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Old 01-08-2009, 02:23 PM   #16
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Thats awesome! Looks great!
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:36 PM   #17
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haha alright you guys are obsessed
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:13 PM   #18
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The hood was from that mint 325i that Euroguy was parting a few months ago. I had it resprayed with a fresh Alpine White base. My father is a retired graphic designer and he agreed to reproduce Rauschenberg's design. I provided him with detailed photographs of the original E24 hood and he modified the proportions slightly to work with the E30 piece. All told, he probably spent about two weeks planning and painting.

So basically, the materials cost was low but it's difficult to put a price on my dad's time!

Thanks for all the positive comments.
Damn, that's lucky to have a connection like that. After I saw it, I started wondering how much it would cost to put together.... you'd have to buy the hood (one that's in great shape with no rust), then paint it, and then do all the custom work. If you were to take this idea to someone to have them do it, I'm sure it would cost an arm and a leg. Well done, and kudos to your father!!

What did you use for the black? Is it vinyl stick on? Can't imagine it would be paint. Did you clearcoat over it?

Again, good job, I'm jealous...
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:10 PM   #19
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Bravo - Beautiful addition to your home. Great conversation piece as well I imagine.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:15 PM   #20
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car memorabilia mixed with art...very cool!
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:17 PM   #21
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Wow, thats badass! And I thought my e30 grills on my wall were cool...

BTW I think the lighting is perfect.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:29 PM   #22
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looks great
great job
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:40 PM   #23
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What did you use for the black? Is it vinyl stick on? Can't imagine it would be paint. Did you clearcoat over it?
No vinyl -- It's all acrylic paint! He did some clearcoat tests but ended up not using anything. As an indoor display piece, it doesn't really need a fixative.

Thanks Rudy -- I wouldn't say the lighting was a fluke, but my living room has five potlights and two of them are ideally positioned as art spots, giving the area a bit of a gallery feel.

Everyone who's visited and inquired about the piece has expressed a newfound interest in and respect for the BMW brand after hearing the history of the Art Car series. As an enthusiast, it's great to be able to share my passion with my non-enthusiast friends and family on a level they can enjoy and engage with!
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:59 PM   #24
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:17 PM   #25
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That is awesome, dude you have the coolest dad in the world!
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:20 PM   #26
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amazing! love it
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:57 PM   #27
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that's wicked.

milan collects hoods of all his smashed cars and puts them in his house.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:06 PM   #28
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that's wicked.

milan collects hoods of all his smashed cars and puts them in his house.
that all makes sense now, I was wondering why he wanted the LSB hood.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:00 PM   #29
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That's really nice looking man, your dad did a great job.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:59 PM   #30
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BIG to your Dad. He did an incredible job.

I know what I'm going to do once I have some spare time...

The problem is that there are a few that I would love to do, especially Sandro Chia's hood....total awesomeness!
Roy Lichtenstein's hood would also be wicked...oops, I meant sickkkk.
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