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360 R3d Block Coffee table

I'm going to make a redblock coffee table with my old 360 b19e block. I've started the initial clean and have a few idea's, which I hope will work out well.

I'm leaving the pistons and crank in the block.

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  • Cleaned up the pistons and deck and even gave the bores a light hone😂. I have some more cleaning to do and then I'll be doing some welding and painting.

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  • CanoeCanoe (@Canoe) Sydney,NSW.
    If you are going to leave the pistons in, put them in a lathe and put some interesting designs on the top of them with "machine turning" tools...or acid etch/sanblast some pics of volvo's on them.
    Stensils for sandblasting are easy enough to cut out yourself.
    You might be able to put the volvo emblem onto the raised part. :-)
    Or lathe the entire top part flat...and then sandblast the volvo logo onto the entire flat area.
    ALVO360carnut222
  • @Canoe that's a very cool idea. I don't think Im going to go to that effort yet. I can always take the pistons out and do it at a later time. Thanks for the cool idea.
    Canoecarnut222
  • edited July 8
    Pulled the pistons from the other block and cleaned them ready for painting.
    Wire brushed block and sand papered any flaking paint.

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    I'll hold off posting pics from now until I've completed the project.
    carnut222
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    Better put new rings and bearings through it while it's apart, ohh,and seals,you don't want oil on the lounge room floor!
    ALVO360Canoe
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