UW-Madison Bucky Wagon Project

October 4, 2011

Building the Bucky Wagon: New Paint Job

Filed under: Bucky Wagon — Tags: , , , , — markonfire @ 12:41 pm

The major components of the Bucky Wagon made it through Pierce Manufacturing’s painting facility early last week, and since then the body has been nearly completely reassembled. The hood now has a Pierce logo stamped on the grill, and with good reason–the engineers there have fabricated at least half the wagon’s body pieces, in some cases reinforcing and re-imagining them in the process. But the most striking development is the snazzy new coat of Badger-red paint on everything–the photos don’t even do it justice. Make sure to attend the homecoming parade this year just to experience the full effect.

Pieces of the Bucky Wagon, some new, some just due for painting, wait their turn in the Pierce painting facility.
Pieces of the Bucky Wagon, some new, some just due for painting, wait their turn in the Pierce painting facility.

Pieces of the Bucky Wagon, some new, some just due for painting, wait their turn in the Pierce painting facility.

The painted pieces arrive at the garage.
The painted pieces arrive at the garage.

The painted pieces arrive at the garage.

Mechanical engineering faculty associate Glenn Bower works on assembling the new body pieces.

Mechanical engineering faculty associate Glenn Bower works on assembling the new body pieces.

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