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Anybody Mount A Flat Back Tub On A Rotisserie?

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 70sVintagePreferred, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Dec 12, 2016
    70sVintagePreferred

    70sVintagePreferred New Member

    st louis
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    i'm getting ready to build a rotisserie from the plans listed here and i need to know if anybody has mounted a flat back tub -mine is a 72 cj5- on a rotisserie. main issue is how to attach the rear of the tub, since every pic ive seen was a tailgate tub mounted up via the tailgate hinge bolt holes. i dont have those obviously and the only thing i can think of would be to weld a couple of brackets to the rear of the tub to mount the rotisserie arm. the entire floor is getting replaced and all of the rear body mounts are completely gone so mounting to the rear body mounts isnt an option.

    anybody else run into this problem?
     
  2. Dec 12, 2016
    Mark Wahlster

    Mark Wahlster Member

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    I just did this with my 48 CJ-2A I am reconstructiing the tub for. I used a cradle under the tub attached with stand offs to Body mount locations

    scroll down on this page of my Project thread on the CJ-2A page and you will see some photos to help you The cradle is made from 1.5 x 2.5 .125 tubing

    A little project update on Chug A Lug

    I had to do this since my tub was in two halves and it connects on the bottom of the raiser so had to be upside down and perfectly level to weld it together. I got it within less then a 1/16th.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2016
    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Administrator Staff Member

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    wheelie

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    I used an extra frame I had laying around and built my rotisserie off of that. That way I had all the body mounts in their correct location. It added some weight to the rotating mass of the whole thing and, there were times when the frame was sort of in the way but, I know that everything is where it is supposed to be.
     
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  5. Dec 13, 2016
    ratjaw

    ratjaw New Member

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    Here's how I did mine. Mine is also a '72. I used the existing holes for the spare tire carrier

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    ratjaw

    ratjaw New Member

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    Another shot showing the front. It's kinda redneck but it works perfectly and was built for free using scrap metal.
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  7. Dec 13, 2016
    70sVintagePreferred

    70sVintagePreferred New Member

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    i think this is going to be the way to go for me, i have nothing to attach to elsewhere without welding brackets onto the body. thanks for the pics!
     
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