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Old 03-13-2021, 02:02 PM
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Greg: My Miura is 105% of original so I chose to have it 3D modeled in the larger size prior to making the station buck. I outsourced the modeling and station buck design to a guy located in Brazil who does this as a profession. Information about this is in this post: https://www.allmetalshaping.com/show...&postcount=169

After he modeled the station buck in CAD, he provided me the CNC instructions to have the station buck cut. I had a local CNC router place do it with the files Dan provided to me. This all may sound expensive but I found the costs to be reasonable especially now in hindsight where the station buck provides me measurement information and templates for making the inner substructures that will hold the body panels.
Thanks, yes that sounds similar to my original plan. But I have been converted to the wire buck idea. I still plan to have a couple of plywood stations. These will allow me to attach and detach sections of wire as required.
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Old 03-15-2021, 11:37 PM
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I made some more progress today. It looks like my calculations to match the body to the chassis were perfect.

Ignore the Dash hump, I have left it large until I have the gauge to size it up.
This is also not the correct slice for this position. This slice should be a few inches forward from where it is. The slice for this position has a less pronounced bump on the upper corners.

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Old 03-17-2021, 03:23 AM
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I am soooo looking forward to seeing progress . Thanks for posting
There is a fibreglass 550 running around Perth .looks absolutely beautiful
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Old 03-17-2021, 09:39 AM
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Hi Greg
Many ways to tackle making your buck and each has pros and cons. I have built a wire frame buck using 10mm square bar, 8 & 6mm round bar etc. and a high level of accuracy is easily achievable by mirroring the pattern. The main reasons for my preference of steel amounts to the ease of adding or subtracting material where adjustment is needed (I did a lot of this!), its weather resistance if stored outside, portability, ease of access to the back of the shaped panel and lastly its low cost.

How I tackled the various aspects is listed in my post on this forum https://www.allmetalshaping.com/show...highlight=buck
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Old 03-17-2021, 05:55 PM
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Thanks. I appreciate the input. The 8mm round bar seems like a good fit for me. I am liking my idea of creating the buck in segments separated by plywood. This gives me the ability to remove large portions of the buck if I need it out of the way temporarily. then I can bolt it back on as required. My buck will be kept inside at least until I am finished with it. I'm not really sure what I will do with it after that. It seems a shame to discard it after all the work and material that will go into it. But I'm not sure where I can find space to keep it. There is also the risk of needing it in the unfortunate event of panel damage.
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Made some progress on the buck. I just need to bolt these pieces together and start on the back

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Here is a little more progress from the weekend. The front is coming together. It may require some minor adjustment but I am happy so far.
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Looks like it should workout well for you.
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Yeah, so far I am very happy. There is a few mm to play with here and there but it's just a matter of shaving. Nothing too significant or concerning.
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Here is a little more progress from last night. I was using my bender to shape the bars for the door area of the buck. Now I just need to cut them and weld them into the sides of the buck.
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