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Unread 06-14-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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making things out of old jeep parts?

So I'm starting to collect more and more old jeep parts from both of my jeeps (TJ and willys) and I'm thinking about making some things out of the old parts. One idea I have for the bump stop perches from the TJ, they make a nice ringing sound when they hit, so I may make some wind chimes out of them.

I'm curious to see what yall have made from old jeep parts? I'm always looking for more welding project to get practice, seems like there might be some fun projects in some of these old parts.

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Unread 06-14-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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Nothing out of Jeep but I welded some Chevy 350 cams together to make a 4 legged animal. Since it is cast the welds broke.
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Unread 06-14-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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I didn't build it but down the street where a shop used to be still has a very alien figure made from what seems to be old coil springs and rotors and other nonsense. One of those things you see daily but never really stop to check out. I've also seen obscure mailbox holding figures. That ones up my alley.
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Unread 06-22-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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Old coil/leaf springs are good quailty steel for blades.Amateur smith . lotta flex, takes an edge quite well, easy to sharpen.
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Unread 10-06-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
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I recently entered a 4x4 show where the prizes for different categories were trophies made of different parts. Was kinda cool to see how some were used.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 02:32 PM   #6
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I gave my old coils to a co-worker who gave them to a friend who does blacksmithing.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 03:54 PM   #7
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I used an old torsion bar for a long punch, and for a pry bar. Just modified the ends a bit.
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