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Post  Speedy on Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:46 pm

Just got tagged on a post on Facebook with the following pic

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article here http://www.roadandtrack.com/go/car-culture/use-a-1970s-chevrolet-truck-grille-to-show-off-your-hot-wheels?src=soc_fcbks

Looks kinda nice
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Post  newt5550 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:47 pm

Now thats an idea scratch
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Post  turn the wheel on Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:27 pm

Small scale models and large grill................good idea.........food for thought !!!!!!

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Post  Speedy on Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:53 pm

It is kinda cool and the one of the Beetle side glass is neat too

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but I'd love to have the space to do something based on a Mini Traveller

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might be able to make storage in the lower panels and then display cars behind the sliding glass
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Post  Hampton Caught on Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:18 pm

I've got the rear of a Morris Minor Traveller in my dining room!  Cool

I don't use it to display my models, though.  It stores my bottles and glasses instead.  When I made it, I used as many new parts as I could (including the chrome work and timber, which is American Ash, and wired it up to a PIR sensor so the tail lights and number plate lights light up if someone walks into (or past) the room.  

Makes a great centre piece for the dining room and never fails to get positive comments.

The Mini Traveller idea would work well, so long as you could obtain the metal panels.  Unlike the Minor, the Mini's timbers weren't structural, they were planted on the steel body as decoration rather than supporting the roof and body, as with the Moggie.  If mounting side on, you wouldn't have too much weight to support on a wall either.  My Morris is capable of supporting the weight of the drinks in their bottles and the weight of the body panels as well.  Cool

Chris (CDM) posted a picture of my Morris Minor drinks cabinet on another thread last year if anyone wants to see it.

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Post  Speedy on Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:24 pm

Saw your drinks cabinet before Steve.....very cool, love the idea of the lights on a PIR


Must look into the Mini panels and timber work.....then try find a wall in the house to take over Very Happy
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Post  Hampton Caught on Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:42 pm

Speedy wrote:Saw your drinks cabinet before Steve.....very cool, love the idea of the lights on a PIR


Must look into the Mini panels and timber work.....then try find a wall in the house to take over Very Happy

Of course, if there's not room inside, you could always park it outside! geek Or maybe not!

The Beetle windows and door handle is a lovely approach. Very minimalist, clean and doesn't detract from the models inside. I'd try that with a Metro 6R4 but fear the jutting wheel arches and running boards would be used as benches or shelves! scratch

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Post  turn the wheel on Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:46 pm

Hampton Caught wrote:I've got the rear of a Morris Minor Traveller in my dining room!  Cool

I don't use it to display my models, though.  It stores my bottles and glasses instead.  When I made it, I used as many new parts as I could (including the chrome work and timber, which is American Ash, and wired it up to a PIR sensor so the tail lights and number plate lights light up if someone walks into (or past) the room.  

Makes a great centre piece for the dining room and never fails to get positive comments.

The Mini Traveller idea would work well, so long as you could obtain the metal panels.  Unlike the Minor, the Mini's timbers weren't structural, they were planted on the steel body as decoration rather than supporting the roof and body, as with the Moggie.  If mounting side on, you wouldn't have too much weight to support on a wall either.  My Morris is capable of supporting the weight of the drinks in their bottles and the weight of the body panels as well.  Cool

Chris (CDM) posted a picture of my Morris Minor drinks cabinet on another thread last year if anyone wants to see it.

Yes I have seen your drinks cabinet before....but at a safe distance........no taste testing........the Beetle is a splendid idea........when I first glanced at it I felt I could see the roof and crome lines...(The Imagination)...........the mind boggles

Cheers, Steve

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