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Forum: Buck Building 03-19-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,502
Posted By heinke
Post Station buck progress

I've been able to make good progress on the station buck even though I haven't had much time to focus on it. Getting the Ferrari 250 GTO on the road has been the focus of my garage time recently.
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Forum: Automotive Projects 03-17-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 88,160
Posted By heinke
Post Front Body Opening Ė Prancing Stallion

The GTO has very little shiny trim but the front body opening is one place with some bling. I broke out the fine sandpaper and aluminum polish to make the aluminum in front of the radiator and the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-12-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 88,160
Posted By heinke
Post GTO window frames

The window frames are home built from sheet I had formed into a channel by a sheet metal shop. I built the window frames over 10 years ago. Here's a write up I found in my archives:

One of the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-11-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 88,160
Posted By heinke
Post Side window installation

The original GTOs used 2 piece Lexan side windows where each piece filled about 60% of the opening, overlapping each other. To open the window, one piece slides horizontally instead of going down...
Forum: Buck Building 02-28-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,502
Posted By heinke
Dan Palatnik, dan.palat@gmail.com is the CAD...

Dan Palatnik, dan.palat@gmail.com is the CAD professional who did all the modeling. I started by purchasing a 3D model of a Miura SV from Squir.com. Dan fixed up a few defective details (e.g. wheel...
Forum: Buck Building 02-27-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,502
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Eric: I've already committed the job of cutting...

Eric: I've already committed the job of cutting the buck stations to a local CNC cutting business. I'm still trying to figure out a cost effective way to get the hammer form sections shaped/cut...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-26-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 88,160
Posted By heinke
Post Gas cap and binnacle

You might think that after paint the final assembly would move along quickly. Well, not only do you have to be very careful not to damage the paint, almost all the items involved in the final...
Forum: Buck Building 02-08-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,502
Posted By heinke
Post Here are the final 3D designs for the Miura...

Here are the final 3D designs for the Miura station buck:

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1119&pictureid=19250
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Forum: Buck Building 02-08-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,502
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Jack: I've decided to use 1/2" plywood for...

Jack: I've decided to use 1/2" plywood for station buck. I didn't like the extra weight of MDF and going with 3/4" would just make it even heavier. With plywood, I can also use wood screws.
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Forum: Buck Building 02-08-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,502
Posted By heinke
Thanks for the suggestion Scott. I'm...

Thanks for the suggestion Scott. I'm investigating the CNC router option now.
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-02-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 88,160
Posted By heinke
Frank: yes, although I might add some faux...

Frank: yes, although I might add some faux knock-offs on them. Given that the rims are the first real give away that this is a replica car, my first preference was to use actual spoke rims. But...
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-01-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 88,160
Posted By heinke
Post GTO home coming

After 1 year (almost to the day), the GTO body prep and paint work is done. The color is Rosso Corsa and the finish is fantastic! The credit for paint work goes to Frank Zucchi at FZ Restorations...
Forum: Buck Building 01-14-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,502
Posted By heinke
Post Station buck progress

Progress pic for 3D modeling of station buck.

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1119&pictureid=19229
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-03-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 29,570
Posted By heinke
Post Radiator coolant tubes (cont.)

I finished fabricating and welding up the front cooling tubes.

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1119&pictureid=19227

A final check to ensure the coolant lines will clear the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-01-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 82,167
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Congratulations on MSOTM! I like that it's...

Congratulations on MSOTM! I like that it's earned from a home built car and shaping it's skin.
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-30-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 29,570
Posted By heinke
Post Radiator coolant tubes

Iíve switched focus again from brake system to coolant lines. A great thing about a project at this early stage is that if you hit an issue with one area, thereís plenty of other areas where...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-21-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 29,570
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Good point Charlie. Yes, the stainless steel...

Good point Charlie. Yes, the stainless steel bolts I used as base stock don't have the same tensile strength as a steel bolt does. I chose stainless steel to avoid the rust and corrosion that might...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-20-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 29,570
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up The head on the tee-nut is 1/8" thick. I couldn't...

The head on the tee-nut is 1/8" thick. I couldn't go any thicker and have the needed clearance to rotor surface (only have .028" clearance now). I will be glueing the tee-nuts to the upright with the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-19-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 29,570
Posted By heinke
Post Disc Brakes

In parallel with modeling the station buck, Iíve started working on the brake system. Iíve elected to go with an aftermarket brake system made by Wilwood. Itís a high-performance brake system...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-15-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 29,570
Posted By heinke
Post Let the station buck modeling begin!

The primary purpose of creating a 3D model for this Miura project is to create a station buck for the body. I decided to go for a stand-alone, egg crate style of buck that will be composed of...
Forum: Buck Building 12-15-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,502
Posted By heinke
Post Station buck progress

Here's some progress pics of the Miura buck as it's being designed in CAD:

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/picture.php?albumid=1119&pictureid=19195
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Forum: Buck Building 12-12-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,502
Posted By heinke
Post Station buck thoughts

So it came time to start the CAD part of the buck making project. To make sure I wasn't giving confusing or ambiguous direction to Dan (the guy doing the CAD work), I decided to write down my...
Forum: Buck Building 12-09-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,502
Posted By heinke
Tim: thanks for sharing. Do you have pictures...

Tim: thanks for sharing. Do you have pictures you can post? For the solid buck pieces, are you using it as a hammer form?

I ask because my plan right now is to have solid areas on my buck for...
Forum: Buck Building 12-09-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,502
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Will: thanks for the straight shooting feedback. ...

Will: thanks for the straight shooting feedback. I do understand your point and appreciate you have a lot more experience with station bucks than I. So I am really listening and acting on your...
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-06-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 29,570
Posted By heinke
Thumbs up Kerry, Firstly, I like your new shape for rear...

Kerry,
Firstly, I like your new shape for rear door top corner much better. I think you're making a good choice on changing it.

Secondly, yes doors are a bitch. I spent hours and hours on my...
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