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Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Stormbringer, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer Silver Level Sponsor

    New to the forum here. Bought the $300 car from LaCrosse WI. Always liked the Alpine and Tiger, was looking for a project, so I thought...what the hell?

    Well, it's a little rougher than expected, but I think I can handle it. Built a rotisserie and elevated it last Saturday.

  2. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Platinum Level Sponsor

    Wow! Congratulations and welcome to the SAOCA! It is rough, but worse cars have been brought back to life. I look forward to following your progress and the membership always stands ready to assist!

    That is a nice rotisserie. It will certainly make the rust repair easier. Is it tall enough to rotate the car?
  3. absunbeam

    absunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

    Welcome to SAOCA. Have TEAE members and SAOCA members in the area. Can help with parts if needed, Jim's right they are both good clubs and members are always helpful. Glad you got it, was told about it after the United in LaCrosse. I am located South of Milwaukee.
  4. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I too built a rotisserie for my Alpine restorations. Found some excellent plans on the internet.

    Looks as if yours may be a bit more narrower than mine. I added the short extensions as can be seen in the PIC which added a bit more stability (width). Be careful while rotating the Alpine. Center point can be critical.

    Best wishes to you and your Project....

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  5. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer Silver Level Sponsor

    Thanks for the replies Gents.
    Yes the car can be rotated 360 degrees. It is in the lowest position in the pic, it can be raised another 18".
    No worries about turning turtle...I've dealt with that before on a race car build some years ago. I keep things under control with a chain hoist when rotating.
    I've got the LH outer and inner rocker removed now and am working on repairs in the drivers kick panel area. Contemplating removing the front fender but that looks like an awful lot of work just to gain access to a couple spots.

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