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  • Recycled a TV and found a car part?

    So, here's the story. Daughter moving out of state has a non-op 65" LCD TV she needs disposed of. Dad says no problem, will drop it of at a recycle center.
    Well, as it seems, big TV's are not wanted at most recycle centers but Best Buy will recycle it for a $25 fee.
    Can you say CASO?
    Decided to do my own recycle and ripped the dang thing apart. Glass screen folded up nicely into the trash container, while the plastics broke into smaller pieces and into the recycle containers.
    As I was getting down to the metal frame that supports all this plastic and glass, my wife walks out and comments that it looks just like the patch panels for the Studebaker floors I had bought recently.
    BOOM, a light bulb went off. It may not be the perfect configuration and the reinforcing ridges may not be in the perfect spots, but it will work in some areas that just need to cover a hole.
    So, instead of spending $25 and a road trip, I now have several hundred dollars worth of patch panel material to fix a few problem areas with.
    Plus, it gave me about a half hour of pleasure just ripping something apart with no intention or desire of ever trying to put it back together again.
    sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
    1950 Champion Convertible
    1950 Champion 4Dr
    1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
    1957 Thunderbird

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    Pictures please ! ! ! Of the plating...
    sigpic

    Josephine
    -55
    Champion V8
    4d sedan

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Noxnabaker View Post
      Pictures please ! ! ! Of the plating...
      Can't have pictures with the screen folded up and in the trash. LOL

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      • #4
        Very "Earth Friendly" of you.

        Best Buy would probably just send it to the Landfill like the small AAA, AA, D, and C Batteries that they "Recycle"!
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
          Very "Earth Friendly" of you.

          Best Buy would probably just send it to the Landfill like the small AAA, AA, D, and C Batteries that they "Recycle"!
          Why are there no 'B' batteries?
          Jerry Forrester
          Forrester's Chrome
          Douglasville, Georgia

          See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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          • #6
            Pictures.......it's a flat sheet of metal with stampings to reinforce it, just like Studebaker floors. Probably some sort of a chromatic plating to stop corrosion.
            Should be real dang pretty when welded into place.Click image for larger version

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            sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
            1950 Champion Convertible
            1950 Champion 4Dr
            1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
            1957 Thunderbird

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            • #7
              That IS Cool! That's ONE BIG TV!
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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              • #8
                There were B batteries, Jerry. They were used to supply plate voltage for the vacuum tubes in old radios. Now you have more useless knowledge.

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                • #9
                  That one was a 65" diagonal that quit working after 10 or 12 years. I'm moving an 85" one to my daughter in a week or so. If it fails at some time, might be able to replace a pick-up truck bed floor. Along with the metal there are several layers of plastic that shield the actual screen from this metal piece. One piece is about 1/8" thick and the other 2 are more like the stuff the foreign car owners use for side windows when theirs gets broken out.
                  Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                  That IS Cool! That's ONE BIG TV!
                  sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
                  1950 Champion Convertible
                  1950 Champion 4Dr
                  1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
                  1957 Thunderbird

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                  • #10
                    Oh no! They’re turning Studes into TV’S!!! Aaaaggghhh!

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                    • #11
                      That sure it a good idea to use! Gotta get me one of those flat TV's now...
                      sigpic

                      Josephine
                      -55
                      Champion V8
                      4d sedan

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by oilnsteel View Post
                        There were B batteries, Jerry. They were used to supply plate voltage for the vacuum tubes in old radios. Now you have more useless knowledge.
                        More useless knowledge: they're still used in lanterns in Europe.
                        Skip Lackie

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                        • #13
                          Studebakers into tv's. Maybe the remote will start it now.

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                          • #14
                            No, the other way around..............turning TV's into Studebakers. How ironic, huh? What goes around, comes around.
                            Originally posted by swvalcon View Post
                            Studebakers into tv's. Maybe the remote will start it now.
                            sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
                            1950 Champion Convertible
                            1950 Champion 4Dr
                            1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
                            1957 Thunderbird

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                            • #15
                              I would be surprised if that is metal that can be welded.
                              thom

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