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  1. xhailofgunfirex

    xhailofgunfirex New Member Established Member

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    After seeing the Range Rover Aluminum block coffee table last year I been dying to make my own engine block coffee table.

    After I messed up my 4.6 mustang gt engine last year I decided it was time to make my own.

    I basically bolted together two sets of rods and pistons then inserted them into the cylinders, so on one side the piston is upside down and pushed all the way down the cylinder, the other half is right side up and holds the glass up, the bottom piston/rods are gt ones and the top ones to hold the glass are stock cobra ones(flatter then gt ones).

    I also decided to make my own matching cupholder/coaster, this was achieved by milling out the center section of the piston so the can would fit!


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  2. G-STANG

    G-STANG Active Member Established Member

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    Thats awesome. I plan on doing the same thing once I move into house. I would not want to move that table every couple years as I move around alot.
     
  3. Paulinator

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    nice idea lol
     
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    Antagon New Member Established Member

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    Wait so nothing needed other than a wrench? Hmmmm
     
  5. xhailofgunfirex

    xhailofgunfirex New Member Established Member

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    I had to drill out the threaded holes one set of the rods, I used the stock rod bolts and put the bolt through one rod and used the threaded holes in the other to have it bolted together(if that makes sense). Also for the head of the bolt to sit flush I had to use an angle grinder and grind it flat(the bolt enters from the top of the rod where its curved). So I used the grinder to grind into the curved part and make a flat area, I also had to grind the skirts off on side of the pistons so the piston would be level since it rests on the side of the rod.

    Tomorrow ill take some pics of the rod piston assembly out of the block if people are curious.

    So all you need to do what I did, is a drill and an angle grinder.
     
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  6. BelvedereGTX

    BelvedereGTX Banned

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    ha! thats awesome dude!
     
  7. G-STANG

    G-STANG Active Member Established Member

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    Can't wait to see the other pics. How heavy was the block ? I saw a old block sitting outside the shop. It is from a lincoln ls and is a v-8 so maybe I will start tomorrow at the shop. Give me something to do lol cause it's slow.
     
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    01strimbullitt BYAH! Established Member

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    so what happens when your drunk and you kick that thing...? im guessing that it doesnt give much... :shrug:
     
  9. cobraman1024

    cobraman1024 Waiting to be Blown.... Established Member

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    sweeeeeeeeeeeettttt
     
  10. G-STANG

    G-STANG Active Member Established Member

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    That would hurt but more drinking will cure that till you wake up l:beer:
     
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    2L8IWON "I'm on the Mutha Fugger" Established Member

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    Where'd you get the glass?
     
  12. Snakesvt04

    Snakesvt04 SCREW THIS Established Member

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    :beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer:that is sweet......cheers to you
     
  13. Geno-04

    Geno-04 Active Member Established Member

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    Thats cool as hell! I might do the same.
     
  14. BLOOWN03

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    I think that is so cool...great idea, Thanks for sharing those pictures
     
  15. 90mustang306

    90mustang306 Dead Crawlin Established Member

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    Someone made one a couple years ago...looks good man!!
     
  16. My94GT

    My94GT New Member Established Member

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    i want to make one really bad i have an old 302 block i just gotta sand blast it and polish it one of these days
     
  17. CobraBob

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    That is pretty cool! Very clever and imaginative. :beer:
     
  18. 00SVT

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    Very cool, Only thing I would do different would be to paint the block.
     
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    Thats a potential million dollar idea there my friend! Get on it before someone on here starts a thread about selling these. I would definitely buy one of these!
     
  20. Scout238

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    lol i wouldn't put it in my living room. but good idea man! atleast it looks clean. very creative
     

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