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  • Are you Bored enough to watch… Project DS911
  • WorldClassAccident
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    Thanks for the support. I will keep flagging it up on here then.

    I just got in from working on the Left Wing (to ensure political balance) and am really pleased by my 3rd attempt at a symetircalizer which has helps a lot with the initial shaping.

    it has a charm the more polished channels just don’t have – It has taken me years to rub away the ‘polished’ style to reveal the charming incompetence :-)

    WorldClassAccident
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    For political balance and a bit of conspiracy click bait, I have called this one Left wing and Hacking. Basically, I made the left wing, realise the front was too wide for the wheel arches and widening the track of the car properly was £££ so hac ked everything apart and rebuilt the airdam and both front wings.

    It has been a very dusty week of sanding and shaping and I didn’t get in from the garage until nearly 11pm last night which is why the video release is delayed until now.

    Enjoy, like, subscribe and comment please, or don’t

    :-)

    WorldClassAccident
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    I just ran out of the glass baubles for making the epoxy filler I am using. So what, I can order some more.

    Postage is a bit steep, I might as well order the fibre glass, resin and gel coat I will use to make the moulds at the same time. Quickly add the extra items and get to the checkout.

    Just over £1,000 with the VAT and delivery!!!!

    I am having a ‘Super Special Art Sale this weekend” Any painting from NicksArtStuff.com is now just £100 delivered (UK Mainland).  Go have a look and PM me if you are interested.

    This project is on hold until I sell at least 5 of them so I will spend tomorrow at the Winchester Market I think.

    WorldClassAccident
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    The painting you see me finishing is called “History On a Hill”. I just realised I haven’t uploaded the image onto my website

    beanieripper
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    I have no idea why you are spending time and money absolutely butchering the front wings on that car. No offense, it looks like an f40 bodykit  on an MR2 in reverse

    WorldClassAccident
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    No worries and no offense taken. The original parts are stored in the attic so it can be reversed if required.

    There is no rational reason for this other than I thinkt he 911 front end looks a bit crap since the 996 where they tried to combine the distinctive round lights at the end of the front wing with the tapered back front end. It wasn’t just the fried egg 996, it applies to the 997, 991 and 992. Just for the record, I didn’t like the headlights on the Muira either. If you have basically round headlights then they look better more vertical and if you want head lights merged into a sleek, flat nose then use a better shape.

    I like the front end styling of the Citroen DS but although the car was 30 years ahead of it’s time, that was 70 years ago. This means you get 70 year old cars with 40 year old relevance and an engine from a pre-war car because Citroen ran out of money to develop the engine they wanted.

    I am doing this fo r the fun of learning the process and overcoming the challenges and at the end of it I get a ‘distinctive’ car. I am happy for people not to like or understand it as it is built for me and not them. I am also happy for people to like it. There is not much I can do to change the way other people think, so I don’t try.

    Feel free to comment on this thread or the YT channel with questions, comments or condemnation.

    scaredypants
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    I mean, it’s madness but probably in a good way 😁

    Hats off to WCA generally though – he’s one of the most productive poeple I know (of)

    WorldClassAccident
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    Thanks ScadyPants.

    There should be a new episode coming out soon. I sold a painting and some jewellery over the weekend so have ordered some more ‘stuff’ for the project.

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    WorldClassAccident
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    This ia not the video I was planning but is my denial of some scandalous accusations made against me at a recent car show

    Normal service will be resumes shortly as explained in the clip

    DickBarton
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    Hope your wife has a great birthday weekend!

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    Watty
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    That was so funny! Don’t let the pricks bother you WCA, keep it up & well done. 👍

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    WorldClassAccident
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    Thanks Watty – I was less bothered than amazed. Just think you hard it would be for my ‘team’ to stay out of sight in all filming, and my cameraman never to appear in any of the reflected surfaces. Can you imagine how hard it would be to appear this incompetent if I actually knew what I was doing?

    scaredypants
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    “Porsche-destroying ****”  like it’s an actual established term ?!

    Maybe get one of your many henchmen to sort out some merch with that on it

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    WorldClassAccident
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    “Porsche-destroying ****”  like it’s an actual established term ?! – I hear there are some very niche websites for participents

    Oh damn, I forgot to mention that I don’t have any merch either. I guess my social media tribe could buy a painting instead…

    Bruce
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    What’s wrong with destroying a Porsche?

    I don’t normally watch YouTube but the wing behind you in the video looks pretty good to me.

    Be creative have fun and enjoy what you are doing,.

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    fasthaggis
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    “Porsche-destroying ****”

    Needs to be on a T-Shirt and worn or hung up behind the car during filming👍🤣

    Keep on keeping on WCA ,you are a one of a kind*.

    * in a really good way

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    WorldClassAccident
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    Good idea. I will get ‘my team’ to work on some merchandise.

    “I support the Porsche destroying W@@@ker” t-shirts available to order 😉soon

    singletrackmind
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    Actually, now it’s been shrunk it doesn’t look too bad .
    The Porsche is quite a small car to start with so I suppose it’s easy to get the panels oversized, then cut them back.

    dyna-ti
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    The clown insulting you, tbh sounds like he’s a bit jealous of your work

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    Adds: when sanding, maybe take a leaf out of ‘fairing’ in boat building. Which is to use a long board of about 6mm ply or mdf with the sandpaper stuck to it. It prevents low spots from forming if you sand one area more than another and the length of the board(say 12″-18″) as it bridges any low spots taking off the high spots only.

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    Much like a No7 or No8 handplane. Same principle.

    WorldClassAccident
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    when sanding, maybe take a leaf out of ‘fairing’ in boat building. Which is to use a long board of about 6mm ply or mdf with the sandpaper stuck to it.[/]
    You might be (the only one) excited by the next episode where i do a lot of sanding. I bought a long board sanding block which i stick my sand paper to when trying to get the wing straight. I use epoxy and glad baubles to form a fairing paste, and the whole process is called ‘fairing’. Taken from the boat building world to describe making a smooth straight and flat surface when it really is a complex compound curved surface, just without ripples it sharp edges.

    matt_outandabout
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    I’d rather watch you shuffle around the dusty garage than most other ‘car channels’ on YT.

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    WorldClassAccident
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    Well I have spent most of Friday evening up to my eyeballs in white powder – want to watch the video of it?

    DS911 – The White Powder Episode

    WorldClassAccident
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    I put the video out on Friday evening as I was spending Saturday hosting a birthday BBQ for MrsWCA and then Sunday I had an all day British Cycling Coaching assessment course.  I did manage to get a couple of hours to sand the left wing and slap some gloop onto the bonnet so hopefully will get them ready for primer during the mornings and evenings this week.

    Bonnet with gloop

    How do I link to google photos? https://photos.app.goo.gl/JVJJms47iRyniRWT7

    i_like_food
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    I’m loving this. Thanks for sharing :)

    EDIT: the forum turned my thumbs up emoji into a question mark, which altered the meaning of my post. Fixed with an old school smiley face

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