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Old 03-12-2017, 07:52 AM
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At the Stuttgart show I met Marco Artioli (seen in background standing talking to woman). Speaking to him through an interpreter, I learned the following:

1. Marco learned his craft at Carrozzeria AutoSport in Modena.
2. He opened his own business Carrozzeria G.A. srl, with a partner, Guido Gennari, also in Modena.
3. They use ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY an Eckhold Kraftformer.
4. Buck is for a Maserati (couldn't understand type name.)
5. www.garestuarimodena.it


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Old 04-04-2017, 12:46 PM
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That's apparently the rear clip from a mid-late '60s Maserati Mistral.



A very fascinating minimalism of lines.
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:14 PM
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I have no idea how accurate it is but I really like that buck because it has excellent backside viewing . However I guess the downside is with the flats of the stations parallel to the skin like that you canít grind away some of a station to fine tune the buck. Many times bucks are off slightly , the only way you can tell is run your hand over a panel made from one to check for true flow. ~ John Buchtenkirch
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Old 04-04-2017, 03:04 PM
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Nicely observed, Drew. John, you're right about the flats, but in the end it's always the results that count.
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:48 PM
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I had a visit from a Italian guy that works at ''Carrozzeria Nova Rinoschente'' in Vigonza Italy, he stay at my place for a few of weeks so we had a chance to talk about method, tools, machines, work ethics in Italy etc, he was involved in the rebuilt of one of Mercedes built in Germany just before the war here is the link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZXRAQw9kyE

He was telling me that the Eckold is the tool that they use for all their shaping
and the English wheel (even having one in the shop )get's little use)
He also said that must of the work shop in Italy now days all use the Eckold.
I think also that most of the shop in Europe does the same with the exception of England ?
He was surprise to see that the panel made in my shop with the English wheel where so smooth, and he said ......Quote.... the panels that we made are not finished that well, so we file them up and smooth things off that way (end of Quote) they also use the planishing hammer, as a mater of fact I remember seeing 3 of them when I was in Italy visiting that shop
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:08 PM
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Yes Peter, it looks like the pro shops are moving in that direction. The Eckold is a much quieter machine than a power hammer. I WISH SOMEONE would build an affordable Eckold...which is what I thought was going to happen recently. I WISH SOMEONE IN WISCONSIN would do that...

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Old 05-29-2017, 11:12 PM
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Affordable Eckold. You have to be kidding that is like affordable Mercedes or Porsche. My hammer (Baileigh MH19) isn't all that noisy. I put a half inch rubber pad under the whole thing and run it in my residential neighborhood with no complaints.
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