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#1 chris m OFFLINE  

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 08:34 PM

I was looking through a scrap pile at my house looking for some steel for a project. I saw that I still had some brake rotors from my Ford explorer. Then the idea struck me, why not use them for wheel weights? I grabbed one and checked if it would be the right size. sure enough it was. So a new project was born LOL. I did this this afternoon and this is were I am at right now.They weigh 31.87 pounds per pair.PICT1150.JPG PICT1156.JPG PICT1157.JPG PICT1159.JPG
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Posted April 09, 2012 - 08:37 PM

That's a nifty idea!
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Posted April 09, 2012 - 08:41 PM

I like projects like this I haven't spent a dime on it yet. Just glad I saved my old rotors. :smilewink:

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 08:41 PM

The center caps look good on them. Very nice weights Chris, but use shorter bolts please, you will get those snagged on everything lol.
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Posted April 09, 2012 - 08:47 PM

The center caps look good on them. Very nice weights Chris, but use shorter bolts please, you will get those snagged on everything lol.

LOL That was all I had around to try them on. and Thanks on the caps, they were fun cutting out with a jig saw. Plasma cutter wasn't working to good today.

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 08:47 PM

With the caps you can't even tell they are brake rotors, nice job!
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Posted April 09, 2012 - 08:50 PM

That was my thoughts too Ryan.

Chris, excuses... excuses, now go make me a set for the Springfield lol.

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 08:50 PM

With the caps you can't even tell they are brake rotors, nice job!

Just wait I am not done yet lol. I have a couple other ideas in mind for these. I just had to stop and get some food. :laughingteeth:

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 08:51 PM

That was my thoughts too Ryan.

Chris, excuses... excuses, now go make me a set for the Springfield lol.

Do you happen to need a brake job?? LOL

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 08:53 PM

I need wheel weights lol.

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 08:57 PM

I need wheel weights lol.

Got any Ford Explorer front rotors laying around lol. They are the perfect fit, the bolt pattern is even the same, but I didn't want them mounted that way.

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 09:05 PM

I have a whole ford explorer here, but mom won't appreciate the rotors missing lol. And no one wants them mounted by the lugs, well. except Kenny lol.

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 09:10 PM

I have a whole ford explorer here, but mom won't appreciate the rotors missing lol. And no one wants them mounted by the lugs, well. except Kenny lol.

Brakes are so over rated lol. :p
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Posted April 09, 2012 - 09:25 PM

Those look nice Chris :thumbs: , just watch that you dont donate any skin from your shin on them though :laughingteeth:
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Posted April 09, 2012 - 09:41 PM

Those look nice Chris :thumbs: , just watch that you dont donate any skin from your shin on them though :laughingteeth:

I'm going to weld some blades on them like an old chariot LOL :laughingteeth:
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