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candywarhol
« on: April 19, 2005 11:09:41 PM »

I found this beautiful hubcap in the parking lot of an adult video store, of all places.

When I decided to turn it into a clock I didn't even realize it had exactly 12 spokes in the right places! For this reason, I elected not to bother with adding numbers .


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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2005 05:13:39 AM »

So THAT'S what one uses hubcaps for.. Wink there's this place by the road in the middle of the woods a couple of miles (50 maybe?) north of here which we drive by when we're going north for christmas.. And whoever lives there has got to have like a billion hubcaps. Because they're everywhere on the front of the house, on a fence by the road, and so on.. I should write him/her a letter and tell him/her what to make with all of it... Grin
Or ask if I could have one. *s*
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2005 09:07:53 AM »

So THAT'S what one uses hubcaps for.. Wink there's this place by the road in the middle of the woods a couple of miles (50 maybe?) north of here which we drive by when we're going north for christmas.. And whoever lives there has got to have like a billion hubcaps. Because they're everywhere on the front of the house, on a fence by the road, and so on.. I should write him/her a letter and tell him/her what to make with all of it... Grin
Or ask if I could have one. *s*

Gosh, just think of all the clocks he could have! That would be a good place to check for a nice one, though. I always see hubcaps on the side of the road but they are the new crappy looking plastic ones. I was thrilled to find an actual old school metal one!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2005 09:09:03 AM »

what a great idea. i'm always fascinated by hubcabs when i see them lying around the side of the road somewhere, but i never take them home. Yours is very pretty and i think it was a good decision to not add numbers.



Thanks! For years I wanted to pick up every hubcap I saw but I kept asking myself, "But what would I do with it?" It wasn't until I finally brought one home that I figured it out.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2005 10:04:07 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2005 02:34:11 PM »

That is so wicked cool. I need to find me a hub cap!
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2005 08:02:07 PM »

  i too always find hubcaps everywhere and think that they would have an awesome use if I could figure something out.  i wanted to collect a bunch and just make a display on my wall, maybe paint the uglier ones bright wonderful colors.  Unfortunately, I don't really have that kind of space, and I know that roomie would never approve.  maybe picture frames?  Somehow adhere them to furnture?  I love the clock, it's just gotten me brainstorming.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2005 12:32:30 AM »

oof, i love it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2005 09:06:21 AM »

Thats a great idea! *feels the urge to go exploring dad's car with hammer*...i may try this sometime...Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2005 08:50:11 PM »

i like it very much...i think i'm gonna steal my brother's old hubcaps!
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2005 04:49:51 PM »

Did anyone here used to watch Clarissa Explains it All? She had a display of hubcaps hanging on the wall in her room. If you remember, she was obsessed with getting her license and driving...
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2005 08:31:21 PM »

Wow, that's great! I'm gonna have to keep my eyes peels for hubcaps, hehe. ^_^
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2005 08:39:08 PM »

what a great way to recycle old things. is it heavy? it seems like it might be hard to hang it up on a wall
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2005 08:40:31 PM »

Did anyone here used to watch Clarissa Explains it All? She had a display of hubcaps hanging on the wall in her room. If you remember, she was obsessed with getting her license and driving...

i forgot to add that i used to watch that show all the time. i hated her younger brother and didn't understand why boys weren't coming to my window on a ladder Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2005 07:38:50 PM »

A question.....maybe obvious but still....where do you get a clock mechanism from...also the hands....i've never come across them anywhere!??

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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2005 08:27:53 PM »

Here's just one place you can get them at:
http://www.texasart.com/store/view/003/group_id/1899/NARCO-Compact-Quartz-Clock-Movements-or-Hand-Sets.htm
but I'm sure Michael's or Hobby Lobby will have them, too.
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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2005 12:47:33 AM »

Awesome, now I don't have to worry about what to get my dad for father's day. He is one of the hardest people to buy for, but since he has a collection of vintage license plated this would look great displayed next to those. Now I just have to keep my eyes peeled for a hubcap- I suppose if all else fails I could go to a salvage yard, or something of the like.
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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2005 10:39:15 PM »

I found this beautiful hubcap in the parking lot of an adult video store, of all places.
  So THAT'S what happened to my hubcap!!!!!  Just kidding.
 
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2005 10:43:21 PM »

i love this idea so much.
i really want to find a hubcap now
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2005 08:26:49 AM »

Wow, that looks so modern and stylish. I love it!
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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2005 08:54:09 AM »

That is quite the industrial clock you have, there! Kickass idea
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2011 05:13:19 PM »

Cool idea.  My son is a gearhead and would love something like this.  I am going to keep this in mind for a Christmas present.  Thanks for sharing this with us:)
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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2012 07:46:42 PM »

Waaaaaah this would go so good in my living room. I love it!
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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2012 10:19:56 AM »

I wonder if you could make a clock from a car wheel? Of a wheel with a hubcap on it?
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