Found this great website that will take the hoods and trunk lids of old cars and make fabulous stuff out of them. Weld House is the place to go to find that industrial piece of furniture that you are looking for.
The top two pictures are of a Lincoln trunk lid and the finished coffee table. The bottom two pictures are of a 1972 Chevy truck. They have a wealth of parts for you to choose from. If I had the money, I'd ship off the hood from the 57' Ford Vicky, I have in the back pasture, for them to make me a very cool coffee table.