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Old 08-26-2022, 04:06 PM
MartinWesterwerks MartinWesterwerks is offline
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Default 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder

As I mentioned in the introduction I design and develop quite boring things for living and have interest in some automotive CGI things. That has led me to designing bucks bodies of vintage Porsches.



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This is the 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder aka "The Westerwerks Project Sydney" in RHD form, LHD can be made by simply rotating the parts around. RHD was needed for this project because the client is Sydney based. The overall shape is all bone-stock and as close to original as possible without scanning the actual multi-million dollar car. The blue car has modern bits and pieces here and there, but buck-wise its all original shape. Buck is all in metrics: 9mm plywood, cut using 6mm tool. I designed the whole thing to sit on top of this 50mm x 50mm wooden frame with swivel wheels attached to make it easier to roll around the shop/garage.



The buck beauty shot:






The boring CAD view:




The car design:






I'm the type of guy that loves posting massive images but I have scaled everything down and uploaded off-site, I apparently have completely forgotten how forums work, saving images as attachment lowered the quality too much.
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Old 08-26-2022, 04:29 PM
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Very nice work.
I wish I had some of that type of knowledge
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Old 08-26-2022, 05:00 PM
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WOW!


That's damn nice!


You building one?


If one were left hand drive does the rear cowl move to the left?
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Default Stunning!

Absolutely stunning!
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Old 08-27-2022, 02:57 AM
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Very nice work.
I wish I had some of that type of knowledge
Thank You very much! I wish I had the metal shaping knowledge.


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WOW!


That's damn nice!


You building one?


If one were left hand drive does the rear cowl move to the left?
The only difference between LHD and RHD is the single cowl/hump on the rear lid/cover.

I'm not building the car myself, I'm just the buck designing guy. I designed the entire car and made the buck. I have no real metal shaping skills, I'd most likely cut my fingers off in the first 10 minutes. But I could potentially build a fiberglass one if I had free time to spend.




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Absolutely stunning!
Thank you! Buck for this particular design has turned out to be very popular. Way more than I anticipated. Should have started sharing my designs to the public long time ago, but I was working with small circle of clients, mostly doing one-off designs etc.
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Old 08-27-2022, 09:01 PM
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Martin, I saw your buck posts on one of the Facebook groups. I nearly responded with the following comments but didn't want to deal with FB trolls. We don't have those problems.

Two comments.

1. While we don't want to see individual business transactions, we do like to know how much things cost. We allow that so do everyone a favor and tell us the price.

2. The buck is beautiful and you are obviously talented. That said, while I'd like to build that car, for me, your buck would be a challenge...at least the sides would be a challenge. You admit to limited shaping skills. The issue is that it is important to be able to see the back of the panel in order to determine that the metal fits tightly to the buck. Yeah, there are some tricks that can be done to get around it but it would much better if there were openings so you could see how well the panel fits the buck. Yeah, I could just cut them myself and would but it would be better if it was part of the design. My opinion.

A question for the non metric folks like me. Are there plans to offer this in non-metric...maybe British Witworth or furlongs...lol. Seriously, in the US, metric plywood is not available.

Finally, is there a chassis that this body fits on or is it unique?

Beautiful work..Beautiful car.
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