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nathan

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w116 wall art - the finale!
« on: 18 May 2020, 05:23 AM »
I had this idea a few years ago when I wrecked a few 6.9s. I would pull the motors and all the bits, and sometimes get left with a body. The cars wrecked were generally rotten floors and other unrestorable cars before anyone gets too upset.  I hoped one day id have a garage big enough to fit a 116 on the wall, and that day arrived during the covid crisis.  so finally, I started. 

it took about one week, a lot of holes in a brand new rendered wall, a lot of cursing, and generally dangerous antics walking up a ladder with body panels.

the donor was 6.9 #1741 I think it was. admittedly, after I got the pieces from my folks to take to the new place, I must have grabbed the wrong front quarter. I cant believe ive wrecked two blue 6.9s!! tonight when I went to check for some bits, I realised id taken the wrong quarter. hence the colour was wrong!! argh, I thought someone must have just painted it the wrong colour. I might change it later but after all this time, im a bit depleted at the moment
6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
6.9 76 #0902
6.9 75 #0018

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Re: w116 wall art - the finale!
« Reply #1 on: 18 May 2020, 05:25 AM »
and some sequential shots
6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
6.9 76 #0902
6.9 75 #0018

nathan

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Re: w116 wall art - the finale!
« Reply #2 on: 18 May 2020, 05:26 AM »
continued
6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
6.9 76 #0902
6.9 75 #0018

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Re: w116 wall art - the finale!
« Reply #3 on: 18 May 2020, 05:27 AM »
and the YouTube video if you want to make one, you can correct all my mistakes!

https://youtu.be/HkXydAwkEQI

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HkXydAwkEQI" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
6.9 76 #0902
6.9 75 #0018

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Re: w116 wall art - the finale!
« Reply #4 on: 18 May 2020, 06:08 AM »
Amazing job.  Well done.  It looks awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: w116 wall art - the finale!
« Reply #5 on: 18 May 2020, 07:02 AM »
With these levels of madness, you properly belong on this forum, I'd say!
Well executed, sir!

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Re: w116 wall art - the finale!
« Reply #6 on: 18 May 2020, 07:11 AM »
2 thumbs up!!!!!

Hard to link any positive on Covid but finding the time to work on the LONG to-do-list was certainly good.  I arrived to address issues in the cars I had never imagine to do in the short-run.  Luckily the internet shops and the delivery guys didn't stop bringing the orders home.

Not automotive related but rather aviation; when I was looking for some parts I found an old propeller from an ancient restoration project.  The idea bulb (no pun intended) came on and voilà...  I made a lamp out of it.  Thanks Covid for the extra time...



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Re: w116 wall art - the finale!
« Reply #7 on: 18 May 2020, 07:36 AM »
Excellent work Nathan, it certainly does help having lots of spare time to get these projects done.

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Re: w116 wall art - the finale!
« Reply #8 on: 19 May 2020, 12:57 AM »
 That's a piece of art! Nice work!

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Re: w116 wall art - the finale!
« Reply #9 on: 20 May 2020, 05:09 AM »
cheers guys,

Revila how much does the propel weigh, I hope its not gonna pull through the roof as it looks pretty heavy!! saying that, do not take safety tips from me - I almost cut off every limb making this!

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6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
6.9 76 #0902
6.9 75 #0018

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Re: w116 wall art - the finale!
« Reply #10 on: 20 May 2020, 06:36 AM »
Just watched a TV show where they hung half a Ferrari on a wall. TV show is about a junk yard and they got a half body somewhere. Very odd that someone cut a car in half in the first place.
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Re: w116 wall art - the finale!
« Reply #11 on: 20 May 2020, 09:20 PM »
Revila how much does the propel weigh, I hope its not gonna pull through the roof as it looks pretty heavy!! saying that, do not take safety tips from me - I almost cut off every limb making this!


:)

I’d say about 10-15Kgs, I placed a 40Kgs anchor into the roof. She’s wood made so less heavier than a modern metal prop. Luckily around here houses are still made of solid stone. I hope it should be alright.
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Re: w116 wall art - the finale!
« Reply #12 on: 20 May 2020, 09:26 PM »
Nice work Nathan
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