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Old 12-08-2020, 10:36 AM   #1
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At the ranch there are maybe a dozen, maybe 20 old rims with no tires. What kind of projects can I do with these? Or should we just haul them out for scrap?
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Old 12-08-2020, 10:42 AM   #2
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Melt them down and build some knives?
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Old 12-08-2020, 10:44 AM   #3
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Lol Shane... maybe take them to the scrap yard, and use the money to buy some knife steel
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Old 12-08-2020, 10:46 AM   #4
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Sounds like a better plan.
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Old 12-08-2020, 10:47 AM   #5
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I have one with a pipe in the middle and a bench grinder on top
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Old 12-08-2020, 10:57 AM   #6
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I've made a few fire pits out of them. I'll see if I can find some pics.


Found them.

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Old 12-08-2020, 11:10 AM   #7
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I have one with a pipe in the middle and a bench grinder on top
This
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Old 12-08-2020, 11:13 AM   #8
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Depending on what they are maybe worth some money to the right folks.

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Old 12-08-2020, 11:26 AM   #9
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Depending on what they are maybe worth some money to the right folks.
They are mostly rusty, unidentified, disorganized, mismatched, lol. I'd guess mostly 70's through 90's. Nothing likely vintage or classic.
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Old 12-08-2020, 11:27 AM   #10
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That firepit is awesome!
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Old 12-08-2020, 11:27 AM   #11
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I have one with a pipe in the middle and a bench grinder on top
I have one with pipe and a 2" ball welded on top. Works great to latch on small boat trailers that do not have jacks and keep them in the "tilted towards the drain" angle.
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Old 12-08-2020, 12:02 PM   #12
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I've made a few fire pits out of them. I'll see if I can find some pics.


Found them.
Great looking fire pit !
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Old 12-08-2020, 05:47 PM   #13
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Depending one which wheels you have, some may have some desirability, as a wheel. Some many times, I have seen guys chop up wheels to make into something, the wheel turns out to be one that is very hard to find and valuable.

At the same time, if they are valuable cool old wheels, but damaged on the inside. They can be made into cool decorative pieces.
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Old 12-08-2020, 06:06 PM   #14
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Depending one which wheels you have, some may have some desirability, as a wheel. Some many times, I have seen guys chop up wheels to make into something, the wheel turns out to be one that is very hard to find and valuable.

At the same time, if they are valuable cool old wheels, but damaged on the inside. They can be made into cool decorative pieces.
Thats me. My grinder stand is a genuine spoked Model A rim.
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Old 12-08-2020, 07:09 PM   #15
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These are easy to build and are handy as heck for a charcoal/wood grill. I use mine more than any of my other outdoor cooking devices.




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Old 12-08-2020, 10:57 PM   #16
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These are easy to build and are handy as heck for a charcoal/wood grill. I use mine more than any of my other outdoor cooking devices.




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This is a great idea, thanks for posting.

Can you post a pic of the inside without the cooking grate?
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Old 12-08-2020, 10:59 PM   #17
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Hey Jason I have some old leaf springs from my 93 jeep if you are interested in using it to make knifes
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Old 12-09-2020, 05:39 AM   #18
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Love the grill idea! I've seen others that have welded a few together and made a wood burning stove . . . . Youtube has some videos available.
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Old 12-09-2020, 07:00 AM   #19
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We have a bunch of winchup feeders that the top part is an old tire rim with the sockets for the three legs welded to it. The centers that bolt to the hub are cut out for the winch cable to pass through.
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Old 12-09-2020, 08:53 AM   #20
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Hey Jason I have some old leaf springs from my 93 jeep if you are interested in using it to make knifes
Not really, but thanks. Unless they've just got sentimental value, I have plenty of steel on hand.
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Old 12-09-2020, 02:03 PM   #21
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I've made pits out of them but used bus wheels and they were minimal in size, IMO. I did one almost exactly like leverhunters large/small rim one also. Nice job leverhunter. I may steal your fencepost idea someday. If they all are 15/16" size rims just not a lot you can do with them. Even a vise stand will require lots of additional weight in the bottom to make it really useful. Here is mine built from a ancient bus rim.
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Old 12-09-2020, 05:51 PM   #22
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This is a great idea, thanks for posting.

Can you post a pic of the inside without the cooking grate?

One Im working on now.



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Old 12-09-2020, 09:39 PM   #23
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I made water hose holders out of some at every outdoor spicket at my house. Welded a piece of square tubing to them and concreted them in ground. They work great and look cool to.
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Old 12-24-2020, 09:36 PM   #24
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Some good ideas.
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Old 12-28-2020, 07:06 PM   #25
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How wide is that wheel or how deep is it for the coals?
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Old 12-29-2020, 06:15 PM   #26
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How wide is that wheel or how deep is it for the coals?
Ive used 15 to 18 steel wheels. Depth varies.
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Old 12-29-2020, 06:17 PM   #27
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Lol Shane... maybe take them to the scrap yard, and use the money to buy some knife steel
great plan!
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Old 12-29-2020, 08:06 PM   #28
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I've seenem stacked 3 high with the center cut out on the center and top wheel. Top one covered with sheet steel. And made into a wood burning stove.
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