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    I'll give them a call. The big steel supplier that's nearby doesn't sell anything thinner than 16 gauge, in 4x8 sheets. I'll check with TS. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Once I got the tub off the chassis, I built a "redneck rotisserie". It works great. I can roll it around the shop as needed and it makes it a breeze to access the underneath of the jeep. I modeled it after the one that I built for my '78 280Z.
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    Cajun, I bought a 4'X12' piece of 18 gage from one of our local fabrication shops. If you don't have any luck at Tractor Supply, let me know how much you need. We can work out a trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun98 View Post
    Once I got the tub off the chassis, I built a "redneck rotisserie". It works great. I can roll it around the shop as needed and it makes it a breeze to access the underneath of the jeep. I modeled it after the one that I built for my '78 280Z.
    Damn that needs to be patented Cajun!!!!

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    Cajun, gm and you could give a clinic on how to build effective heavy shop tools from wood. Fantastic rotisserie!

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    That is 'way cool - ingenious!

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    gmwillys, thanks for the offer. I'm going to check with TS today. TJones, I can't take credit for the rotisserie. I first found it on a Datsun zcar site. Works great on the datsun using the factory bumper mounts but still needs a few tweaks to improve it for the Willys. bmorgil, thanks for compliment. Necessity is the mother of being cheap, lol.

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    I just learned about rotisseries - this one is ingenious Cajun. wtg & thanks for the pictures. Tremendous build you got going on...

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    WOW!
    That "Datsun zcar" rotisserie is cool. I searched YouTube and found some great info on on how to build the rotisserie/pushover jig/tip over jig. This old dog just learned another trick. THANKS! What did you use for attachment points?

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    AJ-MJ, the back structure bolts into the four holes where the tail gate hinges are. In the front, I use the bolt holes where the fenders bolt to the tub. I'm planning to modify it to make it a little more stable. In the back, I'll keep bolting into the hinge location but I'm going to also extend the the frame up so that you can use a long U-bolt to connect to the upper tail gate fastener. That should get rid of some of the wobble. In the front, if you use two bolts on each side, you should be good. You may have to notch the 2x6 in a few places to clear a couple flanges on the tub.

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