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GARAGE ART: What'd you build?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by neonloverrob, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. porky55
    Joined: Aug 23, 2013
    Posts: 269


    Glad you like it. Yours looks good

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  2. Here's the next installment of my Model A grill creation.
    I had set up an English Ford Ten dizzy in the top, and will run some type of LED wiring to the spark plugs that will be in the four outlets on the top brass piece.
    While showing it to a Model A guy today, (who I thought would hate it, and he liked it) he says, you need a Model A dizzy, instead of that English crap, so I says, I would if I had one.
    Of course he had a spare, so now it's more correct, haha.
    The brass on the top is an old gas plant valve pulled apart, that was laying about in the shed. The gauge got the needle painted red, and a Clay Smith decal put on.
    I'm now looking for a clock, and barometer for above the traffic light. IMG_20160224_142859.jpg IMG_20160224_142905.jpg IMG_20160224_142917.jpg
  3. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 8,529

    from Missouri

    I like the one eye
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  4. I'll cover the plywood with some type of black material.
    I want to make the traffic light alternate, but have no idea how to do that, yet.
    I'll also put more brass and copper on it, but don't want to make it too Steam Punk.
    My other issue, is do I make it all LED powered by batteries, or have it wired up to plug into mains power.
  5. yruhot
    Joined: Dec 17, 2009
    Posts: 564


    Thats pretty cool, who didnt like wheel barrow rides as kids. is it a go kart or you get pushed every now and then?
  6. bobsmyuncle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
    Posts: 11

    from The Hammer

    Looks like its been a while since you've been around the site. If you have any interest in selling this please let me know.
  7. bobsmyuncle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
    Posts: 11

    from The Hammer

  8. To make the walk/don't walk light operate sequencially as it would in actual use, check out the Pedestrian Signal Unit Model P2 for $44 offered by from Lights To Go!, PO Box 533, Derby, KS 67037. Phone (316) 788-4911. email:

    I have no direct connection to this company other than being a satisfied customer! I've purchased more than 10 of their controllers for projects over the last few years with no problems. Great products at fair prices with good customer service.

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  9. Thanks Jim.
    I'll take a look.
    We have 240 v mains down here, as opposed to your 110 v mains, so may not be suitable, but I'm sure when I get in touch with them, we can sort something out. There will be some type of converter.
    This is going to take some time to build, I'm taking it slow, as I've so many ideas.
  10. frazzledsmythy
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 70


    I call it the Five Star Superb. I just finished this for a client of mine. It will be mounted up on a column in his office. A fun piece to build!

    Attached Files:

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  11. PKap
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 593

    from Alberta

    Don't know why I didn't see this till now, but I think this is very cool. Not sure exactly how it's supposed to work, but I like the steam punk vibe.
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 711


    grill-detail.jpg grill.jpg I posted this before without the art work. I couldn't resist
  13. hughesy
    Joined: Mar 12, 2013
    Posts: 32


    13407006_850527651745645_5799318559550706457_n.jpg Something l made out of an old chev grill
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  14. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 4,731

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Different twist on the subject but I like it!
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  15. slack
    Joined: Aug 18, 2014
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  16. jeepster
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 149

    from wisconsin

  17. xpletiv
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 937

    from chiburbs

    Is that an ipod player?
  18. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,115


    It's kin to BB8
  19. Malibob
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 500

    from Pittsburgh

    Shelf from wagon and license plate shelves.

  20. Daniels Auto Repair
    Joined: Jul 7, 2016
    Posts: 81

    Daniels Auto Repair

    Every time I looked at this hood, I saw this in my head...1995 camaro Indy parade car hood, slightly embellished. IMG_20160709_221635_hdr.jpg
  21. Malibob, I really like those license plate shelves. Neat idea.
  22. RoadkillCustoms
    Joined: Jul 10, 2008
    Posts: 270

    from Mesa, AZ

    Crankshaft, Flywheel and Steel Wheel Stool...
    Studebaker Tailgate Bench / Table with Glasspack Legs...
    1925 Muncie 3-Speed Transmission Lamp...
    1950 Chevy Seat ~ Working Lights and Cow Skin...
    Crankshaft Stool, Hibachi and Coil-Spring Stool...
  23. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 4,731

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Looks interesting but what is it?
  24. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 3,946



    Beautiful chair:

    Recommend you remove the starter ring from the flex plate, though. Those things eat up floors.
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  25. Made a lamp for my office.
    IMG_1635.JPG IMG_1634.JPG IMG_1636.JPG
    3 way switch controls lights and indicator bulbs around base and in bowl for a night light.
  26. Donut Dave
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
    Posts: 314

    Donut Dave

    Here's my effort in wall hangers....

    Model A shell
    1 Grill Shell .jpg

    Custom Simplex tank
    2 Tank.jpg

    Moon sign
    5 Moon .jpg

    55 Ford fender skirt
    4 skirt.jpg

    Tribute qtr panel to my old gasser
    3 Panel  .jpg
  27. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,558


    I have a friend who buys and sells vintage neon signs as well as general vintage items, I cut both sides off of this Metro for him to make wall hangers. The front glass cut fine, the back exploded when I was almost through. 14580342_10207168336103194_695740639_n.jpg 14569807_10207168336343200_779545064_n.jpg 14569704_10207168336383201_1512650439_n.jpg

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