Register now to get rid of these ads!

Ron Covell '27 Ford roadster buck building

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fordcragar, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. fordcragar
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 3,180

    fordcragar
    Member
    from Yakima WA.

    The January 2012 issue of Street Rodder magazine has an article on buck building. Ron Covell shows how he is building a full body buck for a ’27 Ford roadster body. It’s a good article with lots of pictures. Ron also has made a DVD that accompanies this article; which show each step in greater detail.
     
  2. the metalsurgeon
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,238

    the metalsurgeon
    Member
    from Denver

  3. blackprimer
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 20

    blackprimer
    BANNED
    from Reality

    As Ron will be using tools other than a rock and a rusty ,broken pipe wrench to build this....I don`t see how this is HAMB friendly.
     
  4. BCR
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,263

    BCR
    Member


    ^^^^Having a bad day?^^^^


    Nice article.
     

  5. chopt49
    Joined: Jul 5, 2006
    Posts: 945

    chopt49
    Member

    I read that article 10 times! The man is a metal GOD!

    I hope that I can put in my patch panels (on the '26 Roadster) and make them look factory, he builds a complete body and somehow it looks better then factory! I wanted more pictures.

    .
     
  6. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,743

    metalshapes
    Tech Editor

    Please stop posting untill you figure out what the HAMB is about.
     
  7. blackprimer
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 20

    blackprimer
    BANNED
    from Reality

    No...You ?
     
  8. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,279

    metalman
    Member

    I read the artical but must admit I wondered why the buck in the first place. I respect Ron's work to no end but fail to see the purpuse of spending the time (it had to take a lot of time and materials) to build such an alaberate buck unless he plans on building multible bodies. He has a nice original for patterns. I'd make one piece at a time to match the original and start assemblely from there. What am I missing?
     
  9. fordcragar
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 3,180

    fordcragar
    Member
    from Yakima WA.

    The last time I talked to Ron, he mentioned that the body he was using to make the buck, was borrowed.
     
  10. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    X2. He knows his stuff. I'd kill to have a quarter of his talent.


    iPhone - TJJ App
     
  11. The man has bent a lot of sheet metal to be as good as he is. I remember articles about him 100 years ago in R&C when he did the Datsun powered track roadster. Neat little car.
     
  12. BCR
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,263

    BCR
    Member

    I thought the same but came to the conclusion that it was for the how to article, not to build just this one body.
     
  13. the metalsurgeon
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,238

    the metalsurgeon
    Member
    from Denver

    A buck is a hard guide for wheeling/shaping the sheet metal,so you end up with a symmetrically shaped body.If you don't this you have no guide to shape your panels to.
    I will be building a wooden/steel buck to build my custom 'one off' aluminum body based on a 32'

    my metal work blog www.themetalsurgeon.com
     
  14. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,279

    metalman
    Member

    I understand what a buck is for and would see the purpose if it was a complete custom fab but not for making a panel to match one that already exists. I didn't need to build a buck for the 32 Vicky body I built. Just a tape measure and an eyeball and it's pretty darn symmetrical.
     
  15. mow too much
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 906

    mow too much
    Member

    I WISH I was only half as talented and patient as Ron. He a true craftsman.
     
  16. spiderdeville
    Joined: Jun 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,134

    spiderdeville
    Member
    from BOGOTA,NJ

    LOL ..that is a good one
     
  17. the metalsurgeon
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,238

    the metalsurgeon
    Member
    from Denver


    i rest my case,tape measure and eye ball and pretty darn straight??

    and are you going to lay a new panel over the original one.the new panel would end up a metal thickness bigger and therefore profiles different.

    if you want to do the backyard garage way,your way is totally fine,i guarantee both sides are not the same .Ron was showing us the correct professional way.

    my metal work blog www.themetalsurgeon.com
     
  18. I'd like to say that if you ever get a chance to attend one of Ron Covell's workshops, you're in for a good time. I had a chance to go to one at Vintage Aire in San Antonio, and I had a blast. Ron is really nice, and put on a hell of a workshop. I'm hoping I get to go to the two workshops in May, where he's going to be doing a dragster body. If I know my Covell history well enough, that's how he got his start.

    He had nothing but kind words for the folks here on the HAMB too; he referred to the forum many times.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,279

    metalman
    Member

    Backyard way huh. Now you have officially offended me. FWIW I've made a living bending tin for over 30 years and have a strong, happy customer base so I'd say I'm a professional. I also know several other "pros" that don't build bucks first so maybe there is more then one way to do it right.
     
  20. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326

    willymakeit
    Member

    One of these days I willl be able to attend one of his classes. Hopefully they will have some close to Mo.
     
  21. inlinr6
    Joined: Oct 27, 2009
    Posts: 344

    inlinr6
    Member

    Pella Iowa in Feb. I might go.
     
  22. inlinr6
    Joined: Oct 27, 2009
    Posts: 344

    inlinr6
    Member

    Jimmy I agree with you,I'm just a novice,my question would be how would you make a accurate buck without a original.if I was to build a body it would be similar but something in my vision.I was lucky to see your work at torque fest and the last Hunnert.maybe you should have classes!
     
  23. Cabro32
    Joined: Mar 31, 2009
    Posts: 23

    Cabro32
    Member
    from Pa

    Ron's video wasn't made to help you experts out, that want to keep this art a secret. I am an novice and I bought the video and it sure helped my learning curve. I was stuck on a project and the video hit the nail on the head. Thanks Ron for showing the secrets of the trade to us novices.
     
  24. Since you live in "Reality" I am here to tell you that yours is skewed.:rolleyes:
     
  25. fordcragar
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 3,180

    fordcragar
    Member
    from Yakima WA.

    Ron just published his schedule for next year, you might check it out.
     
  26. the metalsurgeon
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,238

    the metalsurgeon
    Member
    from Denver

    sorry it wasn't my intention to offend you in any way.


    my metal work blog www.themetalsurgeon,com
     
  27. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,012

    Brad54
    Member
    from Atl Ga

    I've been to two of Ron's classes, and they are invaluable.
    If nothing else, the confidence you'll walk out of there with is worth the price of admission.

    -Brad
     
  28. The_Idaho_pirate
    Joined: Jan 8, 2012
    Posts: 13

    The_Idaho_pirate
    Member

    When it comes to bucks, I'll be the first to tell you I suck. I prefer to use patterns and sweeps. I'd really like to attend Ron Covell's class on bucks, but as always, the timing will be wrong this year. Maybe next year.
     
  29. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    fab32
    Member Emeritus

    20 posts and your already an expert on what is "HAMB friendly"? As someone suggested do a little (actually a lot) study (with your hands off the keyboard) before you make such an idiotic statement.:mad:

    Frank
     
  30. gearheadbill
    Joined: Oct 11, 2002
    Posts: 1,305

    gearheadbill
    Member

    completely idiotic reply
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.