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Old 04-18-2016, 07:31 PM
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Default T57 Bugatti Stelvio Front Fender Build

It's been some time, but have gotten around to getting started on the '35 Bugatti Stelvio front fender build. It took (5) pieces of 5/8" thick Baltic Birch plywood. Just got the pieces back from the water jet guy. (Dave Bolding at FabTec in Gastonia, N.C. - does a great job for us.)

Shown are pic's of the fender at Jim Hery's shop in Belfast, Tennessee, with Scott White, the gentleman that did the 3D scanning. Other pics are of the SolidWork drawings and then the pile of pieces. The fenders will be fabricated as shown, and the headlights fit in place at a later date.

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Old 04-18-2016, 08:28 PM
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Nice one !!
That will make the making of the guards a lot easier
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:11 PM
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Is it reversible?
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:07 PM
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There are two sets of buck pieces and they are identical at this point. They can be assembled as opposite hand, but once they have been sanded to fit the fender they will not interchangeable.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:55 PM
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Wonderful work by all hands involved. Keep the pix coming as I really like Bugatti work!
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:19 AM
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Have you thought of making templates to act like contour gauges for the outside of each inbd/outbd profile? By just adding a little to the outside scrap of each one it would seem to be very close. Assuming that the kerf width is close to the sheet-metal gauge.

Don't know if I made clear what im asking. I have no experience using bucks.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:54 AM
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Yes, that is why I asked the water jet guy to save the remnants of the cut outs. The 'outside' of the pieces are roughly the same size as the outer side of the panel material and will make extremely accurate 'contour gauges'. Due to the need to nest these pieces in a manner that minimized the amount of wood that I had to purchase, it prevented us from having enough material to have gauges for every contour.
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Please post some pics of the built
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:16 AM
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Very nice, Will! Those bucks will real value to anyone wanting to produce those fenders.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:22 AM
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You said that Scott White did the 3D scanning work. Did Scott also do the reverse engineering work in Solidworks? Contact information would be great for all those who got the buck scanned and reverse engineered. I suspect that Scott may work in-house there at Jim Hery's shop.

All those skills make me want to cry.

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