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Old 11-27-2017, 09:38 AM   #61
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:42 AM   #62
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https://www.thehulltruth.com/sportfi...ead-weigh.html

http://www.traditionaloven.com/build...h-sand-lb.html

As noted in the first link, the void space will be the deciding factor on the lead weights. Likely ends up weighing more than the sand but you can't use the wheel weights to spread on the ice your car is stuck on for traction, can you?

i'd rather do what the OP was talking about and melt it all down into flat slabs to lay back there. extra points for putting in holes and bolting it to the car.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:16 AM   #63
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If we are talking 5 gallon buckets....have you ever tried to move a full 5 gallon bucket of wheel weights? Not easy.
If you take a corner fast, that 5 gallon bucket will slide and/or tip. I haul 5 gallon buckets of paint in my truck a lot and they slide.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:57 AM   #65
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A bucket of wheel weights doesn't have a whole lot of good areas. And they are heavy as ****.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:44 AM   #66
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if you are REALLY worried about the voids in a bucket-o-wheel weights ... just fill em in with cement!! i'd also recommend a re-bar loop at that point to lift it by
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I think you'd get pretty good traction with a few hundred wheel weights spread out on the ice.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:31 PM   #68
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if you are REALLY worried about the voids in a bucket-o-wheel weights ... just fill em in with cement!! i'd also recommend a re-bar loop at that point to lift it by
It's not the voids in the bucket, it's the void between the bucket and the inside of the truck bed. Any thing will slide around the truck bed whether it's a bucket of cement or a dead body. But something like sand bags have less of a tendency to slide around the bed area because they're dense, heavy, and have a low center of gravity.
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Weren’t we talking about putting them in a trunk? I’m assuming carpeted.
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I wouldn't put an unsecured 5 gal bucket of wheel weights in a truck bed either.
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I put top soil bags in my truck instead of sand. That way in the spring time I can fill in the low spots in my yard with the topsoil and they are gone. The sand bags can't really be used for much and take up space sitting all year.
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I put top soil bags in my truck instead of sand. That way in the spring time I can fill in the low spots in my yard with the topsoil and they are gone. The sand bags can't really be used for much and take up space sitting all year.
I mix sand with the top soil to improve the drainage from our very clay dirt. I'f needed this year, I'll get both. Thanks for the idea.
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I mix sand with the top soil to improve the drainage from our very clay dirt. I'f needed this year, I'll get both. Thanks for the idea.
I got sick of having bags of sand laying around and breaking open, so I get a bag of play sand for the kids sandbox and 5-6 bags of topsoil. It never goes to waste.
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