classic car forum header
Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration.
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
How To Register     Posting Photographs     Privacy Policy     F/book facebook.com/oldclassiccar

Re-purposed old-car bits
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration. Forum Index -> Classic & Vintage Cars, Lorries, Vans, Motorcycles etc - General Chat
Author Message
Rick
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Apr 2005
Posts: 21707
Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:03 pm    Post subject: Re-purposed old-car bits Reply with quote

Someone's made a chair out of the remains of a '50s Oxford

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-1960-s-Morris-Oxford-Sofa/124407941189

Do you own anything re-purposed from an old car, or similar?

RJ
_________________
Rick (OCC Admin)
Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mikeC



Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 1668
Location: Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A thousand quid and he hasn't even dealt with the rust Shocked
_________________
in the garage: 1931 Austin 7, 1953 Lancia Appia
recently departed: 1967 Singer Chamois, 1914 Saxon, 1930 Morris Cowley, 1936 BSA Scout, 1958 Lancia Appia coupe, 1922 Star 11.9 ... the list goes on!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Apr 2005
Posts: 21707
Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeC wrote:
A thousand quid and he hasn't even dealt with the rust Shocked


"patina", haven't you 'eard??!?? Very Happy

RJ
_________________
Rick (OCC Admin)
Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
peter scott



Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 6538
Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many years ago we used these matching layshafts as candlestick holders on our dining room table. I swapped both out of our Rebel after each lost one and a half teeth off third gear. I never discovered why it happened.

Peter


_________________
http://www.nostalgiatech.co.uk
1939 SS Jaguar 2 litre saloon
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Ray White



Joined: 02 Dec 2014
Posts: 4168
Location: Derby

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter. You have definitely come up in the world!! Surprised
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
peter scott



Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 6538
Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
Peter. You have definitely come up in the world!! Surprised


Very true Ray. When daughter Janet grew too big for a carry cot in the back of our Ginetta I had to sell it and buy something bigger (The Rebel).

Peter Sad
_________________
http://www.nostalgiatech.co.uk
1939 SS Jaguar 2 litre saloon
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
BigJohn



Joined: 01 Jan 2011
Posts: 928
Location: Nr. Lancaster

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After my wife had me paint the threshold step in porch due to our sons big boots ripping the paint off for the umpteenth time, I screwed a sill plate off a P6 to it. It is still there, shiny bright, nearly 16yrs later, and i've not had to paint the step since. Result!
_________________
1974 Mk1 Escort. 1971 Triumph 2000 Mk2 Auto.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ray White



Joined: 02 Dec 2014
Posts: 4168
Location: Derby

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not from a car... but as a teenager I would sometimes take a paying passenger (illegally) on my delivery bike and fitted motorbike "Dreadnought" foot rests to the back wheel spindle. Embarassed
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
peter scott



Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 6538
Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did possess another piece of repurposed automobilia but having just looked I must have disposed of them. They were a pair of quite nice lacing leather shoes that I bought in Spain about 40 years go. They looked very normal until you looked at the soles that were very obviously sections of car tyre tread.

Another totally different repurposed item I used for years was a couple of short leaf spring leaves that I used as tyre levers until I got into 18" wheels and learned to use the proper Dunlop 9" levers that are part of my old car's tool kit.

Peter
_________________
http://www.nostalgiatech.co.uk
1939 SS Jaguar 2 litre saloon
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Ray White



Joined: 02 Dec 2014
Posts: 4168
Location: Derby

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just remembered. For many years I had an old Triumph GT6 window winder as a handle on my shed door. It used to make my Father in Law smile; he had worked at a BL main dealer garage.

I also used an old Austin Seven block as a door stop.

As a child I had a large GB sign on the back of my (tandem) soap box. I also had pretend rear lights from a pre War car. It looked good!

There are probably other car things that I have re purposed which I might remember given time.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Rick
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Apr 2005
Posts: 21707
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Moggy Minor steering wheel table is quite neat

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR-Banjo-Steering-Wheel-GLASS-TOPPED-TABLE/224246011331

RJ
_________________
Rick (OCC Admin)
Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration. Forum Index -> Classic & Vintage Cars, Lorries, Vans, Motorcycles etc - General Chat All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Forum T&C


php BB powered © php BB Grp.