View Full Version : Custom Built trophy for a local car show!! Using old engine parts

06-24-2010, 05:03 AM
This weekend is the first CRuizing the Capitiol CAr show in Tallahassee, FL. I was contacted a couple of weeks ago and asked to bring out Shop beater and Freedombird. They also asked Jerry, Josh and myself to be in charge of picking "best of show". I told them I would do it and supply the trophy. SO I got to looking around the shop and realized I had a tone of take off engine parts and misc crap. So I let me creative juices flow and came up with what you see below. Should be a great thing for someone to get, you sure not gonna get another one at a car show!! I'll be adding some graphics and decals today

Parts used
(2) 400 pontiac pistons and rods
(2) used Champion plugs
(2) pawn shop wrenches
Pontiac 400 Timing gears and chain
48 dodge brake drum


06-24-2010, 05:20 AM
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06-24-2010, 05:21 AM
spray it chrome or gold!

06-24-2010, 05:22 AM
I love it! That's great.

06-24-2010, 05:48 AM
The Piston Cup!

very :smoke: I had much rather take that home than the typical trophy you see at shows and sporting events.

06-24-2010, 06:02 AM
Very cool! Have fun judging, I would do a horrible job because I usually like everything at a show, even if it is flawed, I appreciate what goes into a project.

06-24-2010, 07:15 AM
That is a sick trophy, way to use what you have and some creativity. You have to get a picture of the person face when they see that trophy it'll be priceless.

06-24-2010, 09:44 AM
That is cool! I post up some pics of a couple I have made when I get home.

06-24-2010, 11:22 AM
did you use metric wrenches to keep the winner from wanting to cut them off and use them or return them to Sears for new?

06-24-2010, 11:24 AM
just what I could find for cheap

06-24-2010, 11:34 AM
You should have it powder coated with a cool looking rippled or hammered powder.

Coated or not, that's a pretty cool trophy for some lucky hot rodder!

06-24-2010, 01:46 PM
Cool already but would look sick powdercoated.

06-24-2010, 05:25 PM
Pretty cool here is one I won last year :)

06-24-2010, 06:18 PM
Note the trophy on the left...


best one I've seen.

He used 3 flywheels, 8 billet rods, spark plugs, and two cams.

The rods were damaged ones from the speed shop down the road.

06-25-2010, 09:22 AM
Ah now I see it, the network at work wasn't displaying it. pretty cool

06-25-2010, 02:06 PM
Here is a couple that I made for a show that one of my buddies puts on. The flat on the crankshaft one is where the show plaque goes.
Not great, but I'd like to have 'em!

PT Sportwagon
06-26-2010, 07:27 AM
Wyotech hand makes their throphys for their car show each year. some are really cool


John Wright
06-26-2010, 08:37 AM
Metric wrenches were sacrificed so that the SAE can live on....LOL

06-26-2010, 09:02 AM
I'd love to earn that one for the family room! - Great Job

colt zantop
06-26-2010, 10:29 AM
NICE WORK GUYS!the "traditional rods" show at the detroit autorama in the basement have about 20 hand made ones every year....they are KILLER!

06-28-2010, 04:34 AM
It weighed a bout 40 lbs easy. I never got another pic of it completed. Jerry and me got to select best of show, we chose a very nice 57 Chevy that was very detailed and very very nice. Not really my cup of tea but nothing else that came close.

Found some pics online from a buddy, I forgot my camera
Best of show car!!

Best of show winner with trophy

My car

06-28-2010, 05:19 AM
That guy looks psyched to win. The Shop Beater looks awesome from that angle. I love the steam rollers out back.

06-28-2010, 05:22 AM
That guy looks psyched to win. The Shop Beater looks awesome from that angle. I love the steam rollers out back.

My car still has a long way to go. Needs rest of interior installed, couple exterior things painted, and get in and have fun. Getting aligned today so I can put some miles on it before PSMC this weekend