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    THAT HAS TO BE AN EARLY COUPE PROMOD THAT DIDN'T TURN OUT RIGHT OR SOMETHING,,,,IT STILL HAS ALL THE MOLD EDGEING IN THE DOORS , , WELL,,,THATS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO ME ops: ops: ops:
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    I'll bet that is the buck that Carl Moyer had made of a '38 Chevy to be used in the early Pro Mod days. At first I thought it might have been Scotty Cannon's Willys, but then I noticed where a side "window" should be.

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    pardon my ignorance....but WTF is a "buck" Is that the mold the body is made from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tod74
    pardon my ignorance....but WTF is a "buck" Is that the mold the body is made from?
    That is correct, Tod. It's quite an interesting multi staged process to produce even a single part in 'glass or any composite.
    You start with a 'master' or 'buck', which is exactly what you want to reproduce. It is a 'male' and is braced and supported to prevent any distortion. The 'buck' is usually used only once and that is to form the 'female' part of the mold. That 'female' mold is severily braced and built very strong to prevent distortion as it will be used many, many times to produce the actual parts that will be used.
    Body bucks are kept as they can be modified to produce a slightly different female mold for a slightly different part. and on and on......
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    I was thinking 37 chevy promod? Where's the front end? Carbon fiber anyone!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrivingMissDD
    Quote Originally Posted by Tod74
    pardon my ignorance....but WTF is a "buck" Is that the mold the body is made from?
    That is correct, Tod. It's quite an interesting multi staged process to produce even a single part in 'glass or any composite.
    You start with a 'master' or 'buck', which is exactly what you want to reproduce. It is a 'male' and is braced and supported to prevent any distortion. The 'buck' is usually used only once and that is to form the 'female' part of the mold. That 'female' mold is severily braced and built very strong to prevent distortion as it will be used many, many times to produce the actual parts that will be used.
    Body bucks are kept as they can be modified to produce a slightly different female mold for a slightly different part. and on and on......

    Helped a guy build boat mold this way. I didn't do any of the fiberglass work, I did the framing to stiffen the mold around it. Lots of box tubing a wire feed welder wire.


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