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How to Make a Car Engine Coffee Table

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How to Make a Car Engine Coffee Table

I just wanted to share my engine coffee table project with you all. Let me know what you think:

I made a coffee table out of my 1MZ-FE engine from my 1999 Lexus ES300.



Here are a few pics from the process:


I removed the engine from the vehicle by dropping it with the sub-frame and transmission.
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Lifted the engine onto a stand for disassembly.
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Cleaning all the components with carb cleaner. It was only at this stage I found the VIN stamp for this engine referring to a 2005 Toyota Camry, it was swapped! The side engine mount holes, different timing belt tensioner, and date codes on the oil pump castings all make sense now.
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Now engine degreaser.
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I used chrome paint.
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I used Rose Gold paint for a contrasting color.
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I sprayed the inside of the head with Rose Gold to give it a nice contrast to the block and heads.
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Parts drying...waiting to be assembled.
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All done
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I added a small glass top to complete the table.
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The timing cover is optional. I prefer it without.
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Enjoy!
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Aug 10, 2013
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Love it.
Smash that like button!
Deal Expert
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Get some reclaimed wood (or even old barn door) for the base. The glass top could be a bit larger with perhaps beveled edges. Nice work.
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Fantastic! But looks like one could hurt their feet LOL
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EP32k2 wrote: Fantastic! But looks like one could hurt their feet LOL
First thing that came to mind for me...Hate to stub a toe on that baby!
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Nice project, it looks awesome Thumbs Up Sign

I have my old 1MZ sitting on a motor stand in my garage right now with thoughts of doing that as well. Just never figured out where I would put it if I actually made a table out of it lol

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