How To Restore Classic Car Bodywork

Author: Martin Thaddeus
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845844114
Size: 31.62 MB
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A guide to body and chassis restoration offers advice on all aspects of restoration for metal-bodied cars, including patching panels, removing dents, and protecting against rust.

Classic Car Restorer S Handbook

Author: Jim Richardson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781557881946
Size: 72.28 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Covers rebuilding engines and carburetors, replacing upholstery, repairing fuel tanks, cleaning chrome, and restoring license plates

How To Restore Volkswagen Bay Window Bus

Author: Mark Paxton
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845840933
Size: 46.17 MB
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The complete guide to the restoration of your VW Bus with full coverage of body and chassis repairs, suspension, steering and brakes, plus trim and paint. Also covers tools, equipment and workshop techniques needed to make your Bus look like new. Covers all Type 2 models 1969 to 1970 (not pick-up model rear body).

Pro Paint Body

Author: Jim Richardson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781557883940
Size: 52.13 MB
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This comprehensive guide to professional paint and bodywork includes the latest information on bodywork tools, materials and techniques. A partial list of subjects includes: Assessing a project car and damaged bodywork, disassembly and stripping, basic hammer and dolly techniques, diagnosing dents, fillers, leading, spray guns, current paint technology, color coats, color sanding, and custom colors.

How To Restore Your Corvette 1963 1967

Author: Chris Petris
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 193470976X
Size: 37.25 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Corvette C2, or second generation Corvette, is among the most popular of all Corvettes ever built. This book offers an ample amount of step-by-step information in color and focus on real-world restoration techniques.

Project Mustang

Author: Larry Lyles
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1620080141
Size: 21.62 MB
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Project Mustang is a complete guide to restoring America’s favorite muscle car, written by auto-restoration guru Larry Lyles, a regular contributor to Auto Restorer magazine. In this detailed 23-chapter volume, Lyles walks the car owner from the in-depth inspection of the vehicle and the beginning of the teardown to re-covering the seats and replacing the frame rail…and every step in between. The car restored for the project in the book is a 1968 California Special Mustang. The chapter titles themselves speak for what a straightforward DIY manual Lyles has written, as he details the step-by-step procedure of bringing a very cool rod back to life. Beginning the teardown, exterior and interior; repairing the sheet metal, door, and deck up; removing the major parts (driveshaft, engine, transmission, front suspension, steering system, etc.); removing old point and replacing rust floors; no-weld rust repair; perfecting the metal; working with plastic body filler; priming and sanding; refinishing the components and underside, the door, interior, trunk, and body; wiring the car and installing the doors; applying the coatings, rebuilding the suspension, and installing the brake lines; installing the vinyl top cover, the headliner, and the glass; rebuilding and installing the engine; installing the front sheet metal, emblems, bumpers, stripes, carpet, and console; re-covering the seats; and replacing the frame rails. Each step in every chapter is photographed as the author progresses along, with captions to spell out exactly what has to happen. The book offers helpful advice about choice of tools and tips to make even beginners feel confident about tackling the many steps involved. With nearly forty years experience in repairing, rebuilding, and restoring classic cars (and lots of non-classic ones!), Lyles emphasizes the reader’s need to organize his or her project by determining the course of the project, researching suppliers, making lists of parts and their conditions, creating spreadsheets of estimated and actual costs, and photographing each component as a reference for later in case the restoration goes off track. Each chapter ends with a “notes” page for the reader to record his or her progress, making this manual a practical workbook as well. When the reader gets to the final pages of the book and reads the sections “Start the Engine” and “Test Drive the Car,” there will be a true sense of accomplishment. An appendix of part suppliers and an index complete the book.

Revive Your Ride

Author: Larry Lyles
Publisher: I5 Press
ISBN: 9781931993661
Size: 15.78 MB
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Revive Your Ride differs from most of the other auto restoration books on the market in two important ways: (1) it covers general body and paint repair techniques but skips the mechanics (about 70% of restoration is body and paint and only 30% mechanical); and (2) it describes general techniques that can be applied to any vehicle, whereas most books cover only a specific make and model.

Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication

Author: Ed Barr
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1610588290
Size: 24.47 MB
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Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication is the number-one resource for sheet metal workers old and new. Join veteran metalworker Ed Barr as he walks you through the ins and outs of planning a sheet metal project, acquiring the necessary tools and resources, doing the work, and adding the perfect finishing touches for a seamless final product. From his workshop at McPherson College—home of the only genuine sheet metal fabrication education program in the country—Barr not only demonstrates how the latest tools and products work, but also explains why sheet metal reacts the way it does to a wide variety of processes. He includes clear directions for using power and pneumatic hammers and the English wheel, as well as describing specific skills like hand-forming techniques, buck building, louver punching, edge finishing, and more. Readers will learn how to form door seams and to make fenders, hoods, and other body parts; they’ll also learn how to put various finishes on metal through engine turning, metal chasing, and laser processing. This is truly the most detailed enthusiast-focused sheet metal how-to book on the market: whether you’re a metal hobbyist or experienced professional, you’re sure to find something new in Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication.