Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair

Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair

by Matt Joseph
     
 

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There comes a time when just about every car on the road will need some form of rust or body repair. Quite often, if the car is a daily driver for running errands, repairs are never made, and the car eventually ends up in junkyard heaven. For our beloved collector cars, hot rods, and muscle cars, dents, dings, and rust are not an option, and neither is the scrap heap.

Overview

There comes a time when just about every car on the road will need some form of rust or body repair. Quite often, if the car is a daily driver for running errands, repairs are never made, and the car eventually ends up in junkyard heaven. For our beloved collector cars, hot rods, and muscle cars, dents, dings, and rust are not an option, and neither is the scrap heap. And for just about any restoration project, the bodywork is by far the most expensive part of the process.

In Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair, veteran restorer Matt Joseph shows you the ins and out of tackling both simple and difficult rust and metalwork projects. This book teaches you how to select the proper tools for the job, common-sense approaches to the task ahead of you, preparing and cleaning sheet metal, section fabrications and repair patches, welding options such as gas and electric, forming, fitting and smoothing, cutting metal, final metal finishing including filling and sanding, the secrets of lead filling, making panels fit properly, and more. Also included is a comprehensive resource guide.

Whether you decide you want to tackle a full restoration project, or just want to save money by doing minor repairs yourself, Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair is the book to get you through it.

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Mopar Muscle
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Custom Classic Trucks
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Modified Mustangs and Fords
"...we think this book is a great place to start your body and rust repair education." -Modified Mustang and Fords, June 2010
Modified Mustang and Fords
...we think this book is a great place to start your body and rust repair education.
Midwest Book Review
"For a professional who wants a refresher or an amateur who wants to do it himself, "Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair" is a highly valuable asset, not to be missed." -Midwest Book Review, May 2010
Muscle Car Review
"This very thorough and well-illustrated book covers every type of body repair you can think of." -Muscle Car Review, June 2010

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932494976
Publisher:
CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
160,128
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

A history professor by trade, Matt Joseph's automotive passion was inherited from his father early on. Matt has been published in more than 1,800 feature articles, and was a contributing editor for magazines such as Skinned Knuckles and Cars & Parts. He has hosted two automotive themed radio talk programs, and presently works in TV. He continues to work as an industry consultant, providing services to corporate, financial, and government clients on various aspects of automotive design, marketing, advertising, publications, and policy.

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