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Dino 206 Wooden Buck Evidence

August 8, 2012

The photo in the previous post is a negative of a wood screw used to hold together layers of wood forming a wooden “buck”.  A wooden buck is a hand-built form that is used to define the shape of the vehicle model. Many of these various bucks were made to pre-form panels to form the parts needed to build the Dino 206.  The craftsmen hand molded the metal to conform to the buck by using various tools.

That’s a pretty simplified and brief explanation of a lengthy and detailed process.  It is a long, difficult and delicate method of building a car by hand and is far more art than science.

The Dino 206 is one such car for which a wooden buck was used. Evidence such as the negative screw head in the aluminum of the engine cover is one clue to the craftsmen’s work. Other such proof, as seen in the following photos, are the hammer markings where they shaped  the metal to form the buck. These markings are only in areas where it’s not obvious and certainly not on the exterior of the car.

I believe revealing a minimal amount of these markings in certain areas is O.K.  I see the trend turn as more and more owners want to reveal these marks of the craftsmen that built their car.  I have a hard time burying these marks in undercoat like other painters do (I know because I end up stripping it). I don’t believe Ferrari factory used undercoat especially underneath the hood, deck lid and engine cover.  From what my sources tell me, Ferrari only used a satin or matte black paint under the panels. Also, these marks would never be a deduction of points if judged in certain concours shows.

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