I wanted to double check to see if I could do it before I posted it.
Create your crawl on it's own comp, flat NO spin, NO rotate, No etc (you can adjust y position if you want it lower/higher). Then create a new comp, drag comp #1 then spin, rotate, etc.
For some reason, it doesn't work the same when you pre-comp and do the same thing.
You should be good to go.