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Restoration Blog Feb2017

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Restoration Blog Feb2017

Here is the latest video in the popular series of Restoration Blog Feb2017, and at the time of writing this update is only a couple of weeks old.
In this video Jay Leno talks about reproducing parts that are no longer available, and Faro demonstrate their new technology that photo scans parts in 3D, and from this the new part can be produced.
The accuracy plus time saving this 3D scanner would save will be phenomenal and no doubt be a service many restoration guys will use.

A quick tour around the workshop showed the 1952 Cunningham, now just about finished, the 1914 Christie fire engine, likewise only days away from a trial drive.
If you look after the end of this video there is a short documentary of the Christie on the road.
Then there is the Mercedes Benz coupe also nearing completion, and Jay makes some interesting comments about factory spare parts for Mercedes,  all models.
That was something I didn’t know and certainly worthwhile being aware of for anyone restoring a Mercedes.

What I do like to do when watching any video of Jay Leno’s is to pause it whenever there is a good background area of his workshop showing and look closely at what is there.
Old signage is always interesting, same for petrol pumps, cans, oil dispensers and so on.
Anything to do with motoring and food in particular is in high demand when you consider the prices that are fetched at auction and in yards specializing in memorabilia.
Best of all is when these items end up in a museum or a collectors display for all to see, and it is good there are people who will donate vehicles and years gone by items so they are not lost or hidden away collecting dust.

Enjoy this video and catch up on some of the latest technology, as well as the ‘old way’ of making parts


Special thanks to Jay Leno’s Garage for this update, photos are video screen shots.

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