Building a Wood Bodied
Strip Built Boats are beautiful. Why not a car body ?
I didn't know anything about cars so became a student at WWU's Vehicle Research Institute. To fulfill their student requirements, I wrote this website.
I'd like to thank NorthWest Vintage Speedsters. They let me build their website which gave me access to the historic and modern photos of speedsters. Without those photos, this project wouldn't be easy.
There are 9 sections :
1. Wood Cars -- There is a rich history of wood cars. The golden era was 1920 through the 30's. Building a wood bodied car is extending that heritage. This section starts to document that heritage and a few of my early projects.
2. Model A Chassis -- This section documents what I learned building my 1930 Model A Ford Chassis.
3. Speedster Design -- This is the heart of the site. It documents design software selection and how a speedster body is designed.
4. Select a Design -- I surveyed 100+ people to help me decide which speedster to build from 6 designs and 16 variations.
5. Planking -- Discusses Trim and Accent Stripe Issues
6. CNC Router -- Documents how the design is used to cut out the strong back using a CNC router.
7. Model -- A Few Pictures of the 1/6 Model and what it showed.
8. Strong Back -- Shows how I built the Strong Back.
9. Strip Building -- Shows how to build a speedster body with strips on top of the Strongback.
|I suggest you look at all these sections. Have Fun.|
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