2012 Buck for the Bugatti Type 64
This 1,826-pound mahogany armature, or buck, is a full-sized model that was used to shape the body panels on the Bugatti Type 64 body designed by Stewart Reed, Chair of the Transportation Design Department at ArtCenter College of Design. After the body’s aluminum panels were cut, they were laid and hammered against the buck to ensure the fidelity of Reed’s design. Technicians then used power hammers to complete the shape. Multiple shaping sessions are required for each part, and the aluminum was repeatedly checked against the buck to maintain accuracy.
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