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Made my First piece of automotive furniture

l0wb00st

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Found an LS1 short block that had spun a bearing on CL. Bought it for $150 and made this. I think I want to try and make some legs for it to jack it up a little higher, and then i can put the crank in it as well. I still have the crank, all the mains, and 4 rods/pistons left over.

Let me know what you guys think! getting this thing down my basement stairs by myself was a bit of a pain in the ass :rofl:




 

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Baddass. I agree it needs to sit a bit higher tho. Maybe a slightly wider piece of glass to fill the space out more?
 

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Yeah, Definitely needs a different piece of glass. I got this one for free from a buddy, so I figured i'd use it until I get a bigger piece
 

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Looks awesome man! I agree with others...I'd make it slightly higher, and use a bigger piece of glass.
 

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Been thinking about blowing apart the 3800 that I have sitting around and doing this as well. Looks awesome!
 

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Nice!

I helped a buddy do the engine coffee table, we painted the engine block like you would normally leaving some sections exposed metal. The exposed sections where then wire wheeled to give it a bright shiny surface and then the whole thing clear coated. He did a sbc350 and man that was a heavy sumbitch moving into his basement.

I'd love to do one for myself but my dogs are such energetic assholes they would constantly knock the glass off.
 

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I definitely dig it.
 

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I love it, I think my kids would love to play with it as much as I would love to have one. Definitely bigger glass.

Could use clear silicone on the piston tops to hold the glass down / secure it.
 

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Looks good! I will post back later, I have a few lamps and a table from an ls1 block I made.
 

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Thanks Guys! Not bad for my first try haha


Nice!

I helped a buddy do the engine coffee table, we painted the engine block like you would normally leaving some sections exposed metal. The exposed sections where then wire wheeled to give it a bright shiny surface and then the whole thing clear coated. He did a sbc350 and man that was a heavy sumbitch moving into his basement.

I'd love to do one for myself but my dogs are such energetic assholes they would constantly knock the glass off.
I took a bore hone and honed the cylinders and then sprayed them with clear because the cylinder liners are steel. pretty much the rest of the block is aluminum so I left it for now.

How the fuck did you get that in the basement by yourself?
Threw a microfiber over the end of the valley, grabbed it and one-arm-hulked it down the stairs :rofl: :bigthumb:

you can see the orange microfiber in one of the pics
 

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You could always make a little cradle to look like a engine stand to raise it up a bit.


Killer job btw!
 

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You're nuts. Idk if I would've felt like doing that and I've got two arms... :rofl:
 

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You're nuts. Idk if I would've felt like doing that and I've got two arms... :rofl:
I had it in my garage mostly finished for a week. Finally felt like finishing it and wasn't gonna just let it sit finished in the garage haha

I texted my girlfriend that it was really heavy after i moved it from the garage to the kitchen and she said i should wait and get someone to help move it downstairs. About 2 min later i texted her a picture of it in the basement and the caption "too late" :rofl:
 

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Did you get the cam? I made a lamp out of the one I had to go on top the the table

 

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