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GARAGE ART: What'd you build?

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

  1. Converted a 1930 blueprint file to a coffee table, I made the top to match. Powder coated the hardware and wheels gold vein.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. 57tailgater
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 682

    from Georgia

    What mechanism did you use and how do you like how it functions?
  3. My bil purchased the risers on line about two years ago and he can't remember. He is cheap so the brackets are as inexpensive as he could find. That being said they work ok but will bind if you dont lift evenly. I would think there would be some quality parts maybe with bushings as opposed to rivets. I'm sorry I cant give you better information on this. He started this two years ago and left the parts he purchased in my shop, I built it mainly to get it out of my work area.

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    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
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    Well I welded together a monkey with some huge nuts. m-4.JPEG
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  6. Got to love a monkey with big nuts

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  7. Railroad spikes and horses shoes[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. Drew up this sign and cut it out on the waterjet before the end of last year for a co-worker that was retiring and is building an A coupe now that he has all that extra time. We gave it to him at his retirement party. :D

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  9. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
    Posts: 354


    I’ll work on an automotive theme next...
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  10. The partridge family is cool

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  11. Made this for a friend[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  12. Rogga
    Joined: Sep 3, 2009
    Posts: 99


    A Chevy - Hockey buddy turned 50 and I made this in stainless. 20191102_113713.jpg
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    Does my coffee table qualify?

    I built it from a Cadillac driveshaft, roof rack, and Sportster rear wheel&fender.


    My coffee table has traveled across many states.
    My coffee table has conquered The Dragons Tail six times.
    My coffee table has been to the highest peak in the Great Smokie Mountains.
    My coffee table has ridden through the Ozark Mountains several times.
    My coffee table has run hot laps around the Mid Ohio Sports Car Track.
    My coffee table has traveled all the way to Texas to see the biggest, reddest sunsets you will ever see.
    My coffee table has braved fierce storms.
    My coffee table was built with geniune scrap parts.
    My coffee table has only one wheel, and it has seen more adventures than most people ever will.
    "You can live more in five minutes than most people live in a lifetime"

    Me and my coffee table

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    Joined: Apr 12, 2012
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  15. PhilA
    Joined: Sep 6, 2018
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    Didn't build it (other than the wall) but I painted a mural of my car to cheer up my workshop.

  16. acme30
    Joined: Jun 13, 2011
    Posts: 173

    from Australia

    Hi guys

    I have been a bit distracted to work on my 1932 pickup so I started on small unrelated side project.

    I don't have enough $$ to buy a real michelin man compressor so I thought I would have a go a building a mock up.

    I picked up the compressor at a local swap meet in 2019 for $20 and the michelin man has been in my stash for quite a while so all up it is a low buck item. It is not supposed to be an exact replica and not built for resale it is just a bit of functional garage art / tool.

    Still needs a bit of finishing and I would like to change the wheels when I can find something more period correct but here is what I have so far.

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  17. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
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    I found this 1950s intercom in a really old machine shop that closed. I restored it and converted it to a Bluetooth speaker. In the background of one photo you can see how rough it was when I found it.

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  18. olds vroom
    Joined: Jan 29, 2010
    Posts: 938

    olds vroom


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  19. Brand Apart
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
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    Brand Apart
    from Roswell GA

  20. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,872


    The sham Chevy is only about 2' deep. Stainless steel tank from a soda system, bogus engine mocked up, Holley double pumpers and velocity stacks. Lighting will be next.
  21. Just something to sit on the shelf[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  22. Awesome skull piston

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  23. olds vroom
    Joined: Jan 29, 2010
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    olds vroom


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  24. Barrelnose pickup
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
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    Barrelnose pickup

    Made this a couple of years back for a mates 60th, He had always loved the Vickys and his has the same colour scheme and blue dots . D367723B-4FDB-4298-B7DB-B116B4A6B429.jpeg
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  25. Restored the old RC sign at my shop just to stay busy during this virus stuff. Masked it off, hit it with red engine enamel and cleared it in the carport at my shop. Came out pretty good and should be preserved for several more years.

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  26. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Id call it less a restoration, but something like a rejuvenation rustification. Id be happy to have it hanging on my wall now!
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  27. I agree that was a great job on the RC sign. Now you need a moon pie sign to go next to it a great southern combo, nothing like a Moon pie and a RC cola snack

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  28. mrharley51
    Joined: Sep 16, 2007
    Posts: 223


    built this "32 special" a cigar box 3 string guitar, using a 32 license plate from a previous hot rod. It has an oak and poplar neck with a birch box. Plays slide blues and runs through a preamp and a Pignose amp

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  29. Moon50F3
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
    Posts: 216

    from Mesa, AZ

    Didn’t have the heart to throw that red sealed beam away, even tho it’s burned out. So I did this the other day with it and a junk bucket I had, which actually cleaned up nice. And I knew what my dad was going to say too - “reminds me of War of the Worlds.”
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  30. Caprice89
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
    Posts: 254


    Seasick Steve would say: "A three string diddley bow"
    Very nice!

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