77 Z28 - Rotisserie Photos

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  1. Shane

    Shane Moderator Staff Member

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    I put these in the BS section a few days ago, but since it is body related I thought I'd post them in here too:

    I had been wanting a rottisserie for a while, so me and my dear old Dad decided to make one. Actually Dad did all of the work, I helped with the design and bought the materials. Here are a few pics of what it looks like. Lot's of work to do as you can see. You will notice in one of the pics a Chevy 350 flywheel. We decided that the tooth combination of the starter and flywheel were perfect for turning the car. Worked out great - we took an old starter apart and welded the starter gear to a crank to turn the flywheel. Not bad for a homemade setup.

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  2. spoonLT1355

    spoonLT1355 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You saved me the trouble of looking that up!!
    I am interested in the plans.
    I love the crank system also. never seen that done before.

    spoonltz28@aol dot com
     
  3. ChevyReb

    ChevyReb Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Shane, thats a nice looking rotisserie you have there!!! I like the flywheel setup too. It looks nice an purty all painted up like that...makes me want to go home and paint mine.
     
  4. Matt T

    Matt T Veteran Member

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    And the next questions:
    $$$?
    Hours to make?
    Junk yard material or new?

    I'm hoping one is somewhere in my future plans, but we'll see.
     
  5. Shane

    Shane Moderator Staff Member

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    I had to buy most of the steel new - $175 (but that is wholesale). Already had the casters, but those are about $25 a piece.

    About 40 hours to make.
     
  6. Brown`77Z28

    Brown`77Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hay Shane, that looks nice.
    Another question is that a Brown (69) Z28 you got there???????:p
     
  7. Coolwheels74

    Coolwheels74 Veteran Member

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    Hey man, I thought this was going to be a quick "driver" resto...
    Looks like this ones gonna turn out as nice as your 72. Nice job
    on the rottisserie.
     
  8. 1FstChevy

    1FstChevy Veteran Member

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    That is extra cool, I'd love to find one of those under the tree this season! Like the flywheel set up and everything, now I'm not experienced with welding but I was curious does anyone know how much a brand new rottisserie costs? just a ballpark estimate?
     
  9. ChevyReb

    ChevyReb Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    FYI this has been covered many times and there is a lot of info if you use the search function. Here is a partial post I wrote from another thread.

    If you want to just buy one this place sells what looks to be a very nice one starting at $549 out of Tn.
    http://www.autotwirler.com/units.htm

    Here are a couple of sites with good photos of different style rotisseries for your review.

    Whirlyjig information on different design types for rotiseries

    http://www.whirlyjig.com/GTO.htm

    http://www.theroto2000.com/
     
  10. RS_SS350

    RS_SS350 Veteran Member

    love the flexplate setup - now that's usin yer noggin!
     

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