11/09/11 09:31AM Auto Kraft Nebraska, Auto Rotisserie, Body and PAint Shop

Roller Hoop Product Announcement





Roller Hoop™ was developed by Doug Kielian, owner of Auto Kraft Body & Paint, Inc. in Lincoln, Nebraska. Doug has over thirty years of experience in classic restoration, collision repair, hot rod and race car building and many other custom projects.

After many years of restoring classic cars and using several rotisseries, Doug decided to develop something different that better fit the needs of his shop. His experience in the collision repair industry and working with frame racks and dedicated jigs led to his design which incorporates that concept. Several prototypes later and after years of refining the design, the Roller Hoop™ is now available to others who may benefit from its use.

Check out our shop's website to see photos of the cars on this page in process,more examples of our work, the Roller Hoop in use at Auto Kraft.

Click here to view a video of the Roller Hoop in action


The Roller Hoop is a unique rotisserie design that allows the craftsman to be more efficient with a restoration project.

The Roller Hoop suspends the vehicle body shell within two steel hoops that smoothly rotate on the roller-bases.

Four foot-operated brakes allow for easy control as you roll the body shell into any position and lock in place with one of the brakes as you peform necessary repairs.

The complete system also includes four quick-connect legs with caster wheels which allow for maneuverability around the shop or on to a car trailer.

The hoops can also roll directly on the ground while the body shell is being media-blasted.


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