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Old 02-10-2015, 06:34 PM
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Default T57 Bugatti Rear Fender Build

Starting this thread to share some upcoming work on behalf of Jim Hery of Chalfant Motor Cars in Belfast, Tennessee.


3D scanning done with the help of Scott White, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He provided the scan used to make this buck.

Again, I just took a 3D scan, inserted it into SolidWorks (this is not going easy for me for some reason) then drew the components in an interlocking manner and exported them to drawings, then saved as a .dxf file and sent to the water jet guy. Got these pieces back on Saturday. Have many other small home projects, but will get going on the assembly ASAP.

The scan is of the right side rear fender, but I drew the original buck drawings for the left rear fender. In the pics that shows 'protrusions' in the fender skin, that indicates areas that will need to be sanded to conform to the fenders contour. I drew the buck parts in a manner that I had two sets of pieces cut at the water jet place. Then, by reversing the base plate and rotating the two support plates and screwing them together, the remaining 'ribs' can be assembled in an opposite manner before final sanding. (at least, that's the plan).

I was able to rearrange the cutting to allow one set of parts to be cut from a single sheet of the 5/8" thick Baltic Birch Plywood. The current plan is to assemble the wood components with the West System of marine epoxy glue and after fitting to coat it with Marine Spar Varnish.

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Old 02-10-2015, 07:36 PM
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awesome work will! I told our buddy richman to say hello a few weeks back. hope he did!
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:02 PM
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You are getting pretty high tech for an ol suthn boy!

That process really works great for an accurate & easy to assemble buck.

Too bad that requires expensive equipment, and a skilled solid works tech.

nice work Thanks for sharing

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Old 02-10-2015, 09:10 PM
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Maybe a little bit of inspiration whilst you are working hard on your buck and fender

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Will

You are getting pretty high tech for an ol suthn boy!

That process really works great for an accurate & easy to assemble buck.

Too bad that requires expensive equipment, and a skilled solid works tech.

nice work Thanks for sharing

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The stuff is getting cheaper and cheaper. You can 3D Scan with an xbox kinect and free software these days! Rhino CAD software is under $1000!
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:25 AM
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Brilliant Will! Just hope the bits are all numbered! Looking forward to seeing more of the build as it progresses.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:39 AM
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Maybe a little bit of inspiration whilst you are working hard on your buck and fender,Cheers Greg
Wow Greg - ain't that just the prettiest thing!! I guess in the fantastic 30's this wasn't such an outrageous shape, but it must have looked like it was from outer space to many (confession - I have a long term project of a Type 51 homage and have just watched a friend build a recreation Type 59 GP from a kit of BOC castings, for a customer).
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Wow clever stuff, a-a, b-b,? where's that bit go springs to mind sure you've got it covered, might I add don't do too many sheets at a time or you might get lost. You back burner must be full of unfinished projects, good job you've got redneck coming up.
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:26 AM
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Great job!
I am planning to do the same with my Dino once it is finished... get it 3D scanned (one side), and create a 3D buck which I will convert into a wooden buck to be able to do a nice aluminum car body, because the body I am building now is going through a lot of changes due to my lack of professionality. It is like a first prototype, the second body will be much better!

Thanks for showing!
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The stuff is getting cheaper and cheaper. You can 3D Scan with an xbox kinect and free software these days! Rhino CAD software is under $1000!
Thanks for the xbox kinect lead!

I just watched a random short video on the technique, and it looks very promising. I checked ebay; used 360 kinect sensors are in the 20-30 dollar range as the presenter claims. He uses the free version of a software called Skanect. The paid version seems reasonably priced, if it works as claimed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cKb3oEM47E

Steve, have you done any scanning with a kinect yet?

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