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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by AV8-Rider, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. AV8-Rider
    Joined: Jan 31, 2002
    Posts: 909


    The Wall Of Inspiration

    Recipe: This you need.

    Hot Rod interest preferably combined with "Nostalgic lakesfever"
    Puter, printer, bag of ink-cartridges and printer paper
    Internett accsess, ALTERNATIVELY some old mags/books and scissors
    A wrench night in the garage (gettin' nothin' done)
    A good friend
    A box of wallpaper glue
    A paint brush
    A white wall
    A cost / brush for straightening out bubbles. (I used dirty one gives that oldtime patinated look:D)

    Tha daaaaa ...ya got a wall of inspiration to peep at when lying on the cold floor wrenching during wintertime.
    Sorry for the poor pic quality, but ya get the point.

    Have and klazurfer sure had


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    Joined: Oct 7, 2002
    Posts: 1,309


    too cool good on ya
  3. Levis Classic
    Joined: Oct 7, 2003
    Posts: 4,066

    Levis Classic

    Looks build something with all those parts laying around!
  4. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,851


    Great idea!

    Wasn't that just the coolest thread?


  5. sodas38
    Joined: Sep 17, 2004
    Posts: 2,346


    Yaaa sure, love them norwegians!!

    Cool wall.
  6. AV8-Rider
    Joined: Jan 31, 2002
    Posts: 909


    Don't worry Levis. We're on the task. Have been for years as the matter of fact.
    Some late 40's style roadsters gone spin out'a that old den soon.
  7. 81ttopcoupe
    Joined: Feb 10, 2005
    Posts: 398

    from Cedar Park

    Cool, looks like my bedroom growning up. I wall paper the walls with Hot Rod, Street Rod, Etc. to cover up some nasty 30 year old(then) wall paper. Floor to ceiling, and then the ceiling. Mom and dad still have it that way twenty years later.
  8. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,490

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    I got four walls of inspiration in my garage...

    I used to have the "ceiling of boobies", too, but my girlfriend was jealous and made me take them down. Silly woman. Now you can see the footprints on the ceiling from one party where we were doing keg-stands.....
  9. Derek Mitchell
    Joined: Nov 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,796

    Derek Mitchell

    thats cool, i was thinkin something like that, but in the house.
  10. Looks cool.

    Where do you store your stuff?

    I have about enough room to hang a calender and that's it....
  11. AV8-Rider
    Joined: Jan 31, 2002
    Posts: 909



    What? You want to see the mess also?

    A lot where taken off the wall for the "tune up". Back up there now.
    Have had to part with a lot of cool stuff over the years to get one project going pr. guy. prioritys prioritys
    That's life when funds are limited.

    Kept the most precious goodies though.
    Will evolve into usefull rides hopefully.


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  12. Well . . . for a while there you had me worried.;)

    Good lookin' roadster.
    29's on 32 rails are pretty much the ultimate roadster in the hot rod world.
    If my 31 on 32 rails looks half as good I'll be happy.

    Here's one view of my shop that shows no place for pics.

    Some may think above the white pegboard is a good place and it is.
    The Calfornia shop had centerfold (hot rods) pics above it, but this shop will have a 2 x 12 shelf above the white pgboard.
    Gotta move the fluorescents and make some 1" square tubing braces, but that's about it.

    A future project, right after I get the 9" put together, still need one little part for it and all the parts are cluttering up the workbench.
    And do a couple little honey-do projects . . . I screwed up years ago when Sweetie discovered I could do woodwork projects that turned out not too bad.

    Fwiw - all the shelves you see above the 31's trunk are 2 x 12's with shallow dadoes and lag screwed together as well as bolted to the wall with braces.

    2 x 12's seem like overkill to some, but when you have 30-40 3# coffee cans full of bolts and nuts and car parts along with car parts that are heavy their own self, you'll be glad you built the HD stuff.

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  13. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,678

    from Hypocrisy

    The Wall of Inspiration is all well and good but what gets me going is the Underpants of Perspiration.
  14. Derek Mitchell
    Joined: Nov 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,796

    Derek Mitchell

  15. jusjunk
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 3,138

    from Michigan

    Im assuming the chair is for a good cold one (or a case) and some serious thinkin? I got 2 chairs in my garage but they aint near as nice as yours they are the cheap bag dealies! Maybe i need a nicer chair for thinkin? I caught hell for pondering the hot rod while i was in the woods huntin? Better than sleepin and lettin the critters walk by ?


  16. Maybe even two cold ones. :D

    Trick is to beat the other guys to the chair. :(

    The casters make it really handy cuz sometimes it's in the way and other times you need to move it back to get a little perspective on something.

    I got it for $20. about 20 years ago.
    It was the same style chair the power company used in their operating rooms except the company chairs had green upholstery.
    Probably so the company execs could lean back and think wistfully of all the money they had and the money-green color of the company chairs helped them wile away the long hours at their 10A - 2P job.
    (When they weren't flitting around in the company helicopters anyway)

    Anyhoo, hit a garage sale out on a lonesome two-laner near Fillmore, California and the folks were selling out their office stuff from a business that went under.
    I held out a $20., most politely, the gal holding the garage sale money got pissed, probably cuz the chair cost quite a bit more than that.
    I turned to leave, she said, "ok" and that was that.
    Funny how the sight of cash or the sight of cash walking away works. ;)

    Anyway, I bought it for the operators desk next to mine.
    Since we were a 24/7/365 operation we wore out chairs in no time and management was too cheap to buy them when they should have.

    On the way home, I told Sweetie that it would make a good chair for her sewing machine.
    She tried it, liked it and used it for quite a while and finally got tired of walking around it.
    I've had it in the garage ever since.

    As for the other operators?
    They had to suffer for a while.
    Sweetie first in my book. :p

    Wish't I had two of em.

    A guy needs something to put his foot up on and with two doxies, they each need their own chair sometimes....:D
  17. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,442

    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Wow... honored you thought enough of my pile to give it wallspace... especially next to some of the others I see. Thanks.
  18. AV8-Rider
    Joined: Jan 31, 2002
    Posts: 909


    Nice ride.:):)
    printed black and white with remains of a frame/border it looks old . Among a few other "new" cars up there.

  19. hot rod wille
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
    Posts: 695

    hot rod wille

    The Wall Of Inspiration

    I got LOTS of Inspiration----

    I live in a condo--so I have to rent a shop for my cars. My garage is my model shop---"little car shop". So then I go to ny shop for "big car quality time".

    If I need more "inspiration"---I just look at my loving son---"the acorn falls not far from the tree".

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  20. pikesan99
    Joined: Aug 13, 2002
    Posts: 370


    Been wanting to try something like that... never thought of the wallpaper glue. Nice job!

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