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Classic Mercedes-Benz Restoration Photography

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Hemmels Photographer, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Hemmels Photographer

    Hemmels Photographer MBO Forum Supporter

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    Greetings all,

    I’m Shawn, photographer at Hemmels - I’m just wondering if posters here would have any interest in me regularly sharing a variety of classic Mercedes-Benz restoration images in this thread?

    Regular photographs of the detailed process rather than strictly completed vehicles - a place people can visually enjoy as well as discuss the entire journey that takes place throughout a restoration project.

    Many that I post would be shots taken during entire rebuilds on the 300SL, 280SL & 190SL models, but also from a range of various projects on other 20th century Mercedes-Benz classics.

    As the Hemmels photographer I have a daily backstage pass to all of the goings-on in the body shop and trim shop, and as big fans of Mercedes I thought you may enjoy viewing behind-the-scenes images. Be it a small collection of shots telling a visual story of a car being rebuilt from start to finish, or simply shots of an engine being tweaked, chrome being fitted or interior leather being handstitched - if you have any shots of your own restoration projects then it’d be great for you to get involved by posting your own for us to view in here as well.

    If there was anything in particular you were keen to see photographed, you could let me know and I could do my best to capture it for you.

    Let me know if this is something that may be of interest?
     
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    Jim2 Senior Member

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    Hi and Welcome !!! As far as I am concerned...... Bring it on !!!!:):):)
     
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    mercmancdi Senior Member

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    Very interested.
    Welcome
     
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    Yep, that would be great! :)
    Oh and welcome. :D
     
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    davidsl500 Senior Member

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    Welcome, sounds good to me
     
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    AJD Senior Member

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    Hi Shawn, welcome to the forum :) Love classics of any make not just MB so yes, I'm all for it :D
     
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    Great Shawn, I for one would enjoy looking through the photos.
     
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    SL55 Mark Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome. Sounds great!
     
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    Hello and welcome,

    Now less talk and more pictures :D
     
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    Thank you all!

    Appreciate the kind welcome! Great stuff.
    I'll just crack on with posting stuff up every now and then!

    If there are any requests of something specific you'd be keen to see then just let me know!

    I'll start with a random collection to give you an idea of the type of shots, but going forward I'll look to base each post around something in particular.

    1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg 6.jpg 7.jpg 8.jpg 9.jpg
     
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    I think that would be up there as one of my dream jobs .
     
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    Do you mean the craft jobs featured in the photos, or the photographers Job?
     
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    Well if I’m Honest either would be great :)
    No I was referring to the restoration.
     
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    robparker Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Yep, likewise
     
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    During my 30 odd years in the motor trade, panelbeating and car resortation was the majority of it, the best part of a restoration is stripping and documenting the bits, but nothing more satisfying seeing a customer very happy to have his pride and joy back after many many months with out it :D
    It's not all fun and glory doing a major restoration though. I've done mainly Triumphs and a few Mercedes. 450sel, 280ce and a 350se. Other one offs, Ford Mainline, MK1 Zypher, MK3 Zypher, '57 Belair and a '59 Impala. Oh and an XU1 Torana. Might be others I've forgotten :rolleyes:
    The rest were just do up's. :)
    Oh I forgot.......a '64 220 couple :cool: That was a cool car, all brand new panels used from MB, though a while ago now :shock:
     
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    One of my favourite programs was “A car is reborn” with Mark Evans when he restored that mark 1 E type Jag .
    That is one Very talented Gentleman.
     
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    Many thanks.
     
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    Welcome - great pictures!
     
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    Welcome to the Forum Shawn,

    Just changed your status so your now officially an MBO Forum Supporter.

    Images are great. All the best.
     
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