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Forum: Buck Building 05-05-2019, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Kabous
Hi James. No I havent considered it. I only had...

Hi James.
No I havent considered it. I only had a day to take the measurements and if a laser didnt work for some reason, I was toast.

But I think is should work well. It might be best to make it...
Forum: Buck Building 05-08-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Kabous
Thank you for the compliments Manny. Next...

Thank you for the compliments Manny.

Next time I have a feeling to do something similar, would go and lie on the bed and hope it goes away...
Forum: Buck Building 04-30-2018, 02:10 AM
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Posted By Kabous
Thanks Charlie. Definitely not making another...

Thanks Charlie. Definitely not making another one.

Hi Barry, thanks. Will contact you.

Yes me too Marcus. The buyer is a dealer in Cobras and wants this one for himself and is not reselling it....
Forum: Buck Building 04-28-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Kabous
Just to finish this thread I started more than 2...

Just to finish this thread I started more than 2 years ago.

I completed the body three months after I started the project bar the hinges for the doors, boot and hood.

Had to start a new job...
Forum: Buck Building 05-21-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Kabous
Ok Kerry, thanks for the info and warning. Just...

Ok Kerry, thanks for the info and warning.
Just as an aside, there is an African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) agreement between America and some African states of which South Africa is part of...
Forum: Buck Building 05-21-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Kabous
Yes, that is the plan.

Yes, that is the plan.
Forum: Buck Building 05-21-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 59,205
Posted By Kabous
Kerry, the pics posted were the first ones taken....

Kerry, the pics posted were the first ones taken. The main reason for that was I wasn't too sure about the integrity of the buck on a millimeter basis as I had only a day to copy the data from a...
Forum: Buck Building 05-21-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 59,205
Posted By Kabous
Frank, from a longevity view, would do the same...

Frank, from a longevity view, would do the same but in future would rather use the buck more to weld up the panels to sit proportionally correct as opposed to see if the shape is good. For that I...
Forum: Buck Building 05-20-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Kabous
Getting underway

Six weeks ago I started building the body and this is how far I got.

I have never made a crowned panel before and began by making the nose first with smaller panels but as confidence grew,...
Forum: Buck Building 02-08-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 59,205
Posted By Kabous
AllyBill hired a Faro 3D scanner which worked...

AllyBill hired a Faro 3D scanner which worked well in Autocad: http://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=12767&highlight=scanner&page=4

Rentals are in the region of $500/day which isn't too...
Forum: Buck Building 02-01-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 59,205
Posted By Kabous
Thanks Nigel, will look into it next time.

Thanks Nigel, will look into it next time.
Forum: Buck Building 01-10-2015, 09:25 PM
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Views: 59,205
Posted By Kabous
Hi Scott That pic is the only one I have at...

Hi Scott

That pic is the only one I have at the moment. I am offshore and will only be able to take some more in about 3 weeks time- if I still have the railcar.

You can place small bearings on...
Forum: Buck Building 01-10-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Kabous
Scott - the way you want to measure it - from the...

Scott - the way you want to measure it - from the rear would give very accurate readings. The only caveat being all the rods must be exactly the same length.



Yes on both accounts. Tried to get...
Forum: Buck Building 01-10-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 59,205
Posted By Kabous
Hi Scott As there are some critical steps...

Hi Scott

As there are some critical steps when measuring for the buck, I will attempt to answer you first and follow up with the rest. Might look complicated but is quite easy, really.

The...
Forum: Buck Building 01-08-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 59,205
Posted By Kabous
Barry, once I am onshore beginning Feb I will...

Barry, once I am onshore beginning Feb I will contact you.

Yes Brent, it is container but with a sliding door. It hangs on two bolts where the heads slide in a slot cut at the bottom of a...
Forum: Buck Building 01-07-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 59,205
Posted By Kabous
Metal Cobra buck

Gents

Two years ago I started on a Cobra buck after reading some threads on the subject and following a few builds. I then decided to jump right in, sheeze.. :rolleyes:

First a rail was build...
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