Wooden Buck for the Tucker Torpedo Body
Back in 1946 George Lawson, created a small scale model to show Preston Tucker of the original Tucker “Torpedo ” design. This is the design that helped Preston Tucker raise interest and capital to build his “car of tomorow”.
This is the design that inspired my Grandfather to become a Tucker dealer and friend of Preston Tucker.
As the project went along, and reality and practicality came in to the picture, Tucker redesigned with Alex Tremulis, and brought us the tucker four door sedan model that we all know as the Tucker 48.
The “Torpedo” scale model from Lawson, was then shelved in an old tobacco barn in MI, and rediscovered by some family members years later. Now the model is on display at the Petersen museum in L.A., where we had the opportunity to analyze the model, and generate the shapes based on measurements and digital 3D scanning.
Now that all of the CAD and CNC work is done on the wooden station buck, its time for final fitting and assembly of the buck.
The design is very shapely, and required a highly detailed buck, with high resolution so we can be as accurate as possible in the metal shaping.
We will be shaping the body and fabricating the platform from aluminum to facilitate a twin turbo water cooled Porshce rear engine and Tiptronic transmssion with all wheel drive.
The CAD CAM designed and CNC'd buck was all done in house, as will the metal body fabrication, platform, driveline, paint, finishing, fabricated and machined body trim and hardware, upholstery, fuel injection, dynotuning, wheels etc.
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