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Ingenious repurposed car parts

 

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By Beth Judd
March 28, 2017

5 ingenious examples of car parts being repurposed into household items

 

For many classic car enthusiasts they often find themselves banished to the garage which is the only dedicated space allowed for working on their car. However, after taking a look at this blog you might be able to start pleading the case to your significant other that car parts do belong inside the house and can fit neatly and stylishly in every room. Best of all you don’t even need to spend a lot of time, effort or money creating them and you are helping the planet by recycling and reusing something.

So if you’ve ever found yourself in the unfortunate circumstance where there is simply no salvation for that old heap of metal sitting in the garage or if you find you have just too many classics for the space you have. Then we have found you 5 great examples where the scrapyard has been avoided!

 

Car pool table

Credit: Image from Car Pool Tables http://www.carpooltables.com/1965-ford-mustang-pool-table.html

 

The first on our list probably isn’t in many people’s budget (if we had a 1965 Ford Mustang lying around we certainly wouldn’t turn it into a pool table) but it is a great demonstration of people’s ingenuity and the variety of things people can create from car parts. It is a prime example of go big or go home and it may be an expensive transformation but it sure is impressive!

 

Engine block wine rack

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I want to say a big thank you to car manufacturers who made their engine blocks the perfect size to fit wine bottles. This is pretty easy to create, it just needs cleaning up and mounting and if you add a piece of glass to the top you have a nifty little table for perching your wine glasses on, just ensure you keep it fully stocked at all times to keep your engine revving.

 

Piston bookends

Credit: Image from https://www.etsy.com/listing/270179983/connecting-rod-bookends-piston-bookends?ref=market

 

You don’t even need an old banger to have a go at this project, you can easily find and make these industrial bookends from some old connecting rods, its inexpensive, resourceful and the perfect place to keep all of your Top Gear DVDs neatly organised.

 

AC Cobra sofas

Credit: Image from http://www.outofaces.com/ac-cobra-427-furniture/

 

Here we see retro style with a modern twist at its best. You can fit your whole lounge with this slick set up or if it’s not quite your taste for the longue, it would also work great in an office space or at a themed bar.

 

Police car chicken coop

Credit: Image from http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/chicken-coop-made-old-police-car-bendetto-burfalino.html

 

This one is just for a bit of fun, but if all you’ve got is a shell that’s going nowhere (and a few homeless chickens) then you can always knock up a pretty unique coop for your chickens!

Your old car can be transformed into just about anything if you put your mind to it. Having a little patience and imagination means it’s not the end of the road for your beloved car, if the car has some important significance to you then you can keep a part of it forever.

 

Engine block coffee table

Credit: Image from: Moss Europe Ltd.

 

We have our very own example of car parts being repurposed into household items in the reception of the London branch of Moss Europe. This custom made engine block coffee table was created especially for us by Tony Feltham from our Bristol Branch and is a great hit with our visitors. If you have your own example of repurposing car parts, then please share them with us on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

 

 

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