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    Thread: Car parts as everyday household items

    1. Member vasillalov's Avatar
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      01-05-2012 02:33 PM #1
      We've seen all kinds of automotive components being used as home decorations and sculptures.

      How about some more practical applications of car parts that people use on a day-to-day basis in their homes?

      I'll start with this brilliant example:


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      01-05-2012 02:42 PM #2
      Careful you don't overboost and blow a seal while you're sitting on the can.

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      01-05-2012 02:44 PM #3

      Cool thread idea. I like some of those tables made from engine blocks and such, like on top gear
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      01-05-2012 02:54 PM #4
      repurposed wheels




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      01-05-2012 03:17 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by vasillalov View Post
      We've seen all kinds of automotive components being used as home decorations and sculptures.

      How about some more practical applications of car parts that people use on a day-to-day basis in their homes?

      I'll start with this brilliant example:

      I'd like to see their hand dryer.

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      01-05-2012 03:21 PM #6
      Reminds me of all those independent auto parts stores with piston ashtrays and mechanics who use car bench seats for waiting room furniture.

      For years, we had a Christmas tree self-waterer that my dad built out of our old Chevrolet's coolant overflow bottle and auto tubing. To keep it from being too ghetto, Mom made a fake giftwrapped box to cover it.

    7. 01-05-2012 06:13 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by sirswank View Post
      repurposed wheels


      Puuurfect. I was just walking past a slightly bent rim in my basement wondering what to do with it...

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      01-05-2012 06:20 PM #8
      Cool Thread.
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      01-05-2012 06:28 PM #10
      I like this thread

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      01-05-2012 06:37 PM #11
      Well it's not a Recaro, but it serves me well.

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      I don't understand why some people don't use capitalization when typing on the internet? Capitalization is important. Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

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      01-05-2012 06:39 PM #12
      great thread

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      01-05-2012 10:17 PM #13
      I had a '66 beetle mirror taped to my monitor at work for a short while. No pics, but you get the idea. If you've ever worked in one of those cubicles where your back faces the "door" you'll probably understand why.
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      01-05-2012 10:23 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Salty VW View Post
      I had a '66 beetle mirror taped to my monitor at work for a short while. No pics, but you get the idea. If you've ever worked in one of those cubicles where your back faces the "door" you'll probably understand why.

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      01-05-2012 10:23 PM #15
      That block table and Recaro chair are amazing...
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      01-05-2012 10:26 PM #16
      In for ideas on what I can make

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      01-05-2012 10:41 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by FlyRide337 View Post
      In for ideas on what I can make

      I have an old MK4 2.slow OEM camshaft. I've been keeping it and secretly thinking of turning it into a desk lamp.

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      01-05-2012 10:42 PM #18
      I would like to see more please! I really like the wheel garden reel.

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      01-05-2012 10:46 PM #19
      .... This thread.
      A solution exists, and is left for the reader as an exercise.
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      01-05-2012 10:46 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid_Hatch View Post
      I've been wanting to do this once I can find a repacement set of fronts for my B5. Is there a DIY or is it as easy as just bolting up an office chair bottom to the seat lol

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      01-05-2012 11:07 PM #21
      All it takes is some flat steel and a couple bolts.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JimmyD View Post

      I don't understand why some people don't use capitalization when typing on the internet? Capitalization is important. Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

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      01-05-2012 11:28 PM #22
      wheel bearing paper weight.

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      Love the TP turbo! Hmm, how many pistons would this cam be for...

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      Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?

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      01-06-2012 05:45 AM #26
      Wow the examples of what can be done with old parts are amazing. I like this thread

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      01-06-2012 06:03 AM #27
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      01-06-2012 06:06 AM #28
      I'm pretty sure this belongs to TCL member DedRok.

      Also this thread is awesome. In for more.
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      01-06-2012 06:08 AM #29
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      Forget the paper! Just bend over and use the turbo!
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      01-06-2012 06:48 AM #31
      ... this thread is full of win.
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      01-06-2012 07:01 AM #32
      I have a cam shaft sitting around... along with a bunch of useless lamps. Sounds like a Sunday afternoon project once the football season is over
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      01-06-2012 07:32 AM #33
      Are all camshafts hollow though?
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      01-06-2012 07:35 AM #34
      Great thread...

      In our travels, I can't tell you how many "homes" we have seen landscaped with tires and variations thereof (especially in the Southeastern quadrant of the country):




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      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Are all camshafts hollow though?
      No but motorcycle cams are.

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