Would you reuse these rotors?

Brakes for your Classic Mopar

Are these rotors (pictured) safe for use?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Measure first before voting

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  1. dartfreak75

    dartfreak75 Well-Known Member

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    That is an awesome discount!! Where are you located? I'd like to hang out with some fellow members. I have thought about adding a scoop to my car. I always wanted to put a shaker on my ram thought that would look cool.
     
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    Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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    I always wanted a lathe,never run one. So i found one that was affordable. 1947 southbend.
    Then i watched tubalcain videos on youtube. Smart feller. Learned a lot.
     
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    • dartfreak75

      dartfreak75 Well-Known Member

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      Just curious do you have a pic of the one you made jpar?
       
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      Cope Fusing with fire

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      Looks like a long drive for ya. My shop is in San Jose (bay area) California.

      If you can think it up, I can make it.

      It's worth the free advertising and my hours to make stuff for good FABO folks.
       
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      • dartfreak75

        dartfreak75 Well-Known Member

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        I can do the basics on a lathe. I have turned a barrel, crowned, chambered etc the only thing I didnt learn was threading and it basically does itself you just know how to set it up change the gears etc.
         
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        I do not. It was a tapered Pentagon with the 5 point star in 3D as the front for a twin carb tunnel ram.
         
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        • dartfreak75

          dartfreak75 Well-Known Member

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          yea that is quite the drive lol. I'd love to see some of your work you should post some pics. I may have you make me a scoop just to add some character and so I can advertise for you!!
           
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          PM me your number and I'll take some pics of stuff and text them to ya.

          What we do is metal work. Aluminum interior, roll cages, flat beds, bumpers, consoles, scoops.

          If its metal I can build it.

          Hopefully.........

          :)
           
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            dartfreak75 Well-Known Member

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            Cool deal thanks
             
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            Love that story.

            Happy Mopar :)
            Arron
             
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              mopardude318 Well-Known Member

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              That's good to know man. I'm in the gilroy/ Hollister area. ;)
               
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              Dicer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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              Me, in my younger days, I would take an angle grinder with a sanding pad, with the rotor on the car sand away. If you was good with holding the grinder/sander, it will spin the rotor while your working. It was just enough to get the glaze off and the rusty edges. And I have also brought the rotors in to have them turn, only to be told it would be to thin to have them cleaned up. I told the guy to clean up the one side with the grooves, it passed the thickness test.
              And to make sure, I am not telling any one to do such things, not recommend by NO means. But this is what I had to work with. It got me by......Now days, measure by the book, no pass, buy new....
               
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              Threading is very simple really. If you can turn a barrel you can cut a thread. Start with a thread that has a pitch corresponding to your lead screw and you can engage or disengage the thread feed on any mark on your threading gauge.

              Take small cuts and work the threads deeper and deeper until you have the desired contact. Start with scrap and just get the feel for it. Its almost magical watching it work. I am no machinist, but I took classes all through high school and in my mid 40s now all my buddies ask me for parts fabricated and repaired.

              Very rewarding.
               
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              • moparmandan

                moparmandan FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                I was going to say that's what our O'Reilly charged. I wouldn't have had them done if it was the same price as new.
                 
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