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Ferrari 250 GTO CAD design 3D Engineers

Ferrari 250 GTO 3D scans and body buck

To be able to 3D laser scan one Ferrari 250 GTO is a privilege, but we have now scanned two. This makes us possibly unique on the planet (outside Ferrari?) in being able to make a direct comparison between different cars and move forward with the technical ability to use the data to make a buck/art installation. Early Ferrari bodies differ for a very good reason: the bodies were generally created in a rush, using a m
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Okrasa Special with section buck

Okrasa Special – 3D scan and section buck

The Okrasa Special is a Volkswagen and Porsche based special with its own bespoke chassis. It has Porsche 550 Spyder approximate dimensions. So compact and lithe then! At this point it would be good to say what we did not do and this was essentially any part of the body design bar showing the design slightly cropped at the front over the front wheel arch. The model produced by Steve (the Okrasa’s custodian) and
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Bentley Continental style body designed by 3D Engineers

Bentley R-Type – Continental style body design & buck

The Bentley R-Type Continental is one of the few cars to genuinely deserve the label iconic. Production ran to the low hundreds and its style and sophistication have led to an an enormous increase in prices during recent years. However, even though you may not be able to afford an original car, the Bentley R-Type is still readily available and a chassis restoration and re-body is a financially viable proposition. Hav
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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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3D CAD rendering Turner wheel

“Turner” wheel and drum

As part of another project reverse engineering the body of another beautiful old car, we were required to 3D scan and reverse engineer a very rare Turner wheel and drum. Being of an unusual design, using a Bugatti Type 35 style wheel with integral drum, this was an interesting project all of itself. The idea was that the drum section could remain the same and the rim area be changed for different tyre sizes. Our work
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Westland Whirlwind reverse engineering project

We are pleased to be playing a small part in the re-creation of this superb World War II twin-engined fighter bomber. Essentially our role is 3D scanning two models that were used by Westland for aerodynamic testing. The subsequent data has been post-processed so the CAD crew the project team already has on board can create the body surface in conjunction with the plans that already exist. We wish the Whirlwind Fight
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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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