Low band VHF antennas can be adapted for 6 meters, while the high band VHF antennas work good for 2 meter. The long boom corner reflector UHF antennas can be great 70 cm antennas. Here's a couple of tricks.
Look for solid aluminum rods in .25, and .375" thickness. Like Texas Towers sells in bulk. Sometimes you can find it at Lowes or TSC. It's good for replacing bad elements.
If out driving around and you spot a garage sale, look for plastic cutting boards that you can get for a buck. This stuff can be cut and used to replace bad insulators or make new ones for different positions. See my article on the balun support.
Read up on feed points, and different ways to match to an antenna. You can come up with some clever tricks at time for matching. Such as using the hollow existing elements with solid rod run inside them, and held together with a small host clamp. That way you can lengthen and shorten elements to get the best match.
Another good score is old satellite dishes. They can be modified for 70 cm and above.
The nice thing about TV antennas is that with careful modification you can be rather stelthy in your ham activity. I used a Channel Master 3617A for a while, and trimmed down the elements and it worked well for 2 meter SSB.
Frederick R. Vobbe, Allen County Ohio - Grid EN70wr
"Attention LIDs: It's OK for people to think you're an idiot. Just don't type messages on QRZ, or speak on the air and prove them right!"