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Old 02-14-2012, 06:58 PM
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OK I see bucks being made. But how are they used. You don't form metal over them from what I've seen. Can't hammer on them. Also besides giving you an idea of what a part would look like. Is there any other reason to make foam parts like fenders and such. I am embarrassed to ask. I don't know unless I do.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:30 PM
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Thank you for Puting my post I'm the right place. On phone it is hard to see everything. I have read alot of the post in this section and didnt even know I was in it.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:12 PM
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Hi Dave,

We make bucks to fit the panels to. A buck should be accurate so that the panels when fitted and clamped to the buck can be trimmed and welded. Foam bucks are sometimes made to visualise the finished project and to take flexible shape patterns and contour gauges from.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:42 PM
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Dave,
The long answer, there a many different bucks, some are simple other are much more complex. http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7102 Dave Hinz is building a one of a kind car, he has an idea what it should look like from pictures. The buck let's him see what the car might look like before making panels. So if he sees something doesn't look right he can make changes to the buck so it look right to him. Then from there he can make patterns from the patterns the parts are made.
Now bucks can be just simple framework, some bucks are also hammerforms, all in how much you want to use the bucks, in this album Jeff Dyce built his buck with steel reinforcement so he could make a few sets of fenders, http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/album.php?albumid=144
So hopefully that didn't put you to sleep... Now what are you wanting to make? Don't forget to post pics you know how we all like pics! Take care! tt
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:55 AM
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Thank you guys. I always saw bucks being used as a support structure. Wasn't sure if the metal got hammered over them or you worked metal and then verified it was making full contact with buck for testing. Building a pro street 70 f 100. Love metal and want to learn all I can about working with it. Plan to attend a meet for beginners sometime
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:55 AM
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Nope didn't put me to sleep. Enjoyed it
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:58 AM
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Dave,
If you can make this meet http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9254 Ron aka Godspeed is fairly close to you. He has made a few bucks for his " cool " projects. http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9240 I have a new smart phone, it is real good at making fart sounds.... like I need help...... tt
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:30 AM
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Thank you. Starting to learn more and more. The buck gives you a place to sit the metal to see if it looks right and make? sure it touches the buck where you want it to. Verification of shape and such. Correct?
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Yes it does, and if you will notice many times the rib or stations are closer together when the shape is greater. There are bucks made with metal, check out the bondo buck Randy made to reproduce a fender http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=506 Now sometimes you get a set of plans to build a car like Mark did here http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showt...ht=cobra+coupe Many different ways to get the info you need to make your parts. What are you wanting to make? tt
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:05 PM
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Going to experiment with a little car. Son has a battery operated mustang. Would like to make a pro stock style gas powered car from it. Pro stock junior dragster style
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