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Old 09-24-2005, 11:08 PM
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The 56 Chevy parked in my living room.

I love this forum!

Here is one of the few "car art" objects I have done. God love a wife that will put up with this stuff.


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Nice! Can you use the tail light for mood lighting?
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Old 09-25-2005, 10:55 AM
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The tail lamp lights, blinker blinks and back up light lights. This is the "gas door" side where the tail lamp is hinged and drops down. Behind it is a shelf where the fuel filler tube was.

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Old 09-26-2005, 08:51 AM
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Brian,

Gotta love it. BTW, what does the "trunk" (back) side look like? Or did you weld together a left and a right half so that both sides look the same?

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Old 09-26-2005, 09:06 AM
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It's exactly the same on the other side. It looks like I took a car and cut right down the middle of each tail lamp and removed everything in the middle. In reality, I only used one quarter and fabbed the other side.

I shouldn't have said it was the "gas door side", it is actually only the "gas door tail lamp".

It was actually a right side quarter, the side you see in this photo was made by me. I wish I could get paid to do stuff like this, it was a blast.

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Old 09-26-2005, 09:26 AM
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Whoa, now I'm even MORE impressed. Nice fabrication job. I would think there would be a very nice market for that sort of work. It's nice because it takes up a lot less space than those chairs/sofas they make from a trunk or entire tail end.
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:09 AM
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Different view, how about putting a flamed mail box in place of the shelf, I think there would be a market for those !!!
Maybe, Fords, Pontiac, Olds, Buick !!!!
Keep up the excellent work.
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:58 PM
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I like the nightstand, my only suggestion is get rid if the "dolphin" on top of it!!
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i like that, i headed to the junk yard rightnow, if there are any old cars left out there
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What do you use to fill the hole in the wall when you take the car for a spin?
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That is awsome man! When I get my own place I want to have a sweet 50's diner looking kitchen and living room and do things like that. I had HEAPS of idea's for things like that just would be hard to FIND cars to use and if I found them I would hate to cut them up like that. That is why I need to find parts of cars and fenders and build off of that.
Good job though!
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:46 AM
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So nobody thinks I cut up a mint original convertible or something, it was a four door sedan and this quarter and the ends of the bumper were about the only usable part on the car!

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Old 09-27-2005, 11:52 AM
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What happened? did you let your wife back the car into the garage??

Awesome work man, I love that


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I haven't posted in some time but this I couldn't let go by.
Just thought I should say WOW !!!!
You did an excellent job on that piece.
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:41 PM
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Thanks guys, I have been looking for some other photos that I tool while I was building it but seem to have lost them.

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