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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:39 am    Post subject: VW part art Reply with quote

Cleaning up the shop a bit and finding all manner of used VW engine and transmission parts that are no longer suitable for reuse in a car but I'm feeling creative and thus contemplating turning them into some sculpture or functional art.

Pinterest has all manner of interesting ideas of table lamps, coffee tables, coat racks, wine racks, toothbrush holders, trophies and the like. None of it seems like VW parts were used.

I'd like to see pictures of things others have put together using VW parts to get some ideas started.

Post pictures of what you have!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:53 pm    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

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This is something that absolutely intrigues me.

Wish I had a fraction of the talent that exists at your house.

Where do you find the time?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

I made a lamp out of old parts I had laying around. The "VW" is made out of metal from the nose of my bus I cut off. I have no idea why they uploaded sideways. My lamp is in no way shape or form the quality of the one above. But I like it.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

Nice stuff and great inspiration!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

They're both really nice!!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

And here I was expecting the usual Camshaft or Crankshaft table lamp.

Instead I get Connecting Rods!

Great ideas though........

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

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made from the old bias ply sdpare was in the car when I got it
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

Old front nose from my bus. Its on the back porch with solar lights around it. Putting it up there was my wifes idea. Why they are uploading sideways I have no idea. Maybe because I uploaded them from my phone.




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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:16 pm    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

These are some wonderful ideas! Keep em coming Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

Now I have to find the VW hubcap banjo project my son was working on.
I will post the vw hubcap clock when the barn warms up...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:01 am    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

My wall art evening light, back lit and the shadow pattern is very interesting to see in person.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

my59 wrote:
Now I have to find the VW hubcap banjo project my son was working on.
I will post the vw hubcap clock when the barn warms up...


Did it use a heater channel for the neck?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:11 am    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

AWWWWWWWWSOME!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

Any new art made this winter?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

Karmannut wrote:
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Great work Karmannut. Ive got a set of 4 of those caps and I really love this idea. What did you use for the valvecover/shade post?

-Joe
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

I'm not sure if you can call it "art", but it was a fun project. He makes a good doorstop and still shifts. I named him Syncro.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:41 pm    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

Let me say you guys/gals/? are VERY creative.

I applaud your ingenuity.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: VW part art Reply with quote

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Great work Karmannut. Ive got a set of 4 of those caps and I really love this idea. What did you use for the valvecover/shade post?

-Joe

Joe thanks started with this cheap desk lamp disassembled and reassembled with the hub cap and valve cover there is a piece of hanger in the post as the valve cover made it to heavy it wouldn't stay up used the base in the hub cap to add weight to keep it from tipping over
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