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  1. shill288

    shill288 Formula Junior

    Feb 24, 2005
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    Steve Hill
    Has anyone installed a turnstile (to spin the car around) in their garage? If so, how did it work?

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
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  3. EVONick

    EVONick Formula Junior

    Oct 25, 2004
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    You can get the answer you're looking for from a Chinese restaurant.

    Get a large scale model car, set it down on their Lazy Susan, spin it around and say, "Bigger, bigger!"

    I'm sure they'll get the idea and put you in touch with the right people.
     
  4. F114B

    F114B Karting

    May 25, 2005
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    West Coast
    There is a guy near San Luis Obispo, California who is designing a super flat turnstile that you can install on the garage floor. I can not remember his name, but he owns a business called "Patio Outlet" in Arroyo Grande, California. You can search by his business name and give him a call. My friend who has a high-end car parts shop in town saw a prototype and he said it worked well.
     
  5. xs10shl

    xs10shl Formula 3

    Dec 17, 2003
    2,017
    San Francisco
    There are several in downtown San Francisco. Crate and Barrel has one for customer pick-ups. Drive in a narrow opening - pick up furniture - spin 180 degrees - drive out. Pretty neat.
     
  6. Telerding

    Telerding Formula Junior

    Sep 30, 2004
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    Tom Elerding
    Steve:

    I have an Eagle 4 post lift in my garage. It comes with 4 large "caster" wheels that can be attached. Rolls surprisingly easy with a car on the lift. Could be used to turn the car/lift around as well as translate the car linearly.

    These wheels are probably available from most lift manufacturers for their products. Of course it won't work with lifts that are permanently mounted to the floor!

    Tom
     
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  8. daviddavid

    daviddavid Formula Junior

    May 17, 2005
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    Here is a video of a nice system
    http://www.drivewayturntables.co.uk/demo_video.htm

    www.360platform.com Uses a Pin Gear drive systems. The "Weizhong Pin Gear Technique" is the method used to rotate revolving restaurants all over the world because of it's smooth running, with less moving parts which in turn means very little maintenance. No chains, belts or friction drive. All bearings are sealed for life. The Pin Gear system allows our turntables to be installed on slopes of up to 30degrees..

    The Weizhong car turntable is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. All turntables rotate in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. Remote control operation is a standard feature on all turntables.

    The Weizhong car turntable offers a complete range of size and load capability from 10' to 60' in diameter, and easy operation with various speed control or programmable direction and function.
     
  9. jm3

    jm3 F1 Rookie

    Oct 3, 2002
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    I am just curious why?

    jay
     
  10. Tifoso Ferrari

    Tifoso Ferrari Formula Junior

    Nov 7, 2005
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    Gianni Cagate
  11. shill288

    shill288 Formula Junior

    Feb 24, 2005
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    Helpful as ever.

    Steve
     
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  13. shill288

    shill288 Formula Junior

    Feb 24, 2005
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    Because my buddy wants one for his underground parking garage in his home.

    Steve
     
  14. shill288

    shill288 Formula Junior

    Feb 24, 2005
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    I missed that at Concorso. Thanks.

    Steve
     
  15. bzerkqirk

    bzerkqirk Karting

    Sep 12, 2006
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    Kirk

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