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    Default Setting up a parking block

    I somehow acquired a beautiful 6ft cement parking block. However there are 2 giant bolts sticking out about 8 inches at both ends. Is there an easy way to remove these beasts?

    I'm stoked to wax it up but those bolts are so lame. lol

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    a hacksaw and 20 minutes.
    The last man on earth was sitting in his living room when he heard a knock at the door...

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    Yo man thanks for the reply. That will be my next little project.

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    did you steal them from a parking lot?

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    angle grinder......I bought a parking block at my local professional (as opposed to home depot) building supply. I think it was $25 and has been in my driveway for dork tricks for a few years
    that's gonna leave a mark.........yup gravity still works

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    yeah, just get a grinder or even a circular saw with a metal cutting blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xgecko View Post
    angle grinder......I bought a parking block at my local professional (as opposed to home depot) building supply. I think it was $25 and has been in my driveway for dork tricks for a few years
    It has never once occured to me that you could buy a parking block. Now I want to get one. I have no clue where a professional building supply company is around here, but I'm going to lookin into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Infested View Post
    It has never once occured to me that you could buy a parking block. Now I want to get one. I have no clue where a professional building supply company is around here, but I'm going to lookin into it.
    it never occurred to me either but we have this builders supply place near my house that specializes in rock, stone, brick and cast concrete materials....sitting in the yard was a pallet of parking blocks. I couldn't pass that up
    that's gonna leave a mark.........yup gravity still works

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    if i had the room at my house i'd put one on top of some cinder blocks to make an awesome little ledge.
    The last man on earth was sitting in his living room when he heard a knock at the door...

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    I have been eyeballing every parking block I see... I want one in my basement badly...

    Almost posted about it in the dream thread, because I've woken up thinking about it on many occasions.

    I gotta buy me one...

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    I gotta get around to getting a jersey barrier

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    Quote Originally Posted by TONY! View Post
    did you steal them from a parking lot?
    Hey Tony. Naw it was actually sitting in a vacant lot with some other rubbish. I'm not sure why it was just sitting there, but I couldn't pass it up. lol

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    Show us some pics
    Skate Til You Puke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    I gotta get around to getting a jersey barrier
    Its much easier to pour your own then to acquire one. They weigh like almost 2 tons so you can't even move one off a truck with a bobcat you need a front end loader. It would cost a fortune to have one put somewhere. I love skating a parking block that's where I learned almost ever trick I have. The best is 3 foot tranny to parking block, so much fun.

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    Anyone try the mojo rails jersey barrier?
    http://skateboardrampsandrails.com/newjeba.html
    I have there 7 foot flatbar and like it a lot.

    Speaking of weight, I can't believe a 7 foot parking block weighs almost 300 pounds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHart View Post
    Its much easier to pour your own then to acquire one. They weigh like almost 2 tons so you can't even move one off a truck with a bobcat you need a front end loader. It would cost a fortune to have one put somewhere. I love skating a parking block that's where I learned almost ever trick I have. The best is 3 foot tranny to parking block, so much fun.
    I was meaning the plastic ones. We used to have one at our local park, but it got stolen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    I gotta get around to getting a jersey barrier
    Try living in Jersey, driving by them all the time, and holding yourself back from just taking one. Hahah I see them all the time and want to just take them so bad yet i cant....and skate shops and ramp builders over price the **** out of them for no reason other then greed.

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    Thats so whack

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    Personally I'd paint the parking block.
    With real paint.

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