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Building a Roadster Body, Part 1: Making the Buck

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The first step in many large metalshaping projects is building a buck. A buck is a pattern, or form, that captures all of the key dimensions, contours, and details of an object in three-dimensional space. In some cases, details such as flanges and intricate contours are created by hammering metal directly against reinforced portions of the buck. The techniques used to make sophisticated bucks are not widely known, and many people have called us requesting a step-by-step description of the process, using tools the average builder may already have. You'll learn a fast way to use sheetmetal angles to model large, complicated shapes with surprising accuracy, and you'll get insight into the way Ron works through the challenges presented by each element of the buck. His detailed, easy-to-follow commentary, coupled with striking close-up photography makes each step easy to follow, and you'll learn how to build sturdy, accurate bucks - the foundation for your large-scale metalshaping projects!

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  1. body bucks made easy

    Posted by Scott Divers on Nov 9th 2020

    Great dvd! It is full of ideas on how to tackle building a buck. The exo skeleton made of 3/4 by 3/4 steel angle will work perfect for a up coming project .
    Ron Covell , Thank you for a dvd well worth it's price.

  2. buck must be based physical car

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 28th 2018

    Mr. Covell gets top marks for the way the material is organized, produced, and explained. The dvd was worth it on that alone, even though I was looking to build a buck from concept (CAD), not physical car, which is requred and I dropped one star because of it, still I have a lot less to figure out on my own.

  3. Easy to understand Iinstruction

    Posted by Ron Wikstrom Sr. on Jun 28th 2017

    Mr. Covell has the ability to teach and demonstrate his techiques on a piece, then it becomes what he said it would turn out to be and it was understood every step of the way what he was doing. For myself, a newbie, it was easy to follow along. This is the first video I purchased, I am looking forward to starting my own project and I will be referring to the video's along the way.
    Thank you Mr. Covell
    Ron W.
    Hesperia Ca.

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