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Does anyone have a rotisserie set up for an Opel GT that they no longer need and are willing to sell or loan? Hopefully in the eastern US. I have stands from a friend, but I will need to fabricate complete new arms to attach it to the car. That is a lot of work for a set up that will only be usable for an Opel GT. If I do that, I will be looking to pass it on to someone else when I am done with it. Thanks.
 

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I have one with the stuff set up for the GT, I’m in TN. I sold one like it back last fall, and could care less if I sold this one or not, but could be talked into it. It’s the best one, it’s a Whirley-Jig, made in the USA. I have some posts of the setup from some of our restoration threads
 

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Keith, are you still using rotisseries?
 

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Not really, after using these trailers from Harbor Freight, we’ve gotten away from the rotisserie, but as soon as I sell it, I’ll need it. Most customers do not want to pay the extra it cost to setup and in a shop full of cars, it makes an Opel the size of a 50s Cadillac
 

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I have some pictures of a setup someone made out of wood, that puts a GT on its side. Reduces the space needed to get to the undercarriage. I’ve also seen a large tubular design that doesn’t increase the footprint but there are two large hoops to deal with.
 

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I think that Keith has got the right idea with the Harbor Freight Trailer A Rolling Work Stand. I think he has come up with some Great Idea's to work on our Opels.

I made my own "" Inexpensive"" Sand Blasting Stand setup Home Made from fiberglass rolls and couple of old mattress, Tarps... Worked out Great for me,, than it went back onto a rolling stand designed by Rallybob
and still have the stand.
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Made my rotisserie for about 500$. It was based on @kwilford design

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Here are the photos I have of some rotisseries I've come across. I think my personal favorite is a pair of modified engine stands.
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Home Depot Style:
 

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Wish I had of thought of doing it like that back in the 90's. To have everything like brand new inside and out - that would be a dream come true......very cool.........................................
 

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Thanks for the replies. The wooden one looks very interesting. At this point, I think I will build my own arms from 2" Sq tubing and use the stands I have. I plan to attach to the front suspension points and not just the flimsy rectangular tubes behind the bumpers.
 

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The rectangular tubes the bumper attaches to is part of the front frame rails. Same thing the suspension attaches to.
 
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