Work Continues on the Front Undertray Buck

by huwcdavies on May 23, 2015

If you’ve been following the¬†posts since March I’ve been testing my carpentry skills building the upper and lower bucks for the front under tray. If you want more information on what a buck is and what it’s purpose is then follow this link to wikipedia – fiberglass molding. The upper part has been filled, sanded and filled and sanded and now is ready to be primed and finished ready for the mould making process… Woohoo.

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That’s not the end of it though, as I still have to get the lower buck to the same stage before I can think about making the moulds. The lower half of the buck is far simpler being largely flat but it does incorporate a diffuser to remove air from beneath the car forward of the chassis. The chassis is about 30mm lower than the front under tray and will also incorporate a splitter at the front so the pocket of air forward¬†of the chassis and below the under tray will be sucked up into the chassis and out the top of the bodywork. I’ll upload a diagram as part of a later post.

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The cross beam at the front of the chassis will be modified to allow the air to flow freely.

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Does glueing and filling everything count as carpentry?

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This is the business site of the under tray / diffuser combination.

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