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Beaulieu Land Speed Record Cars

The iconic cars housed in the Beaulieu museum, featuring the Sunbeams, Bluebird and Golden Arrow, were 3D scanned and photographed to create a permanent digital archive record for the museum. Of course, this will help preserve them for many future generations to admire, people who will never visit to see and, should disaster befall them,  the bodyshop to re-create, but it also shows how accessing 3D technologies can
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Ballot 2LS

Ballot 2LS – 3D scanning and body design

Design brief 3D Engineers was required to reconstruct the original car using contemporary photographs and 3D scanning to create a virtual body that could then be refined to match those period images. Critically the rear design of the vehicle was not known. This work was then to be used to re-create the car in reality. “I asked 3D Engineers to help me re-create the car’s original body, which had been removed in
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3D Engineers aluminium car body design

A S Motorsport DBR

The Brief To start the project, 3D Engineers was recruited to scan an existing Aston Martin DBR2 replica and subtly manipulate the subsequent data to enable the creation of a vehicle with revised features. In particular the bodywork aft of the doors was revised to create a vehicle that not only more faithfully followed the original car’s lines, but as a useful by-product, also increased the boot volume. Once th
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Lancia Flaminia 3D scan deviation enabled

Lancia Flaminia

Design brief Having acquired a Lancia Flaminia in need of restoration, the client asked us to create a buck to assist the process. Furthermore the buck needed to be symmetrical….something the original cars were definitely not.
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Jaguar XJ13 re-creation, buck design and 3D scanning

  In 1971 the XJ13 famously crashed at MIRA suffering extensive damage. It was subsequently rebuilt with a revised specification. Over the years we have created both versions of the XJ13 in CAD and from this designed the bucks and bodies. Manufacture in aluminium subsequently occurred. Jaguar Magazine featured work we created on the front page of its magazine.    
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SDB MKI

SDB MKI

Design Brief To create a new monoposto style road car using bespoke and high quality parts. Must retain features of racing cars of the period it apes being the 40’s and 50’s. This is a design we are creating on our own account.
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Old Yeller II - Goodwood Festival of Speed

Old Yeller II

The Brief Scan Old Yeller II so the body shape is recorded should an accident occur and it needs rebuilding.
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Hudson Super Six (1917)

Design brief Having acquired the chassis and running gear for this 1917 American racer, our client needed the body design to be re-created and asked us to achieve this goal. Prior to starting, we were given a number of pictures of the vehicle. A little known, but important, part of our work is that we are good at locating information previously unknown to the client. In this case, we managed to find a number of
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Bugatti Type 35 (1924)

Design brief To reverse engineer every part of a classic car – in this case a Bugatti Type 35 from 1924. Almost 3000 parts later the project is complete.
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