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Old 04-20-2008, 04:32 PM
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Show us your Garage art.

I posted about my Street Rodder placemats I was putting up in my garage and Pmeisel asked about other things we may have on our walls. Thought I would start this thread.

I have my garage walls literally covered with "treasures". Most of it is junk to anyone else, but they are treasures to me.

I have everything from a 1958 (the year I was born) calender from the auto parts store where I bought my first paint. To a couple of the first magazines I ever bought, to my first drivers license, to a memorial to street rodder friends who have passed on. I have a shingle from a beer hut at the now gone local drag strip. My American Graffitti poster that I bought when I first saw it first run. I got the poster at a record shop (yes a RECORD shop) that is long gone. It was printed on the BACK of another poster!

How about the license plate off the 50 Olds I came home from the hospital in!

I recently started putting things up that I was "saving" in boxes. Saving for what? For my kids to go thru after I am gone and throw away? Like I said, it means nothing to anyone but me.

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Home made art

It is all I have so far. Since the basement is wall to wall Marilyn Monroe, I had to draw the line with the car stuff. The fiance let's this grace the wall of the billiard room. The grille shell was free and the mirror was about $15 I think.

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There you go, cool stuff!

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OMG, thats a 54 corvette engine in the last pic of the first post, what are you doing with that???
you've got some cool stuff there...
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OMG, thats a 54 corvette engine in the last pic of the first post, what are you doing with that???
you've got some cool stuff there...
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thanks for the link brian, now that i looked at that link i think i vaguely remember seeing it shortly after i joined.

the pic you posted today i referred to hit me in the head like a brick the instant i saw it, the dead giveaway was the chrome radiator surge tank beside the valve cover. i've worked on several 54s and restored a couple. i recognized it instantly...
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i keep my garage art on the floor, here is some of the "current" garage art...the "art" displays revolve like in a museum, or a work in progress: sorry about the focus, for some reason my cam doesn't do well under floursents.
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LOL, some of that stuff you can hang on the wall like art! What year? It has been many years since I had my 64 but that stuff is Mid year isn't it? Well, all those parts would be the same up thru the seventies wouldn't they? All except the manifold and valve covers which could be going on any year so I have no idea what you have.

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LOL, some of that stuff you can hang on the wall like art! What year? It has been many years since I had my 64 but that stuff is Mid year isn't it? Well, all those parts would be the same up thru the seventies wouldn't they? All except the manifold and valve covers which could be going on any year so I have no idea what you have.

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LOL, you know exactly what i have. all those parts are from a 1964 corvette (minus the manifold), yes they are Mid year parts (now called C2 parts). the valve covers are 63-67 small block specific. the manifold is an SY-1 nascar thingie, and yes, you are right once again--these parts are the same for any vette from 63 to 82. and yeah, i could hang them on the wall, but i think i'd rather hang them on my car...
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If you had a drum or backing plate out there I could have hit it on the head.

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Sometimes my walls are decorated with parts of a current project or just old stuff. To me its art to others its just old junk.
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More wall stuff.....
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I dig the injectors and the vintage timing light.

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Sometimes my walls are decorated with parts of a current project or just old stuff. To me its art to others its just old junk.
hey, i have those same mirrors on my austin 4 door gasser that you have on the yellow coupe. the funny thing is the engine sits where the front seat was and i sit where the back seat was--so my mirrors are attached to the rear doors. i don't have a pic of the car, but here's a pic of the gasser engine, hope it comes out:



hey brian, that one was all over the floor as garage art too...
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