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    Transmission Art Ideas

    I went to a local transmission shop to see if they had scrap for sell.
    After I asked the owner gave me the stink eye until I told him I was a welder.
    I am guessing he thought I was a drug addict trying to make a buck.
    After a good laugh he showed me to the back where there was junker car
    with the roof cut out filled to the brim with anything and every and everything.

    Now I just need to make up my mind and commite to a project.
    He also asked if I could build him something for the front of his shop.
    Maybe a over sized wrench made out of gears, or a whole transmission hung
    and disassemble to show every part. Just a few ideas?

    (sorry for the picture being so large)



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    Re: Transmission Art Ideas

    Leave it just like that and throw a light bulb at the top and a shade.
    Done.
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    Re: Transmission Art Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamble View Post
    Leave it just like that and throw a light bulb at the top and a shade.
    Done.
    My only two concerns are it being so heavy and how i would be able to drill a hole all the way in it.

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    Re: Transmission Art Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by itslukedavis View Post
    My only two concerns are it being so heavy and how i would be able to drill a hole all the way in it.
    I would consider making it into a Side Table or 'Cigar / Drink Table' (great for outside or on a deck). Add (weld) a wider but thinner Sprocket, Gear or similar piece to the top that would be big enough for some glass and put some silicon buttons underneath to support and cushion the glass... A nice piece of 'lightly' smoked glass on top would make that thing look just awesome.

    You could also add to it by bending and twist some stainless 1/4" or 3/8" rod and create 'stems' for drink holders by welding to the left and right of the shaft as well, thus making room for other things on top. I'd think about cleaning it up a bit and then just shooting it with clear, leaving the original look as is.... OR if you want a more modern and upscale look, blast it all with some silicon carbide and then shoot it with a few coats of clear. Just my .02

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    Re: Transmission Art Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by itslukedavis View Post
    I went to a local transmission shop to see if they had scrap for sell.
    After I asked the owner gave me the stink eye until I told him I was a welder.
    I am guessing he thought I was a drug addict trying to make a buck.
    After a good laugh he showed me to the back where there was junker car
    with the roof cut out filled to the brim with anything and every and everything.


    Now I just need to make up my mind and commite to a project.
    He also asked if I could build him something for the front of his shop.
    Maybe a over sized wrench made out of gears, or a whole transmission hung
    and disassemble to show every part. Just a few ideas?

    (sorry for the picture being so large)



    HI Luke..Buy the car..you can do lots of project out of it...this is what i did on the same material you got, one of my earlier projects...its now in Kuwait..i remember i traded it with a puppy
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    Re: Transmission Art Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by itslukedavis View Post
    I went to a local transmission shop to see if they had scrap for sell.
    After I asked the owner gave me the stink eye until I told him I was a welder.
    I am guessing he thought I was a drug addict trying to make a buck.
    After a good laugh he showed me to the back where there was junker car
    with the roof cut out filled to the brim with anything and every and everything.


    Now I just need to make up my mind and commite to a project.
    He also asked if I could build him something for the front of his shop.
    Maybe a over sized wrench made out of gears, or a whole transmission hung
    and disassemble to show every part. Just a few ideas?

    (sorry for the picture being so large)



    HI Luke..Buy the car..you can do lots of project out of it...this is what i did on the same material you got, one of my earlier projects...its now in Kuwait..i remember i traded it with a puppy
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    Re: Transmission Art Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by ironheart_ram View Post
    HI Luke..Buy the car..you can do lots of project out of it...
    Even if I had the money, with all the other parts that are not metal
    and all the grease. I'd end up hauling to the scrap yard myself out of anger.

    I just came up with a great idea finally! I want to turn it into a post apocalypse mortar cannon.
    Now just finding the right pieces, time, and the determination will be the hard part.

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