I've never seen a rotisserie like that. Did you build it? I think you could hang a Semi from it.
Going to be a nice car. Looks pretty good already.
was a 3 ton 15' high Wallace gantry...they scrapped out 2 of them at work, this one was buried in the junk/mud, talked the boss out of it quite a few years ago. it woulda been gone with the scrap, but was a pain in the butt to dig out- was sitting sunk/twisted in mud behind a dozen scrap machines, had to knock it apart by hand and drag it out- the top beam alone weighs probably 500# or more...its way too big, but "the price was right ". the top beam is 10" x 6 wide, I welded some 3/4 plate on the side of the beam so it could bolt on the wrong way with a inside spacing the right distance for the mustang and mounts- it will just roll thru the door with the car mounted...its on 8" wheels so it rolls real easy- gotta watch it dont head for the street
the 15' height was 3x6x1/4 rect tube, I cut it roughly in half, welded parallel(making a 6x6) rotated 90 degrees to get web in the right plane and used a holesaw on a mag base drill to bore 4" holes thru for the 'bearing' tubes/pins(had to widen the center plates too, leaving a 4" slot). after the cars done, can rotate the side 6x6s back to normal and put the beam back on properly, but with a 11' ceiling the garage door tracks would be easy to kit... will probably leave as-is or take back in to work if its too much in the way. If I put the beam back on I'd have to figure a way to erect it- as it is I put it togeter all solo/by hand, laying on its side, and used a tractor and 'gator' with one of the kids helping to 'roll' it upright with a pair of chains...couldnt do that in the garage, and if beam upright, wont go thru the door...
a shame they scrapped the other two gantrys, they were nicer, the smaller one woulda been perfect...man when they decide to clean house at work, they throw out everything...if its bent/dirty/rusty I still see potential there, I'm a packrat for sure...
I still have kinda high hopes for the car, at one time it was the most important thing in the world to me, but after a lot of lifes ups and downs, its just a neat looking old car- I just feel really guilty for letting it languish for so long... its way past time to get after it- its rustier than the pics show- much rustier- but ive seen a LOT worse come out real well, hopefully it will come out OK, if not, well at least we tried - right?
my biggest worry was if the car was sound enough to support from the ends, so gently lowered it onto the mounts while suspension and all were still there, plus the weight of the lift cradle steel- about 400#... nothing creaked or crunched, so think it should be fine once lightened up- with the overhead beam, I got options for safety straps too before getting under it- even sideways, I'm not at all worried about the beam handling a half ton shell