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Posted April 09, 2012 - 09:43 PM

I can see it now, old mower deck blades welded on the outside and a "SpyGT" is born LOL.
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Posted April 09, 2012 - 09:46 PM

Death matches at Chris's house, glad I live far away.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 04:16 AM

Not a bad idea at all,for wheel weights.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 04:42 AM

They look good. Chris! Yeah, I mounted mine the other way, but added 60 lbs. of lead to the outside. Made them 75 lbs total. Good way to start adding weight.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 05:01 AM

Great job on the weights Chris. It's always nice to take what you have on hand and make it work for you.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 07:47 AM

Great job on the weights Chris. It's always nice to take what you have on hand and make it work for you.


I have to say that Brian said it perfectly. Using what you have is great. Very nice job Chris.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Ok I finished them today. here's the pictures.PICT1161.JPG PICT1162.JPG PICT1164.JPG
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Looking good, Chris! Like the Jacobsen across them!
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 08:12 PM

Look awesome Chris, you did a great job with them.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 08:12 PM

Another well done project. They look really good.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 09:36 PM

Chris, those are sweet. Excellent use of existing "stuff".

BTW, it looks by the scoring that you ran out of brake pad at one time. :)

I, too, have brake rotor weights, but they're buried behind some regular ones on my sears and only weigh 15 per. Still, weight is weight. Did you have a devil of a time getting the torch to cut them right? I taught the neighbors some new words getting the u shape for the bolts in them.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 09:40 PM

Those look fantastic Chris! I love the custom logo you put on them...you'd never know they were rotors!

Did you have a devil of a time getting the torch to cut them right? I taught the neighbors some new words getting the u shape for the bolts in them.


No, some people use drill bits to make holes in stuff. :bigrofl:
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 10:36 PM

Chris, those are sweet. Excellent use of existing "stuff".

BTW, it looks by the scoring that you ran out of brake pad at one time. :)

I, too, have brake rotor weights, but they're buried behind some regular ones on my sears and only weigh 15 per. Still, weight is weight. Did you have a devil of a time getting the torch to cut them right? I taught the neighbors some new words getting the u shape for the bolts in them.

I used a holes saw in the drill, then ground to rest out with a flapper disk on my hand held grinder

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 10:38 PM

Those look fantastic Chris! I love the custom logo you put on them...you'd never know they were rotors!



No, some people use drill bits to make holes in stuff. :bigrofl:

The most fun was making the 3" wide bands to wrap around them, so they wouldn't look like 2 rotors bolted together.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 10:44 PM

No, some people use drill bits to make holes in stuff. :bigrofl:


I don't think even your "extra special, whiz-bang, perfectly sharpened, have to sign them out to use one" drill bits would survive drilling thru those rotors. They were case hardened from the brakes dragging or something. And the heat dispersion properties made them a "B" to burn thru.




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