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Ferrari 250 GTO hammer form and egg crate buck created

A project undertaken on our own account and available for purchase on a very limited scale of up to two per year. This buck was designed after 3D scanning two original vehicles and features every requirement a body maker could think of to ensure as perfect a body as possible is created in aluminium. Further details to follow.
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Steady Special featured in Octane magazine

The May 2014 Octane magazine is now out and has a superb feature on the Steady Special. Article by John Simester and some superb photography from Martyn Goddard. This project was undertaken by 3D Engineers on a not for profit basis as we wanted to give something back to Ronald Barker a 93 year old motoring journalist. The results speak for themselves with our body and buck design looking terrific on the restored Lanc
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3D Engineers work featured at major car events, museums and heritage trusts

Our work has now been exhibited at Goodwood Revival, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Retromobile (Paris), Essen Techno Classica (Germany) and the NEC Classic Car show in the Midlands. Furthermore it continues to be shown at The Bugatti Trust (Prescott Hill) and Aston Martin Owners Club HQ. It is likely that at least one of our car designs will make it into the foyer of the RAC Club, but this has not been confirmed as yet
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AS Motorsport DBR morphs into a bespoke version of the DBR1 courtesy of Fine Sports Cars

Fine Sports Cars of San Diego in California have shown at the 2014 Scottsdale show a car morphed from  a 3D Engineers design for British firm and long time DBR replica manufacturer AS Motorsport. Andrew Soar of AS Motorsport has created a number of bodies from the buck we supplied him a number of years ago. Fine Sports Cars creating a one off Shelby evocation using his car as a base is a fitting tribute to the detail
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Steady Special with body designed by 3D Engineers makes its debut at Autosport International

A 1934 Lancia Astura from 1934 redesigned by motoring columnist Ronald ‘Steady’ Barker while he owned the car almost 60 years ago is making its public debut at the Autosport International show with a new body designed by 3D Engineers. The car at present is nearing the end of an extensive restoration and with its new body added and complete except for details. Our firm became involved in the project at the
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TWRR take delivery of their Jaguar XJ13 replica buck

3D Engineers has been working with Trevor Williams of TWRR to create a replica of the Jaguar XJ13. After many months of work – we were tasked with getting the initial chassis design created also – the buck has been delivered. Further information can be found by contacting Trevor Williams at www.twrreplicas.com.
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AS Motorsport DBR1 with jig by 3D Engineers goes from strength to strength

AS Motorsports’ DBR1 continues to prove popular. This aluminium bodied car was created with the help of our buck and the skill of North Devon Metalcraft. A good number of these vehicles have been produced from the one buck. The pictures were snatched between showers and also before this particular car emigrates to Gibraltar. The engine in this car is a Jaguar XK 3.8 unit tuned to VSE’s ‘Club-Sport&#
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Two wheeled land speed record chassis 3D scanned

Plenty more to follow on this project. Essentially, as part of our commitment to encouraging young engineers and designers, 3D Engineers organised the collaboration of a land speed record attempt team and the University of Derby in working towards an attempt on the World two- wheeled land speed record. As part of our commitment to the project, we 3D scanned the chassis of the vehicle and continue to provide help and
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  • Body buck to fit Bentley chassis
    Body buck to fit Bentley ladder chassis
    Body buck completed, looking superb and ready for work. Cars in background are a Ferrari F40 and a London to Brighton contender

Body designed and buck created for 1920’s Bentley chassis

Working to client instructions and aware of period detail required, we recently completed the body design for a racing car that uses a Bentley chassis. The buck used metal profiles to greater aid definition for louvres and was split into four sections to enhance available workshop space. Furthermore, two third-scale models of the buck were created. Further information on which to follow.
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