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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-20-2012 02:51 AM 1138 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was quick project I did on Thursday to get ready for the car show today. I needed to make something to fill the trailer hitch receiver on the back of my ‘72 Monte Carlo so I chose a bow tie Chevy emblem. Inside of it I embedded an MC emblem from the front of a ‘72 Monte hood spear. The bow tie is made from Mesquite and encased in epoxy. I put a round plug in the back of it and that plug is glued into the square plug that fits the receiver . A brass pin with a clip holds it in.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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sedcokid

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#1 posted 05-20-2012 03:04 AM

I bet this was a hit at the show! Sure is clever Mister!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 07:24 AM

Crazzy!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-20-2012 01:57 PM

A Raiders fan in Michigan????

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#4 posted 05-20-2012 09:09 PM

It’s thoese little touches that finish the job of Jim, well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 05-20-2012 09:58 PM

Hi Turn turn turn..I have been a Raiders fan since watching George Blanda playing at 50 yrs old and then Jimmy Plunkett who was dangerous because he would take off and run instead of grounding the ball in a bad passing situation.. They have not been so good for years now.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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TurnTurnTurn

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#6 posted 05-21-2012 12:54 AM

George Blanda and Gordie Howe…those were the days

Not to mention that over the long hall the Raiders have been better than the Lions. :-). I will be visiting your state next week, hope this great weather holds.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#7 posted 05-21-2012 01:23 AM

Jim! That is really cool!
Great Job!
I would like to see more of your Monte!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#8 posted 05-21-2012 01:44 AM

Real spiffy. Nice ride also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 05-21-2012 03:05 AM

Really nice! Like you, I’m a Chevy and Raiders man too. Unlike you, I live in California so my Raiders license plate frame doesn’t get me funny looks!

Great job! Go Raiders!

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why

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#10 posted 05-21-2012 08:41 PM

Hi Robert, I was trying to put another picture of my ‘72 Monte on here but I can’t get Photobucket to load. I guess I could put it with the project photos- I have three empty boxes!..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 05-29-2012 11:48 AM

Wooooo Jim – what a car!
Really cool.
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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