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Old    ryan pass (lrbs_xstar)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-14-2008, 7:24 PM Reply   
so i went to some brake places like kauffman tire and others and none of them have any lead they can spare. anybody have any other ideas?
Old    Joseph Puckett (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-14-2008, 7:35 PM Reply   
Try your local car dealerships.
Old    nwwakerider            05-14-2008, 8:10 PM Reply   
I second the local car dealership. I was lucky enough to have a friend who works at the local Infinity dealer. Most car dealerships dont change many tires so it takes them much longer to collect a large amount of lead
Old    Ren D. (want2ridealot)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-14-2008, 8:20 PM Reply   
infiniti* Infinity makes stereos not cars FYI
Old    Kirk (kirk)      Join Date: May 2003       05-15-2008, 6:15 AM Reply   
Try your local shooting range.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-15-2008, 9:03 AM Reply   
One of my customer's is a steel supplier. I got 2 piece's that are 8"x11"x2" roughly the same size as a block of photocopy paper for $40. I had a buddy weld a handle on top and had them Rhino Lined. The Rhino guy didn't even charge me to spray them. I just picked up my second pair They probably weigh a good 75lbs each.
Old    Nickbot (nickbot)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-15-2008, 9:08 AM Reply   
lead shot. you can buy 25lb bags at shops that sell shotgun re-loading supplier.
Old    Rich Jennings (96formula)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-15-2008, 9:44 AM Reply   
Do you melt the lead tire weights down and make a bar? or do you put them loose in a bucket?
Old    John Gardner (roverjohn)      Join Date: Dec 2007       05-15-2008, 10:35 AM Reply   
Dave, An 8"X11"X2" block of steel weighs 50lb so unless your handle weighs 25lb you're over estimating the weight a bit. Nickbot, Hard to recommend lead shot as an alternative because at $2/lb it's kind of pricey and if it ever gets loose in your bilge good luck cleaning it up.

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