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Turning a blown buttom-end into a coffee table.

Old 10-08-2012, 11:22 AM
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Default Turning a blown buttom-end into a coffee table.

I am looking to turn my blown 86mm GSR block into a coffee table. I've seen it done with V-8's but not many Bseries. I want to use head studs to secure the table top (not sure if I am using glass or plexiglass). But I'm not sure if I want to the internals seeing as some of them are were damaged i.e the pistons 3 and 4 are scrathed up, should I still use them? Also should I use other things like the water pump? Any input would be great.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:25 PM
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Default Re: Turning a blown buttom-end into a coffee table.

I'd strip it down to almost nothing, and maybe leave the pistons in if you want. Depends on the look you're going for. Most of the V8/V10/V12 ones I've seen are just a bare block that's been cleaned up and either media blasted or painted/powdercoated.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:20 PM
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Default Re: Turning a blown buttom-end into a coffee table.

I wouldn't do that. It won't hold up without sleeving it first.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:04 PM
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Default Re: Turning a blown buttom-end into a coffee table.

the only problem is that the block isnt tall enough. ive thought the same thing. too short
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:32 PM
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I wouldn't do that. It won't hold up without sleeving it first.
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Default Re: Turning a blown buttom-end into a coffee table.

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the only problem is that the block isnt tall enough. ive thought the same thing. too short
weld the rods, with the pistons attached, to the sleeves (so theyre sticking way out of the cylinders) and sit the table on top of the pistons. But stagger the angle of the four rod/piston combo
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Default Re: Turning a blown buttom-end into a coffee table.

Buy a k series block that's working, strip it and use that as a table. Profit.
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Default Re: Turning a blown buttom-end into a coffee table.

Number one way to repel women from your house? Install a Honda engine coffee table.
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Number one way to repel women from your house? Install a Honda engine coffee table.
Yeah not concerned with that. It's going to be game room coffee table
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Originally Posted by 9civic5 View Post
I wouldn't do that. It won't hold up without sleeving it first.
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