The wooden buck for this 1937 Ford Hot Rod is starting to look a little too much like a dashing 1930's gentleman's ride than something you'd bolt 20 inch alloy wheels to.
1937 Ford Wooden buck - part 5.
The aim of this wooden buck is to produce a 37 Ford Phantom Slantback sedan. Inspiration has been taken from OZE Rods and cars like Baron Von Kuhls 37 Phantom Phaeton.
Homemade wooden car bucks aren't made over a weekend. They need to be a good representation of the final design. This buck will not look anything like what Colin Chapham created but might look something like what Henry Ford penned.
Making a wooden buck from CAD plans doesn't simply involve a set-square and a ruler. It requires feeling and passion and an artists eye.
What type of Car Body Buck should I use? There are so many choices. Open frame, steel, wood, polystyrene and clay. In the end I went for MDF.
Homemade English Wheel are not easy. Tolerances are key to getting it right. Find CAD files, anvil dimensions and radius drawings here
This Home made English wheel was modelled in CAD and laser cut from flat steel all for under £200. With a 910mm throat and stands 1.6metres tall it is fit for any professional workshop.
Hot Rod bodies on a Kit Car chassis aren't a new thing, but this is the first 1937 Ford Slantback.
Getting the height of a Kit Car Chassis right is not easy, there are many factors to take into account. Engine height through to aesthetics