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About Fordlover96

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  1. Thanks again guys for the complements! UPDATE If any of you are planning to come the AACA "Wings and Wheels" at the Virginia Military Aviation museum, this 28th, I will be there! I will actually be entered in the show this year for my first time. Just find the only white 1993 Ford Taurus SHO, and come talk to me! haha
  2. It would be kinda cool to make some money on the side doing stuff like this, it wouldn't even feel like work! And yes, the Grill is from a 190E I found in a junkyard when I was looking for parts for my SHO. The car was in bad shape, but the grill was amazingly intact. The pointed star was still there. Cost me a whole 8 bucks.....haha
  3. Thanks you guys for the complements! This was defiantly one of most fun and rewarding things I have done yet. I will never really be able to thank Mr. McChesney for all that he has done; helping me to become a member of the AACA and sharing his knowledge. Come to think of it, I could just yell it out my window.....he is my neighbor, afterall!
  4. Hey guys! I'm just gonna start off with a little about me. I am currently still in High School and work on my car when ever I have free time. My pride and joy is my 1993 Ford Taurus SHO. Not only is it my first car, it is my baby. It has such personality and just something special about it......but that's not what I'm here for. Originally I was going to build a coffee table out of an extra SHO intake (look it up, it really is a work of art by itself ) but my neighbor, a fellow AACA member, offered me an engine block and head from 1932 Chevy. *PLEASE NOTE, The cylinder walls were extremely scored and the head had a crack in it. Therefore, it was no longer an functional engine* So, I decided to make a coffee table with out of that and some beautiful pieces of wood another neighbor offered me. Below is all the pictures of the finished product and steps. Feel free to ask questions and comment. After painting the block with some Gloss Gray Rust-Oleum *I originally painted the mating surface w/ silver paint, but I ended up scraping that off. Now here is the finished product. *Some info, the wood is 20 year old Douglas Fir (finished with just some poly), and the glass is just simple plate glass from the local glass shop.* Now to help out even more, my neighbor had a 1932 Model and a little poster with a 1932 Chevy on it. Now, what do you think I did with these under-cabinet lights i found in the clearance section a Home Depot?..........Why I put them inside there, of course! Here is what it looks like when lit up. (If you can't tell, my entire room is car themed ) Last but not least, a big shout out for my 2 neighbors. One for offering my this once in a lifetime opportunity to have a piece of American automotive history, and wanting nothing in return. And the other for offering me some wood he had saved for years and helping me join the two pieces together (yes, that's two pieces, you can barely tell!!) The saying "It's not what you know, but rather who you know" is very true indeed.