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Posted November 25, 2014 - 07:28 AM

Today is the day to pour the lead wheel weights for the 129. The turkey fryer will be hot as the lead melts, and then will be poured

 

into a springform baking pan. Hopefully it will work well. Pictures will follow as progress is made.

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 25, 2014 - 07:33 AM

Yes, pics will be a must here. What size weights are you going for? The ones I made for my Ford were 65 lbs. With the adapter, scaled right at 75 lbs. I used a cheap Stainless skillet from Wally World ($19.95) for the mold!


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Posted November 25, 2014 - 07:39 AM

I have not figured out the weight of each yet. The springform pan is a cheap Walmart buy, under $10 I think. The weights will be stacked to fill the wheels and maybe a little out side. Kenny, did you melt the lead in the pan or did you pour it into the pan as a mold? I would love to be able to stop using the chains, though I don't think it is possible. The weights will also be helpful when the Johnny bucket gets mounted.

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 25, 2014 - 07:45 AM

I melted directly in the pan as it has a thick bottom. I've got some pics on here some where. I'll see if I can find them.

 

Here's the thread. Post 78 shows the lead weights.


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Posted November 25, 2014 - 12:31 PM

Here is the first attempt. It is cooling. Hopefully the springform pan will come off easily.

 

before melt.jpg

 

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Posted November 25, 2014 - 01:27 PM

First one out of the mold!

 

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Posted November 25, 2014 - 07:06 PM

So, the springform pan worked for 2 weights and then the third one did not want to come out. Tried number 4 and the pan leaked molten lead all over the

 

driveway. A quick trip to Wally World and $11 later the 4th weight is in a stainless steel frying pan. One of the first three will be melted to fit the pan. This will give

 

me 2 9" weights and at least 2 10" weights.

 

Here are pics of the first 2 on the scale.

weight 1.jpg  weight 2.jpg

 

These are lighter than I wanted, but the frying pan is going to be heavier. I will weigh the first one tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 25, 2014 - 07:29 PM

Are you sticking any 1/2 inch pipes in the pans for mounting holes or going to just drill them?

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Posted November 25, 2014 - 07:30 PM

So, the springform pan worked for 2 weights and then the third one did not want to come out. Tried number 4 and the pan leaked molten lead all over the

 

driveway. A quick trip to Wally World and $11 later the 4th weight is in a stainless steel frying pan. One of the first three will be melted to fit the pan. This will give

 

me 2 9" weights and at least 2 10" weights.

 

Here are pics of the first 2 on the scale.

attachicon.gifweight 1.jpg  attachicon.gifweight 2.jpg

 

These are lighter than I wanted, but the frying pan is going to be heavier. I will weigh the first one tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Geno

I filled the pan pretty full to get the 65 pounders. They are close to 2" thick!


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Posted November 25, 2014 - 07:55 PM

Are you sticking any 1/2 inch pipes in the pans for mounting holes or going to just drill them?

I am just going to drill them.

 

The frying pan is a full 2" thick and the first bunch from the springform pan are about 1 3/8" thick and 9" diameter.

 

I am planning on 2 2" weights and 1 1" for each side.

 

 

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Posted November 26, 2014 - 11:06 PM

Here are the final weight pictures until they are mounted.

 

Failed frying pan.jpg      before melt.jpg

 

Cooling set up.jpg    1st pan pour.jpg

 

2nd pan pour.jpg      3rd pan pour.jpg

 

They just need to be drilled then installed. The last pic is of the pan set from Walmart and worked great.

 

P.S. Why do the pictures rotate when they are downloaded?

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 26, 2014 - 11:42 PM

That actually looks really good. Finding lead around here is the hard part.
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Posted November 26, 2014 - 11:44 PM

What were those chunks of lead originally?
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Posted November 26, 2014 - 11:45 PM

That actually looks really good. Finding lead around here is the hard part.

The lead is old water service lines that started leaking and were repaired with copper sections.

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 26, 2014 - 11:52 PM

This is a great project & they look real nice. Will you be painting them to match your tractor? I get so mad at myself when I see molten lead. I had saved mostly the same old lead drain pipes along with other pieces. I took almost 100 lbs to the scrap yard only finding out two days later the US shut down the last smelting plant. Lead has sky rocketed since :(




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