10 Cool Ways to Recycle Car Parts

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Some inspiration before taking your car to the junkyard.
By: Lindsay Prossnitz, Web2Carz Staff Writer, Published: October 27th, 2013

If you’re looking for ways to recycle old car parts, or you just like having auto décor around your place, there are some really neat ways to up-cycle old parts. Some of the designs are dauntingly complex, but others look like nice D.I.Y. projects, perfect for fall.

10: Some of the easiest parts of cars to recycle are the tires. Thanks to the resilient rubber, tires are very durable and make great swings.

9: You can also paint them and pot plants inside for a unique and colorful garden

8: Or, paint them and fill them with padding (finished off with a nice throw pillow), and you have cool outdoor porch seating.

7: For a more intricate look, one group in India called The Retyrement Plan weaves beautiful patterns over the tire using textile and plastic wrappers.

6: Recycle your car part into a neat, one-of-a-kind accessory. Cindy Dempsey hand-crafts beautiful jewelry carved from the buildup of layers of automobile paint, a substance called fordite.

5: Another self-taught jewelry designer makes ecofriendly goods, including purses and clutches made from recycled seat belts.

2: And if you’re willing to shell out the dough, you can purchase beautiful pool tables made from a 1965 Ford Mustang, Shelby GT-350, or 1959 Corvette. The pool tables come complete with working headlights (with remote), real chrome bumpers, trim, and hardware. The Carroll Shelby Signature Edition GT 350 Shelby Pool tables are also hand signed by Mr. Carroll Shelby himself. This is a very rare collector’s item, considering only 50 of them were ever made — and those range from $20,000 to $100,000.

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