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#76 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 09:12 AM

I'll see about pulling one off. The centers aren't too offset on Fords, that would be worth looking into. If I can't do that, new stems inside sound like a much easier solution than chopping holes thru the lead and rotors. Have drill bits, will drill.:rofl2:
And I will let the air out first!

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 06:43 AM

Checked the offset, about 2" difference by turning the wheels around. Time for some new valve stems on the inside. I also looked over the Sleeve hitch and it is twisted. Sets lower on the left, thus keeping the plow from naturally digging in. May just build a complete new one with heavier material. Or go ahead with a 3-point.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 04:33 PM

I haven't updated this for a while. Got the propane for the turkey fryer and proceed to melt some lead. Got one done, waiting for the other to cool. The first one with the heavy rotor weights in at 80 lbs. I'll see how the other does tomorrow. Here's a few pics for your viewing pleasure.
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I may have a bit of a challenge hanging these mothers. 66 lbs may be a bit hard to hang onto while starting a bolt. May have to make a stud to hang it off of. If the other is close enough in weight, I'll be drilling mounting holes tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll have an extra 160 lbs hanging off it. Ought to improve traction a mite. Then I can load the tires for more weight.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 04:56 PM

Hey Kenny that casting turned out really nice. Almost looks like a hub cap. If someone tries to steel that hub cap they will get a big surprise when it falls on their foot!
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Posted January 14, 2012 - 05:03 PM

That's guaranteed. I used a stainless steel skillet from Wally World to melt this in. Largest diameter is 11.75".

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 05:18 PM

I still have about 50 lbs of lead to make fishing sinkers with.:bigrofl:

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 05:47 PM

Looks great, Kenny. That should help in the traction department.

Where do you get your lead?
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Posted January 14, 2012 - 07:27 PM

Kenny, to safely handle that weight, cut the head off a long bolt, then start it in a hole, with that hole rolled to the top. Then you can slide the weight onto that long stud, start the other 3 bolts, then replace the stud with a bolt.

Those weights turned out slick! :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:00 PM

I like those weights Kenny, and I want to know that source of lead, I need to find one so I can make lead wheel weights myself.
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Posted January 15, 2012 - 05:54 AM

Looking real slick Kenny. My back is beginning to ache just thinking of the install. Maybe a wheel lift is next?
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Posted January 15, 2012 - 06:13 AM

Kenny,that looks great.
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Posted January 15, 2012 - 09:01 AM

Looks good Kenny, I too am curious where your lead came from?
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Posted January 15, 2012 - 09:43 AM

Man those turned out great Kenny.
Those would be handy hub cap if you lived in the Getto. Bet they would not come up missing too often. LOL
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Posted January 15, 2012 - 10:36 AM

Sorry for not answering the 'Where' question earlier. I got it from remodel jobs where we cut out the old lead drain lines. Been saving it up for some time. I also had a lead shower pan that we replaced. Had to skim the trash a lot, but worked out pretty good. I'll get the other one out of the pan today, see how close it came to the weight of the other.

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Posted January 15, 2012 - 04:32 PM

Weighed the other one, they are within 3 lbs of each other. Not bad. Got one on and took some pics for you guys.
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They don't stick out too bad either. I'll probably paint them later this spring. May put the valve cores on the inside and load the tires then.

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