Peter Brock
Peter Brock
8/10/21 3:35 p.m.

[Editor's Note: This article originally ran in the March 2013 issue of Classic Motorsports.]

I recently started a new clay model in our shop as part of a project to redesign a classic AC Aceca coupe. I hadn’t realized that there was so much interest in the venture until the word got…

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msterbeau
msterbeau New Reader
8/16/21 4:54 p.m.

Full size and scale clay models are still used at every manufacturer that I'm aware of.  The College for Creative studies still has a clay modeling certificate program, and transportation design students are still required to make models with it.  It's not dead at all.  

BagADonuts
BagADonuts
10/14/22 2:52 p.m.

Don't know if the "bucks" are still used as part "checks" any more but talk about another lost method of building a car. In a slightly related note to this article, anybody else remember the Fischer Body Craftsman's Guild (hope I got the name correct) where youngsters would submit their models of futuristic cars. Theres another portion of the auto industry that has moved away from. 

7aull
7aull New Reader
10/14/22 6:59 p.m.

Great story with a few Big Holes that is a total tease for a reader:

1) if I need to understand how Clay became de jour over "Three view Engineering"

could you plse give some idea of just WHAT that was??

2) PICS! You say you are currently working in clay for (wow!) a 'new' AC Coupe!?

The design might be proprietary, but some sort of images of YOU doing some clay-work??? EPIC! plse!!...

 

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