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Old 01-11-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default Garage Art using Corvette rear bumper...

Today, I purchased a complete Corvette bumper to hang on my garage wall. I'm going to put it on the wall directly in front of my Grand Sport parking space.

I'm wondering how to hook up the electrical so that it lights up. I've also thought of some sort of motion detector so that it lights up when I pull into the garage. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:33 PM   #2
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Today, I purchased a complete Corvette bumper to hang on my garage wall. I'm going to put it on the wall directly in front of my Grand Sport parking space.

I'm wondering how to hook up the electrical so that it lights up. I've also thought of some sort of motion detector so that it lights up when I pull into the garage. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Kick *** idea. There are kits that do exactly what your wanting that to do u may have to buy one and rewire it I got my kit at home depot
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:49 PM   #3
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West Coast Corvettes in Anaheim, California, has a C5 and a C6 bumper up on the wall. Illuminated, the look is totally hot.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:56 PM   #4
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Cool idea.

Add the desk too.

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Old 01-12-2012, 12:04 AM   #5
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That desk is hot! Any addl info on the construction?

I just found the desk for $2500.

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Old 01-12-2012, 12:28 AM   #6
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Set up your rear cover with led 120v system. You can buy relatively cheap controls for the lamps. That would be cool.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:31 AM   #7
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light her up!!
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:40 AM   #8
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How does this look:

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And now for the lights:

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I run mine off of an old battery which I keep attached to a trickle charger. Used some standard wall switches to control the light circuits:

1) Running Lights, 2) Brake Lights, and 3) Backup.

Also, if you want to mount the bumper flat to the wall, you need to cut the bottom off, so it follows the same width as the top and sides.

PM me if you have any questions.

BTW, REDVET is the plate on my 64 Coupe!!!!
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And now for the lights:

I run mine off of an old battery which I keep attached to a trickle charger. Used some standard wall switches to control the light circuits:

1) Running Lights, 2) Brake Lights, and 3) Backup.

Also, if you want to mount the bumper flat to the wall, you need to cut the bottom off, so it follows the same width as the top and sides.

PM me if you have any questions.

BTW, REDVET is the plate on my 64 Coupe!!!!

That's Awesome
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:45 PM   #10
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How does this look:

Click the image to open in full size.

And now for the lights:

Click the image to open in full size.

I run mine off of an old battery which I keep attached to a trickle charger. Used some standard wall switches to control the light circuits:

1) Running Lights, 2) Brake Lights, and 3) Backup.

Also, if you want to mount the bumper flat to the wall, you need to cut the bottom off, so it follows the same width as the top and sides.

PM me if you have any questions.

BTW, REDVET is the plate on my 64 Coupe!!!!
Is that a real bumper? It looks kind of narrow, might just be the lens or pic though. Still looks cool even if it's not a real bumper.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:46 PM   #11
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Cool idea.

Add the desk too.

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This desk is AWESOME!!! Did you build it, or buy it like that?
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:27 PM   #12
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When I did my museum delivery in Nov 05 you could buy that and a few other pieces in the factory when we did the tour. Maybe they still do it.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:31 PM   #13
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Crooked

No, but seriously, straighten it out.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:17 PM   #14
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I hope to use mine to eventually make an outdoor bar (undercover-overhang)
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Doing a bar is a great idea!
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Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size. The hood setting there on the floor will open and close to expose my TV........

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Old 01-12-2012, 05:01 PM   #17
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Doing a bar is a great idea!
I agree. It will be a patio-type bar and outdoor kitchen. Got the perfect space for it as well. I'll make the lights do different things as well. Also love the desk version, and the Vette-seat office chair I think I saw on Corvette Central ...
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #18
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Unless I'm mistaken most automatic sprinklers run off a 12V transformer plugged into a wall socket. Wire in a pressure switch under a mat and when you drive onto it the switch would trigger the brake lights to let you know you've pulled in far enough.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:31 PM   #19
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I almost bought a rear C6 bumper to do the same but was searchin on craigslist one day and found a C5 wall art version for $100 so I jumped on it. It's going up on my front garage wall tonight. Works out good because both my C5 and curent C6 are Silver.

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This is my desk project

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