Bodywork

Hot Rod Hidden Hinges

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Wireframe A pillar - Hidden HingeAs a datum for the whole body, I’m starting with the A pillars and hidden hinges.
With the hinge pins as datums, I’ll make the bulkhead & windscreen surround.

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New Workshop Required

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Hot Rod WireframeI’ve been moving my car and all my tools. Now the bodywork can begin. The wooden buck has been scrapped so from now on I’ll be using the wireframe

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Bodywork Wireframe Buck – half finished

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Bodywork Wireframe BuckWith half the wireframe buck finished, it has become obvious that although it has its uses it is also very prone to flexing. It’s own weight is sufficient to bend and distort bars. It will therefore need a lot of…

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Bodywork Wire Frame Buck

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Custom Body BuckHaving built one half of a wooden car body buck, I’m making a wire frame buck. The plan is to bend 5mm steel bar around my wooden buck. Every bar I bend around the buck touches with less than 1mm gap. I’ve made sure that no force is required to ‘spring’ the bars into place.

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Bodywork Wire Frame Buck

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Bodywork Wire FrameWith the engine running, I’ve turned my attention back to the bodywork. I’ve started the wire frame for the bodywork buck. Although essentially this started as a Haynes Roadster, hopefully depending on my bodywork skills, will end up as a late 1930’s style Hot Rod. In the past I mocked up several designs firstly in Photoshop, CAD and wood.

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Wooden Buck For 37 Ford Phantom Part 12

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Getting this 1937 Ford Slantback sedan wooden buck right has been a lot slower than I’d hoped, but it’s about right.

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Wooden Buck For 37 Ford Phantom Part 11

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Ford 1937 Slantback Sedan Hot Rod wooden buck. In it’s day the 1937 Ford Slantback was revolutionary. The swooping rear lines were some of the first efforts car designers ever made towards aerodynamics. This was an era when huge advantages were being made in everything transport related.

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Wooden Buck For 37 Ford Phantom Part 10

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This Wooden Buck for my 1937 Ford Phantom Hot Rod is taking a little more effort than I would like.

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Wooden Buck For 37 Ford Phantom Part 9

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I’ve made a hole lot of mess cutting up the wooden buck for my hot rod. Getting the shape just right is proving much harder than I thought.

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Wooden Buck For 37 Ford Phantom Part 8

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They say ‘A change is as good as a rest’. Well I’ve had one, now I’m doing the other. I’ve had a break from the car; this was in part because of the river running through the workshop.

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