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  • The 2JZ Engine block coffee table.

    Hey all,

    I made this coffee table from an old 2jz block a while back. I thought you guys maybe interested in the writeup.
    I bought the block for $50. It was a old 2jz-ge motor. Clearly was in no condition for running.

    Starting point;



    Strip everything else and you will be left with the bare block



    After cleaning up the block with some degreaser and alot of elbow grease, I took it to a soda blaster to clean it up further.



    The top of the block still had some rough parts on it. With the help of a orbital sander it came up with a nice finish.



    Next comes painting time! I metho'd the entire block with a rag to get rid of any soda residue. I even got the girlfriend to help... once i showed her how to get out of the kitchen.



    Primed, and ready for more kW's.



    Painting finished. Silver, topped with clear.




    The Legs were the hardest part of the project. I didnt want to block to be sitting on the floor. It would look too short.
    So I decided to use the pistons I had left over from the stripped block. The only problem being that the sump bolt threads wouldnt line up with the piston threads. So i made up some brackets which line up exactly to the sump threads, and welded the pistons to them.
    Some maybe asking why i didnt weld the pistons to the block... well, i wanted the option to take the legs off if i needed to.




    [i]The welding and fitting process damaged some of the paint on the block. I had to respray and clean up alot of the block after the legs were made. I was pissed off to say the least.

    Time to clean up and paint the pistons. With truck degreaser and some steel wool, they came up like this;


    painting time





    The finished project. I had a mate make up a glass top. I am yet to drill holes in it so i can use the head bolt threads to secure it tightly on. But it balances well at the moment, so there it no hurry.








    The rain and leg dramas didnt help the process. The project took about 1 month to do. Between work, and the missus.

    Im happy with the result, it is currently my bedside table.
    Cheers
    Ash

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  • #2
    that is awesome. truely awesome.
    97' Subaru Impreza WRX

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    • #3
      EPIC WIN! Maximum Kudos!

      Seriously!!

      Win, all over the face!
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      • #4
        really awesome, turned out super sweet man
        My new ride: http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...96-My-new-ride

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        • #5
          very nice. always wanted to do something like this. and 2j is rad.

          thats also some quality alcohol as well.
          mucho jealous.

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          • #6
            Massive. Win. Of Epic.
            If at first you don't succeed, add duct take.

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            • #7
              someone shold build one out of an RB26 then we could continue the battle between RB and JZ

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              • #8
                Yeh good job!! Be a ***** to move i`d imagine??
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                • #9
                  looks great, did you get the idea from top gear or just thought you'd do it.
                  IT'S NOT THE SPEED THAT KILLS, IT'S THE SUDDEN STOP.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by runriot View Post
                    someone shold build one out of an RB26 then we could continue the battle between RB and JZ
                    yeah see which one made your coffee work faster

                    but awesome job man excelent work
                    "low down torque what is that? I have a turbocharged 2ltr motor in a car that weighs 1350kgs!"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rising Son View Post
                      Yeh good job!! Be a ***** to move i`d imagine??
                      Cheers mate! Yea it is quite heavy. I'm guessing about 35 to 40kgs. But the beauty of it is, once you put it somewhere, u know it won't get knocked over haha.

                      Originally posted by noelleon View Post
                      looks great, did you get the idea from top gear or just thought you'd do it.
                      Well I had seen the jag 6L HE v12 block they used, but I always wanted to do this since I started to like cars.

                      My next backyard project is supra seat lounge chairs. Lol
                      Cheers
                      Ash

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                      • #12
                        That is epic cool mate!

                        I started on making one out of a seized smallblock Chev we had lying around (all they're good for lol). Now you've given me the motivation to finish it off!!

                        Understeer: When you hit the wall with the front of your car.
                        Oversteer: When you hit the wall with the back of your car.
                        Horsepower: How fast you're going when you hit the wall.
                        Torque: How far you take the wall with you.

                        The Rebuild Begins...

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                        • #13
                          I love the V8 tables people can make!!

                          Make a build thread

                          thanks for the comments guys!
                          Cheers
                          Ash

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                          • #14
                            instead of drilling holes why dont you get those sticky things that sometimes get used in bathrooms for sticking things to tiles? we have them on my glass topped table in my living room

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                            • #15
                              suction cups?
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                              RS Liberty is an option but they are old and shit.
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                              mate, have you seen it? hahaha I bet $1000 the half cut is going on the 180sx.

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