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1935 Austin Seven Mk 1  -  CAD Drawings

Rationale & Approach

My goal was to build an historically accurate 'replica'. But, as is typical with vintage vehicles, only a few drawings are available. Fortunately, a variety of other sources exist which, with the drawings, made it possible to reconstruct the key dimensions and begin to produce a set of CAD drawings.
But why CAD drawings?

For a start, it is the surest way of getting dimensional consistency. The more important reason is the emergence of 3D printers. Although they promised to simplify the creation of many of the parts, they need CAD-created files as input. So, I took a deep breath, bought the software, and jumped in.

A full suite of drawings for the rolling chassis (including engine and gearbox) and body were done. Some details were left off, but nothing that got in the way of construction. You can click on each of the renderings for a full size version.




  • Technical Drawings

       The Austin Seven Clubs Association


  • The Austin Seven Source Book

       Bryan Purves


  • Austin Seven Companion

      The 750 Motor Club Ltd.


  • The Austin Seven Manual

      Doug Woodrow


  • Original Austin Seven

      Rinsey Mills


  • Austin Seven Ruby Handbook and Spare Parts List

       The Austin Seven Clubs Association


  • Numerous photos and images from the Internet.

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