How to build your own Supercar

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Using the author’s mid engined sports car as the featured build this book is written to encourage and inspire you with your own automotive dreams. It describes the unique inexpensive ideas and techniques that were combined to achieve impressive results and lift the project car from average to outstanding. All the ideas can be adapted to solve your own problems and meet your own particular requirements. The book focuses mainly on fiberglass moulding and modification including the manufacture of a stylish rear wing...

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Overview

Using the author’s mid engined sports car as the featured build this book is written to encourage and inspire you with your own automotive dreams. It describes the unique inexpensive ideas and techniques that were combined to achieve impressive results and lift the project car from average to outstanding. All the ideas can be adapted to solve your own problems and meet your own particular requirements. The book focuses mainly on fiberglass moulding and modification including the manufacture of a stylish rear wing spoiler from a basic wooden mould to the construction of a pair of gull wing doors using the same method. It does not neglect other aspects of car building with other sections covering such things as the vacuum forming of a pair of headlight fairings, how to ensure systems such as twin fuel tanks and mid engined gear linkages work as intended and how the exhaust system was made. The final chapter lifts the lid on how to make a professional looking leather trimmed interior. Two hundred and fifty detailed photographs, sectional views and exploded diagrams ensure maximum clarity.

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Customer review from Amazon.co.uk, September 2008

Having seen the finished vehicle at the Newark Kit Car Show earlier this year I expected this book to be good – I didn't expect it to be this good! The useful information in this book is far more than any fibreglassing book I've read before, and I'm only part way through the book, which arrived today. The modest author seen at the show certainly can write as well as build cars, and this book is absolutely superb, giving the necessary info in an entertaining way, with good detail. What more can I say! I have no aspirations to build a Supercar (a more sedate form of transport is ideal for me), but if you have ANY interest in kit cars this is a must-have read, if only to wonder how the author has so much patience. I've now run out of superlatives!

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Customer review from Amazon.co.uk, September 2008

Having seen the finished vehicle at the Newark Kit Car Show earlier this year I expected this book to be good – I didn't expect it to be this good! The useful information in this book is far more than any fibreglassing book I've read before, and I'm only part way through the book, which arrived today. The modest author seen at the show certainly can write as well as build cars, and this book is absolutely superb, giving the necessary info in an entertaining way, with good detail. What more can I say! I have no aspirations to build a Supercar (a more sedate form of transport is ideal for me), but if you have ANY interest in kit cars this is a must-have read, if only to wonder how the author has so much patience. I've now run out of superlatives!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845841669
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Series: Essential Manual Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,448,150
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 10.62 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian is an aircraft technician and former Royal Air Force apprentice, which gives him a thorough understanding of structures and systems. Ever since he could drive his hobby has been cars, and Brian has written articles for various car magazines relating to his build and restoration experiences. He thoroughly enjoys solving problems that such projects always throw up. Cars that have received treatment include a Dolomite Sprint engined Triumph TR, a Carlton Commando kit car, 1967 Austin Mini Moke and an original 1967 Cox GTM. That build featured many body modifications that provided useful fiberglass experience. He honed his self-taught fiber-glassing and other self-build skills by creating a unique, road legal, supercar.

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