Use of body roller

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Use of body roller

Post by PIPKIN » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:23 am

Just completed the fabrication of body roller of a similar style shown below.
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Just wondering if anyone has experience of using this style of roller?

Just need to confirm if it is okay to put the bus on its side when the floor has been removed, chassi and floor structure still in place, except inner sill.

What is the best approach to rolling the bus,can it be done by one person or will muscle be needed?

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Paul
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Post by type21f » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:39 am

Hi
It was always my belief that you could only roll the body onto the 60 degree angle
I.e sitting on the short section.
Not onto its side..
Hence I bought material and Dave made a dudecohedron rotisserie.
So you could roll all the way round.
No idea of the effort with yours.
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Re: Use of body roller

Post by PIPKIN » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:49 pm

Trial roll a success.
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Post by type21f » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:26 am

OK..?
You learn something every day.. Even the day you die..
Looks like a RESULT...
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Post by Rick T » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:13 pm

Here's the one I made, it worked well. I also put wheels on the side so I could push it around
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Post by BJ1 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:37 am

Rick T wrote:Here's the one I made, it worked well. I also put wheels on the side so I could push it around
Now that is very cool - I feel a borrowed pipe bender coming my way!
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