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#1 red79 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2015 - 06:57 PM

So I saw a post within the last couple of weeks showing a pretty cool use for a tractor hood -- that being a decorative piece on a wall.  I forget who did it, but it sure did turn out nice.  Anyhow, that post reminded me that I still need to share my creation with the world of Bolens aficionados on this site.  Without further adieu, I present the Bolens 800 glass-top coffee table.

 

I bought this hood at a garage sale because I appreciated the styling.  It was in rough shape, but I saw it's potential to be something cool.  I had no idea that it would eventually become a coffee table.  This was my first ever experience with Bolens (I had never even heard of the brand before, granted I am still a little wet behind the ears, especially for someone with this particular hobby).  I now have a G10 that is my worker tractor (mainly snow removal with a blade) and it also serves as my outlet when I desperately need to wrench on something.  Now there are many Bolens on my list of desired acquisitions and I have absolutely no problem with that.

 

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Posted February 06, 2015 - 07:10 PM

Neat table and haven't seen one like it. My wife just tells me to go buy the tractor if I see one, but I think I would FEEL the wrath if I did that one in HER house.
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Posted February 06, 2015 - 07:23 PM

I'm feeling that cootertom.


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 08:25 PM

Very cool,nice way to preserve the hood

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Posted February 06, 2015 - 08:28 PM

Nice way to display it without it being overbearing. I think that's a right smart conversation piece.
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Posted February 06, 2015 - 08:45 PM

That's very interesting.

I have a bunch of old hoods, but I don't think I could

pull that off. The Mrs. would shut me down, so I'm

going to save them and use them as shields in the

crusades that'll be starting soon.


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 09:08 PM

Pretty neat. Steph has the kitchen decorated in old car parts and license plates. Maybe I can sneak some tractor parts in there.


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Neat! Thanks for sharing!


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 01:20 AM

You could do two of those hoods for end tables, and maybe a Large Frame hood for the coffee table. Or maybe do two Power Ho Deluxe hoods and grills for the end tables. The possibilities boggle the mind!
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Posted February 08, 2015 - 08:55 AM

That is awesome nice job on that. What a great way to re-purpose the stuff that is headed to the scrap yard. How cool to have a hobby room full of that stuff.


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Posted February 08, 2015 - 03:19 PM

My old neighbor had a cool table it was aluminum rim off a ww2 bomber with a circular glass top
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Posted February 08, 2015 - 04:17 PM

That is Cool! Its better then scraping it.






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