I have a cheap alternative. Get two lengths of 2x4 wood, about 8 feet
long. Remove the tub from the frame.
Bolt one length from left wheel arch to right using the chassis mounting
holes and two 3" bolts.
( need to remove the fuel tank too )
Do the same at the front mounting points. The wood is wider than the
body on each side by about 18" . This enables you to tilt the body on
( I think I have photos somewhere if anyone's interested in a jpeg )
Auckland, New Zealand
73' Spifire Mk IV
>From: James Carpenter[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Saturday, 12 December 1998 00:37
>Subject: Spit Roast Spitfires
>I was wondering, is it possible to make a jig that would enable you to role
>over a Spitfire, for working on the underside and things like that.
>Presumably you would take of the bonnet, take the fuel tank out, take out
>the engine and transmission, all easy tasks then you could put big skewer up
>it's rear end, would you need to remove the rear light cluster panel.
>Would you want to, or would you want to do that with the body when it's off
>My other idea was for a big frame that would allow me to lift the car, then
>place battens underneath in any place under the car.
>Just planning for a big restoration as soon as I have my feet on the ground
>Anyone done this, and was it worth it?