We wrote about Auto Twirler’s “car rotisserie” a while back, but it wasn’t until I saw Chip Foose using one of these on Overhaulin’ recently that I realized just how freakin’ cool it is. This is the best way hands down to get at every inch of your frame-up restoration project without subsequent visits to the chiropractor.
So forgive us for this “duplicate” post. We think it’s worth another — and more detailed — look.
The Twirler rides on four heavy-duty casters that hold up to 700 lbs. each, which means it can support up to 2,800 lbs. of project car body. Thick steel gussets and bracings welded into the structure add strength and stability, and the Twirler’s steel backbone adjusts down small enough to handle a truck cab while extending up to 19′ to accept even big-ass cars like a Road Runner.
Auto Twirler offers a variety of mounting systems for various makes and models, or you can rig your own. Once your project body is mounted, the Twirler allows you to rotate it through 360 degrees about 3′ in the air for easy access. When you’re ready to work, you just drop the included large steel bolt completely through the steel tube structure to prevent slips and keep you safe.
The only downer: it’s a bit on the pricey side at around $1100. But hey, that’s about $300 cheaper than when we first came across it.