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Hi guys,

I know this has been done before, but I wanted to share this nonetheless. The wife has been chewing my ears for a while now because she wanted a new coffee table for the living room.

As her every wish is my command (mainly for for the sake of peace and quiet), I went ahead and made one.

It's pretty cool that it acts as a coffee table and a bar both at the same time. Tim Taylor would probably love it! (ugh ugh):D

The glass top is a makeshift solution and will be replaced with a larger one but the glasser needs another few days to fabricate it.

 

The block is a 1968 made in Mexico 302 with a busted cylinder wall that was put to death in a 1965 Mustang Hardtop raced in classic racing.

I also have a 1966 289 lying here that encountered the same fate in another race. Maybe I'll do another one.....

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That is indeed the manliest coffee table I've ever seen Mike. I suggest you use a more manly name for it though...like "grog bench" or "lager trestle", and maybe use the lifter bores as Cuban cigar holders.

Brett

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Nice cupholders. I can't wait to see the end tables.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
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Nice cupholders. I can't wait to see the end tables.

 

End tables....... Hmm.... I got some Torq Thrust rims in the garage or the original Magnum 500s....... Don't give me ideas!

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OMG LOL

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My mustang is named Beth.

 

As in

 

Beth I hear you calling and I'll fix you right this time.

but both the kids need braces and I just can't spare a dime.

Just a few more paychecks and I'll get right back to you.

Oh Beth what can I do? Beth what can I do?

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Yep, that is really cool!!! same here I should make one for my cave!!!!!!

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You could def make some money making and selling those. I must make one now. Thats too cool for school.

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I think it's great.....SWMBO just rolled her eyes when I said ....I could do that!

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I was wondering what to do with all my cast away parts. you just helped me decide. I might put a lexan sheet instead since my party can get pretty rough hahaha.

Eric

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Thanx for the kudos guys!!

First I can reassure you: The wife is pleased. Make that really pleased.

She actually had me make it, after I unfolded the idea to her.

You gotta love her. She's fun to be with, she puts up with most of my stupid ideas, even let me name our cat "Shelby" and last but not least she's HOT! (Even after ten years of marriage!) :cool:

So, I guess, that one's a keeper!

 

I'd love to make some of these tables for you guys, but given that I live across the ocean the shipping would push these into a price range, where it simply wouldn't be worth it.:dodgy:

But as those blocks can probably be found easily in the US, you guys are in V8 Table Heaven!:D

Here it is actually pretty hard to find a block to start with, unless you know somebody who busted theirs.

If you want details, PM me, but it is not hard to figure out how to make them.

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Awesome! Did you start with a damaged block or is that still buildable?

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Awesome! Did you start with a damaged block or is that still buildable?

 

No, it's got a cracked cylinder wall. You don't get those things cheap enough to build something like this here in Europe when they can still be used.

But that was the better one of the two I had.

I got another 289 here that is really busted with one cylinder completely gone on the inside and a piece of the block torn out of it on the opposite side.

Gotta take a picture of that one and post it here.

Oh by the way, I'll be in California for two weeks in October! :-)

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Ha ha another " When Harry Met Sally" table :D That movie always cracks me up when I see these, but always cool for the gear heads. For those who don't know the super awesome movie, here's a clip:

LOL!

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Ha ha another " When Harry Met Sally" table :D That movie always cracks me up when I see these, but always cool for the gear heads. For those who don't know the super awesome movie, here's a clip:

LOL!

 

idk... I liked the coffee table...

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