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How to restore classic car bodywork : tips, techniques & step-by-step procedures applies to all metal-bodied cars : colour throughout / Martin Thaddeus.

By: Thaddeus, Martin [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Enthusiast's restoration manual: Publisher: Dorchester : Veloce, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Edition: New updated & revised edition.Description: 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781787111677; 1787111679.Subject(s): Antique and classic cars -- Bodies -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Automobiles -- Conservation and restoration -- Handbooks, manuals, etcDDC classification: 629.260288
Contents:
Introduction (Scope of the book ; Buying your classic vehicle ; Vehicle construction ; Mild steel sheet ; Spot welds & spot welding) -- 1. Rust: know your enemy (Protection) -- 2. Tools, equipment & workspace (Basic tools ; Workspace) -- 3. Workshop safety (Specific hazards ; Power tools ; hand tools) -- 4. Basic panel removal (A very simple panel ; Front wing ; A real-life example ; Drilling spot welds) -- 5. Basic panel fitment (Alignment ; Welding at last ; Welding completed ; Problem areas)
6. Sectional repairs to basic panels (Circular patches ; Salvaged panel section ; Typical lower wing sectional repair ; Proprietary wing bottom section ; Proprietary boot lid section ; Supporting structures & alignment ; Bowl sections ; Pillar joints ; Methods of joining and fixing) -- 7. Doors (Door construction ; Problem areas ; Basic door skinning procedure ; Starting off ; A few good tips ; Extra safety) -- 8. Sills, floors & outriggers (Triumph Spitfire ills and door ; The Triumph Stag ; Half sill section and oversills) -- 9. Chassis members: repair and renewal (The basic checks ; Outriggers ; Repairs to chassis main rails) -- 10. More about floors (Typical mid-floor repair)
11. Multiple panel assemblies (Triumph GT6 ; Lamp panel repair ; D-plate and inner valance) -- 12. Wheelarches (The options ; Replacing a wheeklarch ; Making a new wheelarch ; Half round repair section ; Arch lip repair ; Templates ; Full rear quarter panel / rear wing replacement ; Pillar joints ; Internals ; The inner wheelarch and location ; Half panel sections ; Welding) -- 13. Metal forming techniques and panel beating (basic metal forming techniques ; The shrinker / stretcher machine and hot-shrinking techniques ; Safety ; Planishing ; raising and hollowing ; Split and weld: a modern take on panel formation) -- 14. Basic hammer exercises (Planishing ; Raising and hollowing ; Folding, curving and shrinking ; Fabrication) -- 15. MGB face-lift (The design ; Finishing the edges)
16. Panel repair techniques (Principles ; Assessment ; Roughing out ; Hammer and dolly work ; Other panel beating techniques ; Metal finishing ; Finishing up) -- 17. Bracing and structural support (Body bracing and dimensional integrity ; And if you are unsure of your car's straightness? ; Setting up a car for structural work ; Bracing ; Safety) -- 18. Guide to welding (Which method? ; Oxyacetylene gas welding ; MIG (metal inert gas) welding ; Gasless MIG welding ; TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding ; MMA (manual metal arc) / arc stick welding ; Resistance spot welding ; Learning to weld ; Alternative gas supplies) -- Appendix: Glossary of terms.
Summary: Martin Thaddeus gives the home restorer the confidence to tackle bodywork repairs and achieve professional results. The book contains specially devised techniques which don't rely on professional workshop equipment enabling even the most difficult tasks to be undertaken.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

How to Restore Classic Car Bodywork is an invaluable guide for the home restorer of any vintage or classic car. Coverage includes: tools; panel removal/fitting; sectional repairs; sills, floors and outriggers; chassis members; multiple panel assemblies; welding; metal forming techniques; tricks of the trade, and much, much more.

Introduction (Scope of the book ; Buying your classic vehicle ; Vehicle construction ; Mild steel sheet ; Spot welds & spot welding) -- 1. Rust: know your enemy (Protection) -- 2. Tools, equipment & workspace (Basic tools ; Workspace) -- 3. Workshop safety (Specific hazards ; Power tools ; hand tools) -- 4. Basic panel removal (A very simple panel ; Front wing ; A real-life example ; Drilling spot welds) -- 5. Basic panel fitment (Alignment ; Welding at last ; Welding completed ; Problem areas)

6. Sectional repairs to basic panels (Circular patches ; Salvaged panel section ; Typical lower wing sectional repair ; Proprietary wing bottom section ; Proprietary boot lid section ; Supporting structures & alignment ; Bowl sections ; Pillar joints ; Methods of joining and fixing) -- 7. Doors (Door construction ; Problem areas ; Basic door skinning procedure ; Starting off ; A few good tips ; Extra safety) -- 8. Sills, floors & outriggers (Triumph Spitfire ills and door ; The Triumph Stag ; Half sill section and oversills) -- 9. Chassis members: repair and renewal (The basic checks ; Outriggers ; Repairs to chassis main rails) -- 10. More about floors (Typical mid-floor repair)

11. Multiple panel assemblies (Triumph GT6 ; Lamp panel repair ; D-plate and inner valance) -- 12. Wheelarches (The options ; Replacing a wheeklarch ; Making a new wheelarch ; Half round repair section ; Arch lip repair ; Templates ; Full rear quarter panel / rear wing replacement ; Pillar joints ; Internals ; The inner wheelarch and location ; Half panel sections ; Welding) -- 13. Metal forming techniques and panel beating (basic metal forming techniques ; The shrinker / stretcher machine and hot-shrinking techniques ; Safety ; Planishing ; raising and hollowing ; Split and weld: a modern take on panel formation) -- 14. Basic hammer exercises (Planishing ; Raising and hollowing ; Folding, curving and shrinking ; Fabrication) -- 15. MGB face-lift (The design ; Finishing the edges)

16. Panel repair techniques (Principles ; Assessment ; Roughing out ; Hammer and dolly work ; Other panel beating techniques ; Metal finishing ; Finishing up) -- 17. Bracing and structural support (Body bracing and dimensional integrity ; And if you are unsure of your car's straightness? ; Setting up a car for structural work ; Bracing ; Safety) -- 18. Guide to welding (Which method? ; Oxyacetylene gas welding ; MIG (metal inert gas) welding ; Gasless MIG welding ; TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding ; MMA (manual metal arc) / arc stick welding ; Resistance spot welding ; Learning to weld ; Alternative gas supplies) -- Appendix: Glossary of terms.

Martin Thaddeus gives the home restorer the confidence to tackle bodywork repairs and achieve professional results. The book contains specially devised techniques which don't rely on professional workshop equipment enabling even the most difficult tasks to be undertaken.

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