Register now to get rid of these ads!

Car couch plans?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ralph Moore, Dec 4, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Ralph Moore
    Joined: May 1, 2007
    Posts: 409

    Ralph Moore
    Member

    [​IMG]

    Anyone seen plans for one of these or built one and kept notes?
     
  2. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,191

    Doc.
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I've got one made out of a '55. I love it. I didn't build it, but I would be happy to take some measurements if that would help.Mine just barely fit through the door, so don't make it to deep.

    Doc.
     
  3. OLIVER BROS GARAGE
    Joined: Oct 12, 2007
    Posts: 7,236

    OLIVER BROS GARAGE
    Member

    You probably won't find any plans really. Just depends on what car parts your using, as there all different sizes.
     
  4. Ralph Moore
    Joined: May 1, 2007
    Posts: 409

    Ralph Moore
    Member

    I've got a 55 Ford wagon sitting in the yard, it's pretty much toast, But I think it will work for this. My first car was a 55 Ford, so that's why it's my choice.
    I'm not worried about size as it will be going in the garage.
    I prefer however, to make the couch from the front of the car, with working headlights and all.
    And yes, pictures or measurements, especially of the frame work would be helpful.
     
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. roddin-shack
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,623

    roddin-shack
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Heres mine, it is made of fiberglass and uses gennie 55 Chev parts inluding working tail lights. You need measurments just ask, I might even sell it if you want to come and get it. Larry :D
     

    Attached Files:

  6. old lady's mad
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 162

    old lady's mad
    Member

    if was was going to use a wagon id make a bed.
     
  7. newfalconowner
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 829

    newfalconowner
    Member
    from NS Canada

    your at the North Pole,, go visit Santas workshop,, sure he builds those too. he is a hotrodder on his time off

    [​IMG]
     
  8. newfalconowner
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 829

    newfalconowner
    Member
    from NS Canada

  9. I built two, and two desks. There are some pics in a folder called Office on my profile. Took lots of pics along the way to do a tech one day since I found no plans when I started. I'm in a parking lot on my phone while my wife shops at the moment, so really can't help much right now. LOL when I get back to my computer I can help you with all you need.
     
  10. red baron
    Joined: Jun 2, 2007
    Posts: 603

    red baron
    Member
    from o'side

    That is a cool office!!
     
  11. 1950coronet600hp
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
    Posts: 2,196

    1950coronet600hp
    Member

    here's a picture of a car couch.. hope this helps :)
    [​IMG]
     
  12. No Cents
    Joined: Feb 28, 2009
    Posts: 328

    No Cents
    Member

    I always wanted a car couch but it would probably end up in the garage
    other than my recliner I don't have a lot of input in the house furniture.
    Thats right..... I said it.... She runs the house. Dammit.
    So I made a garage friendly "couch".
    It folds up when not in use so it doesn't use up
    too much floor space and the lights are wired to
    come on with the overhead lights.
    My Dachshund Gracie really likes it too.
    Besides who doesn't enjoy sitting on a tailgate
    and drinking a few beers before resuming on your current project. :D


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  13. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 481

    rustydusty
    Member

    Just find a '57 Chevy with the rumble seat option! :rolleyes:
     
  14. Ralph Moore
    Joined: May 1, 2007
    Posts: 409

    Ralph Moore
    Member

    drdave,

    That's great! I love the woody receptionist's desk. I want to build mine from the front of the 55 Ford, so it will probably only be a two seater.

    Thanks,

    Ralph
     
  15. Brandy
    Joined: Dec 23, 2004
    Posts: 5,288

    Brandy
    Member
    from Texas


    I know that's a super off topic truck.......but that overall idea is SUPER freaking clever!! I NEVER EVER would have thought of that!!:eek::D
     
  16. Merge
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 319

    Merge
    Member



    I'll second that! I know what's going on the walls in my next shop!
     
  17. Brandy
    Joined: Dec 23, 2004
    Posts: 5,288

    Brandy
    Member
    from Texas

    Since my move to Texas, you couldn't possibly imagine all the donor trucks just awaiting a date with a sawzall.:D
     
  18. No Cents
    Joined: Feb 28, 2009
    Posts: 328

    No Cents
    Member

    I know it's WAY off topic but I bought the running & driving truck for $53.
    All I wanted was the tranny.
    I never seem to have any good OLD stuff left for garage art.
    So I used what I had. :D
     
  19. Brandy
    Joined: Dec 23, 2004
    Posts: 5,288

    Brandy
    Member
    from Texas

    The idea is there........I could care less what model you used, it's the ingenuity behind it I love.:D
     
  20. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,896

    moefuzz
    Member

    How about a porch bench?

    made outta an old school bus seat and some jb weld....

    [​IMG]
     
  21. bulldogcustomchrome
    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 77

    bulldogcustomchrome
    Member


    That is one of the best ideas I've seen in a while. You're going to have a lot of guys knocking this one off. Lost of uses- couch, desk, work bench. Very clever.
     
  22. wolfhound423
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 559

    wolfhound423
    Member

    Holy Cow, Dr. Dave! I hate office work, but with surroundings like that, damned if I wouldn't mind working there!
     
  23. ChromePlaterJosh
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 667

    ChromePlaterJosh
    ALLIANCE MEMBER


    Wow! Those turned out great. I had no idea you had the car theme going on in your entire office; I love it. :D
     
  24. jakesbackyard
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 408

    jakesbackyard
    Member
    1. Upholstery
    from ND

    That truck box is genius!

    Dr. Dave - I've been waiting to see what the office looked like done. You should post all those pics on that thread you had on the uph group. Looks great!
     
  25. OLIVER BROS GARAGE
    Joined: Oct 12, 2007
    Posts: 7,236

    OLIVER BROS GARAGE
    Member

    Not much for the original thread ideas of measurements and such but some very cool ideas showing up here.
     
  26. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,049

    roughneck424
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I second the motion..
     
  27. dirty4
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 163

    dirty4
    Member

    excellent post!...looks like a great idea for my work bench!
     
  28. The Hot Rod Grille
    Joined: Apr 6, 2006
    Posts: 711

    The Hot Rod Grille
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Here's a pic of my "real steel" '57 Chevy couch. I like to tell folks it was an old convertible and the top was ragged, plus it had some emblems on the front fenders that said "fuel injection", so it must have had the wrong motor. Obviously, with those things wrong, it couldn't be worth much, so I cut it up and made a couch. I tell them "if it had been a '57 Ford, I would have fixed it up and driven it". The look on their face is always priceless!

    The other pic is my most recent project, a "wheel chair" made from four 19-inch model A rims. It's getting sandblasted and powdercoated gloss black.

    Jim
     

    Attached Files:

  29. I am away from my computer at the moment that has all the pics and stuff of how I built mine. I can post up more info when I get back to work.
     
  30. Ralph Moore
    Joined: May 1, 2007
    Posts: 409

    Ralph Moore
    Member

    No cents,
    Great idea for the tailgate couch. I just might cut the back of the wagon off, get rid of the top, and use it for the tailgate style seat like you have.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.