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Stupid '97 "Alloy Wheel" question?

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#1 SubeeTed


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Posted 08 September 2007 - 07:52 PM

I've got a bunch of junk I'm bringing to the metal recyclers. If you haven't heard, the price of all metals is UP! I've got this 16" bent '97 Subee GT Alloy that's taking up space. Just WHAT is this thing made of? When/if I bring it to them, do I say it's Alluminum?

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#2 porcupine73


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Posted 08 September 2007 - 08:09 PM

For wheels, if it's not steel, it's probably aluminum, who knows exactly the alloy. Take a magnet to 'er; obviously any attraction means it's ferous, or what, nickel maybe?

Say...you have any copper in your stash? :slobber:

#3 WoodsWagon


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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:53 PM

Take a craftsman half inch drive extension and use it to punch out the steel inserts for where the lugnuts go. work from the back of the rim. Cut out the valve stem, remove the lead wheel weights (it may have stickon ones on the inside of the rim behind the spokes, and voila, you have clean cast aluminum.

#4 ShawnW


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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:46 AM

They have definately seen a wheel before and will take a magnet to it. If it sticks you arent going to get much, if it doesnt you will.

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