Radical Engineering utilizes Auto Twirler Rotisseries to provide full access to the top and bottom of auto bodies we are restoring or repairing. The rotisseries make welding top seams after a roof chop much easier. The seams are hammer welded to keep the seams smooth and straight minimizing or eliminating the use of filler. Where desired, lead can be used instead of plastic filler. The rotisserie is a great tool for classic, antique, vintage and historic auto restoration.
The use of a rotisserie is also very useful for replacing rocker panels and floor panels. It also allows a full inspection of material thickness and structural integrity during the restoration process. Priming and painting of the undercarriage can also be accomplished while the vehicle is mounted on the rotisserie.
Using a rotisserie is one way of gaining access to all areas of a vehicle. We only use the rotisserie when a vehicle is undergoing a complete restoration or when we are fabricating or installing new panels to repair rust damage and the vehicle must be completely disassembled to facilitate the repair. In order to put a vehicle on a rotisserie the entire drivetrain must be removed and on a unibody car, it is preferable to remove all suspension components as well. Some vehicles are so badly rusted or have so little structural integrity left that the body must be braced or partial repair done before putting the car on the rotisserie. This is especially true of unibody convertible cars.