All MetalShaping

Go Back   All MetalShaping > General Metal Shaping Discussion > Buck Building
  Today's Posts Posts for Last 7 Days Posts for Last 14 Days  

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-13-2018, 05:49 PM
rustreapers rustreapers is offline
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 46
Default My first buck

I took on this 37 Plymouth to stretch my skills and had hoped to at least make shop rent. I am in the hardest half on the project, definitely learning a lot and it would have been cheaper to had payed him to go some where else but you can't put a price on education. This is my first buck and largest rolled panel I ever made. I took (90 degree bent) sweeps from the other side and almost all aligned with what reference points I had with the exception of the left side above the arch. I don't want to write it off to 1937 stamping technology and have yet to release the remainder of the QT panel to see if it spring out. I just may have to blend it in to what I have. As we know you can't see both sides at the same time. Once the horizontal and vertical patterns where screwed in place I bent the arch to match the fender. I then backed it up with wood to make it ridged. Tomorrow I an starting my second piece.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1149.jpg (79.1 KB, 182 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1140.jpg (79.7 KB, 141 views)
John Phillips "bustin rust and eating dust"
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2018, 06:46 PM
norson norson is online now
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, Or.
Posts: 245

Looks like it's been hit in that area. The curve looks to be flattened out front to back. I'd make a profile gauge of the other side at least two feet longer to the rear to check it. And yes it is common for rights and lefts to very.
Norm Henderson
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.