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  • fendermender
    started a topic 1949 chevy car couch

    1949 chevy car couch

    I built this for my wifes birthday 18 years ago.
    It is an actual love seat or couch, made from the trunk of a 1949 Chevy,

    She saw something like this on T.V. and told me she wanted one.
    On her B-day, her wish was my command!

    However.... What I showed her was a rusty old rear clip from a car I had just found in a junk yard.

    A year or two later, she recieved this.

    The only photo at this time has a guitar collection on it from a photo shoot for another deal.
    The trunk closes and the tail lights light up and there is a stereo mounted in it with speakers in the package tray.

    It is pearl white with a "heart beat of america" licence plate on it.

    The actual weld project was basicly putting a frame underneath it at the proper angle to have the right position to be functional.
    1" square tubing and some 70's model hood adjuster bolts for the feet.

    The rest of the project was body shop skills.
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  • fun4now
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    WOW!!! that is cool.
    now he needs to use the trunk for a cooler on the other side of the door.

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  • welderman23
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    fender mender what is wrong with you ???

    only one bass guitar???

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  • thatsgre8t
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    love seat

    fendermender, looks like your couch gave blurdydal other ideas. why must people post this crap?

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  • fendermender
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    Originally posted by Leons2003 View Post
    I've seen numerous desks made of front clips as well and are cool to say the least, but for another idea here is a couple of pics of a gas grill made of a front clip that I received in an e-mail the other day, thought it was a cool idea as well, don't think this cat would mind using his idea, however I would add a heat shield to the top unless you plan on cooking open top. Could make it a roll around, add a couple of runners w/alloys, would be cool, but that's just me.
    Good luck
    L*S
    That is great!!!!
    Thanks for sharing that.
    Randall

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  • Leons2003
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    I've seen numerous desks made of front clips as well and are cool to say the least, but for another idea here is a couple of pics of a gas grill made of a front clip that I received in an e-mail the other day, thought it was a cool idea as well, don't think this cat would mind using his idea, however I would add a heat shield to the top unless you plan on cooking open top. Could make it a roll around, add a couple of runners w/alloys, would be cool, but that's just me.
    Good luck
    L*S
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  • fendermender
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    Originally posted by burninbriar View Post
    Pretty cool, got any ideas for the rest of the car?
    Well I have seen and heard about desks made from the front end sheet metal of old cars.
    The wife has garage sale stuff sitting on the couch right now but I will take some more photos of different angles in a day or so when she removes all that stuff.
    Randall

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  • burninbriar
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    Pretty cool, got any ideas for the rest of the car?

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  • KBar
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    Nice idea, very impressive, bet she was thrilled

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  • aametalmaster
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    That is so cool. Nice job and good idea...Bob

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