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I built a rotisserie off the plans from Sandy's Garage and it does not have a RAM Jack to elivate the car once it is on the floor jack. I thought I could use my engine hoist, but the legs of the hoist won't fit under the cross bar of the rotisserie. Any idea on how to raise the car up with-out getting 4 or 5 guys to lift it?? Want to put the coupe on it this weekend.

(I am hoping to get the fastback back from Houston painted soon)
 

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How about coming in from the side, and raising the car from the crossbar? The trunk area offers significant problems as to where to attach the lift...maybe the rear shackles, using bolts and a chain?
 

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I will give it a try. I think I can raise one side at a time and get it up high enough to rotate it. I even considered running a pully across the rafters of the garage. Since the sheet-rock is there might look ugly and the wife would complain. I saw an H shaped bar one time that looks like it straps to the car and engine hoist to raise the car...Wish I had somehting like that....
 

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How high do you need to get it? My floor jack has a SUV attachment that adds about 7" to the height of the jack. I haven't measured it, but I can lift the car at least 2 feet off of the garage floor.
 

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I have got to come over and see this!!
If everthing is out of the Fastback You should be able to lift the front by hand. Our car only required about 50 lbs of force to lift the front while sitting on 4 jack stands. the rear required about 150 Lbs of force. I found the car, competely stripped was really quite lite.
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Where in Colleyville do you say you live?? I am off Hall-Johnson near 26.

I am almost embarrased for anyone to see my welds on the Rotisserie. Ugly, but they work! My Fastback is still in Houston. Hopeing to get it back soon! I put the coupe on the Rotisserie this weekend. Was a real sight to see getting it up there by myself. I dropped the transmission and rear end out first which was a chore in itself. Now that it is on the rotisserie, I can wheel the car around pretty easy. I pushed it up against the wall to get it out of the way until I work on it.

I noticed that you are a Captain with American. We have a lot of pilots in our neighborhood. I got my Private about 10 years ago and have managed to rack up about 700 hours in single engine Cessna's. I put a computer network in for a friend out at Addison and he let me fly what-ever they had forsale. Spent a lot of time in 182's and 210's. I never had time to go on and get my multi, but (my friend and I) took a lot of trips in his 421. I am not current anymore as kids have taken most of my time (and money) lately.

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I got it with my cherry-picker, but thanks!

I can't make it to Arlington because I have to go to Houston to see my folks. What are you selling out there??

Not sure if you remember meeting, but we met at the last Arlington show. You were wearing your VMF shirt and we talked about the VMF lunch.

Todd

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It sure is fun getting the body high enough to mount on the rotisserie. I just removed my car from the rotisserie by myself. Now that is when the fun really begins. I used my cherry picker and a combination of jack stands and concrete blocks.
Good luck with the project.
 

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I can imagine getting it off will be real fun. Getting it on was a chore in itself. I used the same combination of cherry-picker, jack stands, and floor jack.

My first attempt to putting the car on the rotisserie, I left the rear end and tires and the weight collapsed the Rotisserie. My welds were not strong enough so I re-did it with a bigger MIG welder. That was ugly watching the Rotisserie collapse......

I need to replace the frame welds, and I would like to do it on the Rotisserie, but I am not sure if I can. I have been toying with the idea of adding a RAM Jack on both side of the Rotisserie so I can raise and lower it. There are a few on auction on our favorite auction board....
 

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Yeah I remember you, we were looking at that Shelby Clone /forums/images/icons/smile.gif . I'm selling leftovers from my '66 vert and '67 coupe, odds and ends mostly. Windows, rear ends, misc. interior items, trim, etc.

Maybe we'll see you next time, there are several Dallas Swap Meets a year, the next one is in Nov.
 
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