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How to build a Roll over Jig

Rollover Jig/Spit

A few people have asked me about my jig that I made for my project a few years ago

So hopefully this should provide you the info needed to make your own

My jig is a bit different because of the offset where it bolts into the bumpers, This means the shell remains low to the ground at all times making it perfect working height and very stable. Some jigs on the market have a simple straight bar which would mean the car would be very unstable and always wanting to turn over

Material

50mm x 50mm L section 5mm Wall
50mm x 50mm Box Section 3mm Wall
5mm Plate optional
40mm Bar
50mm Tube 5mm Wall
M10 Zinc Bolts
2x M20 Thread Bar + 4 nuts and washers

all in all the a material cost £100 using new material not scrap

So here are some pictures of the finished item









Here are the drawings that I produced to get these manufactured but unfortunately the cost was too high to make it worth while. So that never happened









Roll Over A Frame



Front Bumper Bracket


Rear Bumper Bracket

You dont have to have the items like the locking plates, I simply clamp the bracket to the A frame which held the car in the correct place

Hopefully this is of some help to some of you it help me alot and save me around the cost of buying one around £250

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Hi Quick Question, what are the measurements on the 1st pdf? Doesn't mention length of the a frame section.
Cheers

Regards Volkswarren

X2 1983 A REG EW CAMPAIGN In WHITE(Awaiting full rebuild solid body) :thumbs: & T Reg S1 GTi Project, Still Looking for Series 1 GTi's or a 16S Oettinger to restore (Complete Cars only)  or an A reg Lhasa Green or White Gti to restore, also consider  Black, Red or Blue, Also Golf Driver Project Wanted anything considered WHY

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no  worries

the length is 1163mm ish

the import thing is that the pivot point is 1050mm off the floor :)

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cheers gonna try n knock one up!! well two :-)

Regards Volkswarren

X2 1983 A REG EW CAMPAIGN In WHITE(Awaiting full rebuild solid body) :thumbs: & T Reg S1 GTi Project, Still Looking for Series 1 GTi's or a 16S Oettinger to restore (Complete Cars only)  or an A reg Lhasa Green or White Gti to restore, also consider  Black, Red or Blue, Also Golf Driver Project Wanted anything considered WHY

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good, glad this is of use to people :)

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When you say you just use a clap to hold this in place what do you mean and where? A pic would be great!

Thanks azza

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Hy there your jig look great im looking to make one this weekend with it being a long weekend .Ive had a look at your s but i cant tell all the measurement s and the anguls as i can not zoom in. do you know how i could do this or may be a nother way round it.Sorry im not good on a pc self tourt .hope you can help me out with this and thank 8)  you and keep up the good work .

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sorry guy's the links have stopped working

i shall email you the drawings if you let me know your email

thanks matt

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Hi Matt i would love your plans for the jig emailing if you would be so kind.i think ive sent you my email address but im pants on a pc. if you  could you let me now if you got my
email please .if not how do i do it .Thank you

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roll over jig

Going to be building a roll over jig at the weekend. Does anyone have any dimensions to work to? 1050mm is mentioned, is this the height to the bumper mounts or the pivot point of the A frame? Also people recommend the bumper mount is below the pivot point to make it more stable. How much below is best?
Cheers Jamie

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send me a pm with your email address and i shall send over the drawings

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Hi,
I have recently built this roll over jig to help me with my mk1 restoration. Matt (jellybelly) kindly sent me the drawings. He asked me to post my findings.
The jig itself is very well designed and easy to build, its certainly very nice to have a set of drawings to work to.

    When I came to mount my car on to the jig and attempt to roll it over it would move easy at first then become very difficult to get it onto the side.



    I came to the conclusion that there was a couple of issues, the first being the center of gravity was not quite right and secondly the rear bumper mounts were tipping up under the weight of the car so that the pivot pin wasnt sitting nice and level.

I decided to make 2 changes. The first was to reduce the distance between the pivot point and the bumper bars. I now have 180mm between both pieces of angle.
The second change I made was to use M10 bolts instead of M8 bolts to fix the frames to the bumper mounts on the car to reduce the possibilty of these moving under the weight of the car.

Now I can easily roll the car over by myself!



Now the real work can begin  :D

Cheers Jamie

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Nice work Jamie. Good luck with it. :D

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HOw you doing Jellybelly? Is there any chance you could email me those drawings? I need to get cracking ,many thankss. g.gaffney@yahoo.ie

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fair play to you man, I got your email with the diagrams ,time to get welding .thanks again.

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Hi all,

I took some inspiration from JellyBelly and decided to make a spit for my restoration.

I came up with a slightly different design that allows me to pick the car up off the deck with the wheels on and adjust the height of the car to match the car's center of gravity, within the confines of my garage.

I also included some castors and feet to allow the car to moved and secured while on the spit.

Little video of the spit on my restoration post here: View topic: PROJECT DEL BOY - The Mk1 Golf Owners Club


David
Poole, Dorset

Mk1 GL Cabriolet, 1457cc Manual, Papyrus Green:  Long term restoration of a car that's been in the family since new:   Project DEL BOY
Mk1 Golf GLS Cabriolet, 1457cc Auto, Yellow/Light Blue: Breaking for spares (anyone need a shell?): Breaking Mk1 Golf Cabriolet 1457cc, GLS (Dorset)

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Hi guys… would any of you be kind enough to build one of these or even sell me their old one? I'm in need of one so I can tackle the underside in my rather small garage. Cheers if not I'll just take the drawings and see if I can find someone in work to help me.

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Hi Jimievo,

I know the thread is too old but just wanted to ask if you still have the dimension handy. It seems you modified the original design and made it better.

I am struggling with a few dimensions check the pics. Both for rear and front bumper brackets.


Kind regards JellyBellyJig.png


Jimievo said

Hi,
I have recently built this roll over jig to help me with my mk1 restoration. Matt (jellybelly) kindly sent me the drawings. He asked me to post my findings.
The jig itself is very well designed and easy to build, its certainly very nice to have a set of drawings to work to.

    When I came to mount my car on to the jig and attempt to roll it over it would move easy at first then become very difficult to get it onto the side.



    I came to the conclusion that there was a couple of issues, the first being the center of gravity was not quite right and secondly the rear bumper mounts were tipping up under the weight of the car so that the pivot pin wasnt sitting nice and level.

I decided to make 2 changes. The first was to reduce the distance between the pivot point and the bumper bars. I now have 180mm between both pieces of angle.
The second change I made was to use M10 bolts instead of M8 bolts to fix the frames to the bumper mounts on the car to reduce the possibilty of these moving under the weight of the car.

Now I can easily roll the car over by myself!



Now the real work can begin   :DCheers Jamie

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