Friday, March 4, 2011

Restoration on a 1937 Fiat

Engraving is not just for guns.
Part of my business is restoring the original factory stampings on antique cars and motorcycles.
I use my engraving skills to re-cut logos, serial numbers and part numbers before they are painted or chromed.
The difference is incredible and in most cases, the parts do not look restored---they look factory new and increases the value of the vehicle.
Today, I reworked the lettering on these headlight rings for a 1937 FIAT Topolino.
The Topolino was considered one of the world's smallest cars. It got 40 MPG, but it's top speed was only 53 MPH.
You can see the difference in the "before and after" pictures. (From bottom to top)

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