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Old 07-16-2018, 09:41 PM
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The problem with many of the 3D CAD models out there mentioned is that they are not correct. If you are willing to spend a few thousand hours of your labor and money to recreate your ideal dream custom car based upon a few hundred dollar (or free) CAD model --- go for it! But be warned that the models are not 3D proofed at half or full scale nor eyeballed to make sure the lofting flows correctly. I've walked into a few shops to view projects like the above underway and I see disasters awaiting as the builders can't visually see it. I commend them for their efforts but the few dollars they saved will inevitably bite them in the end.

Remember you need to only create / print / proof a 3D model by cutting it in half down the centerline (from above). Slap the model against a mirror and you will get a good indication of how it will look. Well worth the time investment and money spent!
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i agree with mark, i got a blueprint file for my 356 to make a front buck, jeffer (jeffry) did the modelling, he then checked it against an original car that was close to him and it was way off! way to narrow but he sorted it out
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:22 AM
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Thanks for the input! I wouldn't expect any inexpensive CAD model to be very exact, but it's cool they exist and could still be useful to some extent.

I'm trying to keep my shop time focused on fabricating the rear suspension for my Studebaker PU custom. The whole intent of which it to move the rear wheels in so I can build the style of bed I want (which will be all scratch built).

But I'm impatient and easily distracted, so I have been itching to start building a hot rod body. My imagination is not my best ally
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Thanks for the input! I wouldn't expect any inexpensive CAD model to be very exact, but it's cool they exist and could still be useful to some extent.

I'm trying to keep my shop time focused on fabricating the rear suspension for my Studebaker PU custom. The whole intent of which it to move the rear wheels in so I can build the style of bed I want (which will be all scratch built).

But I'm impatient and easily distracted, so I have been itching to start building a hot rod body. My imagination is not my best ally
Not to hijack your thread but I see your from Santa Cruz so am I! It's cool to see/meet other metal shapers from Santa Cruz also. Maybe we could get together and make some scrap metal. Lol
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Not to hijack your thread but I see your from Santa Cruz so am I! It's cool to see/meet other metal shapers from Santa Cruz also. Maybe we could get together and make some scrap metal. Lol
I'm game! I'm not quite to the point where I can start on my bed (still doing suspension fab). Maybe I'll get inspired and build a buck just for fun. That track nose would be a good project.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:20 PM
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I'm game! I'm not quite to the point where I can start on my bed (still doing suspension fab). Maybe I'll get inspired and build a buck just for fun. That track nose would be a good project.
That would be awesome! That track nose looks like it would be super fun to make! Where abouts in Santa Cruz are you?
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