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Buying a Rotisserie #1318712 Sun Jul 21 2019 11:03 PM
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lynngrove Offline OP
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I have the opportunity to purchase an almost new Titan 4500 Rotisserie for about half of the new price. The guy who is selling it has finished his project. Aside from some paint overspray and the mounts drilled and welded to fit his vehicle, it is in excellent shape.

I am thinking I can use it for the frame of my '53 3100 and then the cab. After the truck is done, I have a '57 Mercury Monterey in line for a restore.

The thing is, I have never used a rotisserie before and don't know much of what to look for in one.

Has anyone used one like this? Please share thoughts and opinions.

Thank You


'53 3100 5-window
'57 Mercury Monterey 2-Door Sedan
Tim H
Re: Buying a Rotisserie [Re: lynngrove] #1318758 Mon Jul 22 2019 02:09 AM
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klhansen Offline
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Half price from new is still probably $1000. I have about $200 in the one I built (the two engine stands I started with were $50 each shipped to me in Alaska. I plan on adapting it for the frame by just extending the piece between the two uprights.
Here's a recent pic when I got the cab sandblasted. [img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/10035/filename/IMG_2347.JPG[/img]


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Re: Buying a Rotisserie [Re: lynngrove] #1319126 Wed Jul 24 2019 11:08 PM
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clarsen3100 Offline
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Kevin - looking to sandblast my 51-3100 cab in the near future. Did you blast it yourself? What media did you use? Do you have any panel warpage? Any tips? It looked like yours turned out pretty well.


Charlie

'51 3100 5-Window (Restomod in progress)
Re: Buying a Rotisserie [Re: lynngrove] #1319134 Thu Jul 25 2019 12:09 AM
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klhansen Offline
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I hired the job out. The guy came to my house with a rig on a trailer. He used glass media (don't remember the grit size, but it was pretty fine). I think he said he used 300 lb of it. As far as I can tell, nothing is warped. He was pretty careful about it. He took all day, including setup and cleanup, so it was worth the money I spent so I didn't have to do it myself. I would have had to rent a sandblast setup anyway.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Re: Buying a Rotisserie [Re: lynngrove] #1319209 Thu Jul 25 2019 06:28 PM
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TUTS 59 Offline
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Nice set up. Did you use the hinge pockets as your mounting points?


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Re: Buying a Rotisserie [Re: TUTS 59] #1319224 Thu Jul 25 2019 08:34 PM
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klhansen Offline
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Originally Posted by TUTS 59
Nice set up. Did you use the hinge pockets as your mounting points?

Thanks
I did mount using the hinge pocket bolts on the A-pillar and the strike attachment at the B-pillar. A standard rotisserie uses the body mount bolts, but the fronts on my cab were gone, and I needed access to the floor to patch it. The only downside is access to inside of the cab. I can squeeze in there, but it's getting harder as I get older. frown

To the OP, If your plan is to eventually do a full size car, and not just a pickup cab, I'd probably go with the standard rotisserie setup you're looking at.

Last edited by klhansen; Thu Jul 25 2019 08:36 PM.

Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Re: Buying a Rotisserie [Re: klhansen] #1319237 Thu Jul 25 2019 11:18 PM
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clarsen3100 Offline
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Kevin - thanks for the info!


Charlie

'51 3100 5-Window (Restomod in progress)

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