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posted September 18, 2001 08:56 PM
go to your local tire shop most of them will be glad to give it to you or sell for cheap then you melt it down but take precautions like a respirator for sure or our local scrap metal yard sells it for about .25 cents a pounds

posted September 19, 2001 08:10 AM
Go to a scrap yard, where they buy& sell iron and metal, and you can buy lead all day long for pretty cheap prices!!

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posted September 21, 2001 10:48 AM
Use an old cracked head. It already has the holes for mounting, this size is about right, it weighs about 75lbs., and its FREE!

posted September 23, 2001 06:32 AM
I have been using old cutters off of the countys road grader,most of the time they are considered to be junk and there is always a pile of them.They usually weigh anywhere from 75-90lbs. and will bolt to the frame.You can cut them and slide them anywhere on your frame,to get your weight exactly where you want it.

posted September 23, 2001 01:01 PM
Our local metal recycler sells lead in 15 lbs ingits for about 35$ for 100lbs. I asked him to call me the next time he was making the bricks so that I could bring a valve cover and make a few 50 pounders. Much cheaper.

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