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#1 farmerall OFFLINE  

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Posted January 11, 2015 - 10:57 PM

As we all know some parts are beyond repair or easily replaced so it's not worth trying to fix them. I had a beat up and rusty hood laying around from a H16 for a while. I decided to make soothing cool out of it and make it so I could hang it on a wall. I simply cut the front off of the rest of the hood then used a toy train controller for the power supply. The stock 12V bulbs drew to much power so I swapped them out for a set of 6V bulbs. All that is left is some finishing work on the wiring.

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Edited by farmerall, January 11, 2015 - 10:58 PM.

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Posted January 11, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Very cool addition for a Bolens shop!


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Works for me
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Posted January 11, 2015 - 11:40 PM

That would be a great nightlight for Jerome's room, wouldn't it?

 

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Posted January 11, 2015 - 11:47 PM

That would be a great nightlight for Jerome's room, wouldn't it?

 

Ben W.

 

 

Yes dad it would ask uncle cat if he can buy it for me....


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Posted January 11, 2015 - 11:56 PM

Yes dad it would ask uncle cat if he can buy it for me....

 

:rolling:

 

He's your mother's family, son, not mine... you've got to watch those in-laws.

 

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Posted January 11, 2015 - 11:59 PM

:rolling:

 

He's your mother's family, son, not mine... you've got to watch those in-laws.

 

Ben W.

 

Hey, your the one who picked his sister....  :booboo:


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 12:12 AM

Hey, your the one who picked his sister....  :booboo:

 

Yep.  You know its bad when the son says that about his mother, too.

 

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 01:17 AM

Very nice Matt. Repurposing is where half the man cave art comes from. :D
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Posted January 12, 2015 - 04:03 AM

I thought about doing that with a Ford grill. I wanted to put some blue lights on it. Good looking addition to the man cave.


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 12:46 PM

 Hey that is a great idea. You got me thinking about one for my garage.


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Good looking addition to the shop.  Now to find something to make a clock out of and put it smack in the center of the grill.  I have the clock mechanisms and numbers I use on Saw blades.  Anybody have a husky man decal that would fit on a saw blade, anything up to 12"? 


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 05:42 PM

Did the "non" headlight equipped models have some type of clear/translucent convex disk that went in place of the bulbs? If so... i'd love to take one of these and put an LED strip behind it that I can change the colors... maybe go from Red to Green.... give it that "Gravedigger" look lol. Seriously though... what did those headlight blanks look like... and can you still find them :)



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Posted January 13, 2015 - 05:43 PM

Good looking addition to the shop.  Now to find something to make a clock out of and put it smack in the center of the grill.  I have the clock mechanisms and numbers I use on Saw blades.  Anybody have a husky man decal that would fit on a saw blade, anything up to 12"? 

Have any clock guts to fit a "Big" saw blade? I have a few monster sized one's from our old sawmill. I think a 6' saw blade clock would look pretty awesome on the front of my garage :)



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Posted January 13, 2015 - 05:48 PM

Did the "non" headlight equipped models have some type of clear/translucent convex disk that went in place of the bulbs? If so... i'd love to take one of these and put an LED strip behind it that I can change the colors... maybe go from Red to Green.... give it that "Gravedigger" look lol. Seriously though... what did those headlight blanks look like... and can you still find them :)

 

The non headlight equipped models had clear plastic "Dummy" lenses

You can actually find them fairly cheap and easily as no one wants them because they convert to lights!


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