My fabricated Hot Rod door is not going to be easy. Considering I'm new to this metalwork lark, I'm actually finding it quite fun.
As 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.
I'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
With 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… Read More »Bodywork Wireframe Buck – half finished
Having 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.