Wednesday, June 20, 2018

For Sale - 1 Mustang Rotisserie

I wonder how many people will see the title and think, "He's selling his Mustang?"  No.  Just the rotisserie.

Yes, after 6 years and 4 months to the day, the fastback is finally off the rotisserie.  This is a major milestone as now I can start attaching the body panels to the shell and begin the bodywork.  Unfortunately, that will have to wait until I return from Canada in late August.

This isn't a long post, but it's sort of like the old Chinese proverb: one picture is worth a thousand words.  Or in this case, one video and a couple of pictures.

I made the body cart out of wood.  I used T nuts to hold the bolts with fender washers and rubber washers for the factory mounting points to sit upon.  This isn't rocket science but a little bit of mechanics was involved.  A plum line came in handy to lay out the dimensions of the cart.  I used 4" swivel casters (2 of them locking) for movement.  Other than that, it's a WYSIWYG... what you see is what you get.

Below is the video of the actual removal from the rotisserie.  Sorry, it's a little long, but it was a little more complicated than just picking up the body and plugging the rotisserie ends onto the body.  If you don't want to watch the whole thing, just go to about 4:15 into the video to watch the main event.

This is the crew who helped with the lifting and removing the rotisserie.

The body fit on the cart perfectly.  Now it's just waiting for assembly and bodyworking the panels.

So if you need or know of someone who needs a rotisserie for a 65-70 Mustang, let me know, but I won't be able to do anything with it until the end of August.  You can see what it looked like and the the video of the fastback going onto it here.  The price?  $300 ought to do it.

Until the next time...


  1. HUGE thumbs up Dennis! Congratulations! That job looks WAY easier when there's that much muscle available!

  2. Nice Dennis!!! Closer to the ground! :)