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Re: Cheap/Free Fab Materials, Share Your Tips!

Post by J20Hunter1 » Wed May 04, 2022 4:14 pm

My wife calls me a Dumpster diver I pick up all kinds of stuff sit out for trash

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Re: Cheap/Free Fab Materials, Share Your Tips!

Post by devildog80 » Wed May 04, 2022 5:49 pm

And all because you see value in every piece you save.

Nothing wrong with that.

We need to show some of the uses from some of those saved items we have put to good re-use.

Like a square electrical box salvaged from an older replaced A/C unit disconnect, and a cord cut off an old dust sweeper, makes a nice 4 way outlet added to a work bench.

Tell us about some of your own.
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Re: Cheap/Free Fab Materials, Share Your Tips!

Post by 2nd Day » Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:08 am

Best thread ever.

Former owner of my house was a scrapper and I've been uncovering buried items on my land from 20 years ago.

I'll have to think twice from now on.

I'll be hitting up the scrap yard for sheet metal for my floor pans soon!

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Re: Cheap/Free Fab Materials, Share Your Tips!

Post by devildog80 » Sun Jul 03, 2022 10:23 am

Yep, save the bucks where you can :)

Anybody else have something?

Nothing too small.
'81 CJ5 Base, 258 I6, MC2100, T176 4 spd, 300 TC, D30 Front NT, 3.31, 2-Piece AMC 20 rear NT, 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift
'84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift
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Re: Cheap/Free Fab Materials, Share Your Tips!

Post by jpswapmohn » Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:02 pm

On the wood topic, my brother work for an defense contractor. They get large stuff delivered on TEAK pallets. He grabbed a trailer full of them, was able to work them through a good planer and did 1/2 of his house flooring with it. It looks amazing with the stress marks and nail holes. I have no idea why they use it, but I asked him to grab some more and I would figure out how to get it from him.
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Re: Cheap/Free Fab Materials, Share Your Tips!

Post by devildog80 » Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:31 am

Good use of Teak wood for sure :)

Somebody else have an idea?

Come on.....lots of refurbish things out there!
'81 CJ5 Base, 258 I6, MC2100, T176 4 spd, 300 TC, D30 Front NT, 3.31, 2-Piece AMC 20 rear NT, 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift
'84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift
Rather be driving, than waiting to be modified

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