How to Make a Car Engine Coffee Table
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.
Lifted the engine onto a stand for disassembly.
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.
Now engine degreaser.
I used chrome paint.
I used Rose Gold paint for a contrasting color.
I sprayed the inside of the head with Rose Gold to give it a nice contrast to the block and heads.
Parts drying...waiting to be assembled.
I added a small glass top to complete the table.
The timing cover is optional. I prefer it without.
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