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Old 11-11-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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http://hamilton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-...AdIdZ425328471

Real temped to make an offer on this for the home office. Anyone else have some cool car related home furniture things or ideas?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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Do they still make those red, plastic race car beds?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
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Do they still make those red, plastic race car beds?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:08 AM   #4
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Go for it. When I was down at Corvettes @ Carlisle, they were selling similar chairs (except Corvette seats) for over $1000 new. I doubt that is an authentic Ferrari chair, but if it is, even better.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:04 PM   #5
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That chair has nothing to do with ferrari, http://pitstop.intro-techautomotive.com/
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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I always thought something like these desks would be cool. I really thought about using the front end of my old Ford van, but couldn't justify cutting it up while it was still worth a little.



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Old 11-12-2012, 03:45 PM   #7
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My old boss (body shop) makes accessories out of old car parts. table lambs out of headlight frames, tables out of steering columns, he can and dose about anything a person could ever think of.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:27 PM   #8
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I've seen one of those (not sure it was that exact model) in person. Wasn't real impressed with the quality and there's just no way around saying it - it looked cheap. The photos make it look pretty good, but in reality it looks more like a standard office chair that someone glued some plastic parts off a toy onto.

They're obviously trying to be knockoffs of Recaro office chairs (which ARE nice), but at 20% of the price, they're nowhere near the quality.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #9
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Here's some car themed furniture for ya:

http://www.hemmings.com/parts/item/3388.html?refer=news
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:42 PM   #10
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the seat in the OP's post is the "lower" line these people carry
http://www.racechairs.com/

if I ever come into some silly huge money, their GT3 RS chair will be in my office!
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:26 PM   #11
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the seat in the OP's post is the "lower" line these people carry
http://www.racechairs.com/

if I ever come into some silly huge money, their GT3 RS chair will be in my office!
Wow...those prices are a total rip-off!

I made my own Porsche 914 office chair (to be fair, I do have a welder) for thousands less than what they're selling them for (in general). Buy a used office chair and seat of your choice and make it yourself. A competent body or custom shop could build you a seat rail/mounting bracket.
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Wow...those prices are a total rip-off!

I made my own Porsche 914 office chair (to be fair, I do have a welder) for thousands less than what they're selling them for (in general). Buy a used office chair and seat of your choice and make it yourself. A competent body or custom shop could build you a seat rail/mounting bracket.
thats why i mentioned the 'silly huge money" part. I would imagine though that a set from a GT3 RS would cost a smidge more than one from a 914 accounting for some of the price but I'll agree it is crazy money for an office chair. Either way, I'll keep using my creeper chair at my desk till I win the lottery
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http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=76339

The desoto bed will be completed soon.....pics posted in the next couple weeks....
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:48 PM   #15
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The desoto bed will be completed soon.....pics posted in the next couple weeks....
Cool, she's all metal?
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I drive a furniture-themed car. It's beige, boxy, and has stains that nobody can quite identify what they are or where they came from.
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I know this is MY opinion but NOTHING beats the engine block glass table on top gear. I WANT ONE, wouldn't ever want to move it though
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Yeah, all metal - wanted the real deal
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Here's my '57 Chevy BelAir couch. It's a metal body with working tail lights and original-style upholstery. Looks cool but it's not very comfortable to sit on.

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