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O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: December 12, 2017 05:57PM

I hate to throw old rotors away, because I know that someday I will find a good use for them. But aside from door stops, boat anchors, and bar bells, I really don't know what they are good for.

What do you all do with your old brake rotors?

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: December 12, 2017 06:47PM

I've been saving old rotors and drums to turn in for scrap metal.
Not very original, eh?

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: December 12, 2017 08:11PM

Small boat or canoe anchor

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: December 12, 2017 08:24PM

I also use them the same as Kevin.

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: December 12, 2017 05:59PM

they go to the scrap recycler.

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 12, 2017 06:17PM

When I get home from an RV trip and still have stuff in the tanks. I dump it down the cleanout opening in my sewer pipe. I keep an old rotor there for a weight to keep the RV hose from jumping out. I know this seems like a pretty Sh*tty use for and old rotor, but you did ask.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: December 12, 2017 06:31PM

I have one from a dodge truck I cut the center out of and use on my press for doing LM rear wheel bearings, works great.





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1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: December 12, 2017 06:42PM

weld a pipe into the center of them for a stand. The larger the rotor, and the heavier, the better they work for this purpose.

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: December 13, 2017 07:35AM

Junkyard Empire on Velocity showed them used on a weight bench. Good redneck repurpose of them.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: aircooled6 ()
Date: December 13, 2017 07:42AM

With a piece of rope attached, they make nice weights for portable canopies, like you see at swap meets and other outdoor events. Less of a nuisance to move around that 5 gallon buckets of cement.

Everett Wilson
North Richland Hills TX
(Now, South of 820!!)
64 Greenbrier 110 with 95 heads/PG

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: December 13, 2017 08:04AM

junkman Wrote:
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> weld a pipe into the center of them for a stand.
> The larger the rotor, and the heavier, the better
> they work for this purpose.

I do the same.

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
CORSA
'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: Will NM ()
Date: December 13, 2017 08:17AM

World's sturdiest candle holder.

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: MtnVairMike ()
Date: December 13, 2017 08:22AM

Beer coozie smileys with beer

1966 Monza Convertible, 140HP-4 speed, Ermine White

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 13, 2017 09:13AM

For extra stability I stack 4 of them around the pedestal of my roll around stool.

'29 Ford Model A Tudor
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: December 17, 2017 07:58AM

I scrap them.

Bob Bauer

Show-Me Corvairs

1966 Monza Convert 140 P/G with A/C, plastic wheel with tele-column am-fm posi-traction
1966 Corsa Convert 180 wood wheel tele-column am-fm sport steering posi-traction
1965 Corsa Coupe Crown V8 mounted mid-body temporarily red lined for repair
House Springs, Missouri



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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: December 17, 2017 09:13AM

Five ton axle brake drums work really good for home made machine stands.

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: December 17, 2017 01:33PM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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> Five ton axle brake drums work really good for
> home made machine stands.

My grinder is on one of those, works excellent, holds well but easy enough to move if wanted. Bought mine at a garage sale.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: jmaechtlen ()
Date: December 17, 2017 09:44PM

Those big drums look useful. I have used dead rotors for stands and such. Depends on how many you accumulate and how often you get more.

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: December 18, 2017 04:24AM

Those wore out big brake drums are available for free from any FLAPS that does big rig parts.

These came from the really good NAPA in Canyon Country, CA and I always ask before taking them.

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Re: O.T. Uses for Old Brake Rotors
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: December 18, 2017 06:29AM

Search google images for "Repurpose brake rotors" you'll find some fun stuff.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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