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Beaulieu Motor Museum part reverse engineered

Beaulieu National Motor Museum

This week we’ve been at Beaulieu reverse engineering some essential engine parts. We just love this museum, both as official visitors and when on a ‘busman’s holiday’ with the family. Go and see this place ASAP if you haven’t already! Details here.
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Pre WWII Mercedes plan to be created in CAD

Creating parts like these is easiest from a CAD file, so one of the things we’re happy to do is to take 2d plans and create the 3E part ready for machining. Parts are then accurate to the plans, but if wanted, can be modified to suit. If you think how many parts there are in even a simple car, then working – as one has to – like this on some of them just goes to show why restoration takes time and m
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New nose?

The owner of this plane is contemplating a nose job for it, so he flew it to our nearby airfield, where we 3D laser scanned it as a starting point.
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3D Engineers in launch issue of Historic Racing Technology magazine

Not only are we featured in an article about our reverse engineering skills, but we are also behind some of the other large success stories you can read about in this new mag, launched in the summer.
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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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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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  • 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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Ballot 2LS project added to portfolio

We have added the project we completed for Douglas Blain owner of the Automobile to our portfolio page. Details here. Enjoy.
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