 11th, 2008, 5:20 pm #10

but thanks for the thoughts. Odie - not hard at all - two cheap engine stands, had to add extensions of 12 inches to the uprights and posts to make sure the car rotates without hitting the bottom of the stand.
2x lengths of 2 inch square steel pipe 37 inches long
4x 2 inch round steel tube 12 inches long, drill a 9/16th hole in one end of each round tube , 1 inch from the end. (this end slides into the holes for the bumper struts on the car and the bolts go through the holes to secure it)weld two tubes onto the square tubing 34.5 inches apart
these two "u"shape bars then bolt to the engine stand plate, you will need to measure and drill to suit your stand as mine may be different.
Add the extension tubes, sizes top suit but make sure the total length is 43 inches from the floor to the center of the rotating plate
once set up I put two lengths of square tubing between the front and rear stands to make sure the whole frame was rigid. Then drill a suitable size hole in each stand leg(where the wheels are) weld a nut to the frame then thread a bolt throughtto lock the brace tubes and lock the whole thing
I will send some pix shortly
Cheers, Lappy
odie
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