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What to do with old leaf springs?

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by CurboCycles, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Oct 29, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    CurboCycles

    CurboCycles [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've got some leaf springs off an 06 double cab. Do I throw them away or is there a market for these things stock?
     
  2. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    TheGloryFades

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    The street truck crowd likes PreRunner springs not sure why
     
  3. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    If you wanna cut them in half and grind off any sharp edges they made good tire irons for motorcycle tires.

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  4. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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  5. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

    Monkeysuncle My Cat's breath Smells like Cat Food

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    Steel doesn't pay that much, around .10 a pound. Clean
     
  6. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    F16TACO

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    i would put them for sale on here. you could probably get at least $50-$75 for em. i paid $60 for a used set to put on my reg cab. they lower base models back end about an inch. just an idea if you have room to keep em for a little while.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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  8. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

    Monkeysuncle My Cat's breath Smells like Cat Food

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    I just started recycling metal in Florida, where I work we throw away so much and I am able to take advantage of their lazyness. Copper and aluminium are at a premium but it has to be clean, meaning nothing attached to it, no screws other metals. It a pain in the ass. I made some good money on plate aluminium and extruded (i am sure i spelled that wrong) but I have to stock pile the metal in the back yard and now do a trip once a month to see any real money, I just pick thing up when I see it, but there are a lot of guys in my area doing it for an extra source of income so I don't get too much extra.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    I sold mine with 110,000 on them for 50 bucks on craigslist
     
  10. Oct 29, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    I called the scrap yard and they're worth $8. It costs me $10 to get there and back. Should I do it???
     
  11. Oct 29, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    Use them to workout with.
     
  12. Oct 29, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    I sold my old 4 leaf pack for $100
     
  13. Oct 29, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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  14. Oct 29, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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  15. Oct 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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  16. Oct 30, 2011 at 12:26 AM
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    Great idea. I've been wondering how I can get more results from my solo flex!
     
  17. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:26 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    awesome idea!!!
     
  19. Oct 30, 2011 at 2:25 AM
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    beat you kids with em
     
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    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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