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Monster Garage: How to Customize Damn Near Anything

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Monster Garage turns ordinary vehicles into mind-bending machines like the "Doom Buggy," a Mazda RX-7 converted into a sand dragster, the Ford Explorer converted into a garbage truck, and an ambulance converted into a wheelie machine. Jesse James and his crew will tap the experts used on the number one Discovery Channel show, Monster Garage, to create a comprehensive guide to customizing your car, motorcycle, mini-van, pick-up truck, toaster, . . . you get the idea. Each section will take you through the process ...
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Overview

Monster Garage turns ordinary vehicles into mind-bending machines like the "Doom Buggy," a Mazda RX-7 converted into a sand dragster, the Ford Explorer converted into a garbage truck, and an ambulance converted into a wheelie machine. Jesse James and his crew will tap the experts used on the number one Discovery Channel show, Monster Garage, to create a comprehensive guide to customizing your car, motorcycle, mini-van, pick-up truck, toaster, . . . you get the idea. Each section will take you through the process of creating a Monster custom, from planning the project, through building custom bodywork, to adding bolt-on bits and custom paint. The techniques are explained through illustrated diagrams, formulas when necessary, and step-by-step original and Monster Garage archival photographs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760317488
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Series: How-To Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Part 1 The Plan
1.1 Envisioning Your Monster 10
Part 2 The Hard Parts
Monster Mantra #1 Nothing's Sacred 20
2.1 Power Your Monster 22
2.2 Heads 28
2.3 Camshafts 36
2.4 Carburetors 44
2.5 Headers and Exhaust 52
2.6 Recipe for Speed 58
2.7 Turbos and Superchargers 64
2.8 Front Suspension 70
2.9 Rear Suspension 82
2.10 Shocks and Springs 86
2.11 Brakes 92
2.12 Hardware 100
Part 3 Monster Building Techniques
Monster Mantra #2 Ingenuity Conquers All 112
3.1 Comparing Welding Processes 114
3.2 Shopping for Equipment 124
Part 4 The Look
Monster Mantra #3 Beauty Is Skin Deep 138
4.1 Paint Your Monster 140
4.2 Laying Down the Base Coat 156
4.3 Paint F/X: The Granite Effect 174
4.4 Paint F/X: Ripped Metal and Brains 180
4.5 Paint F/X: Flame Jobs 184
4.6 Paint F/X: Tribal Flames 188
4.7 Paint F/X: Stretched Faces 192
4.8 Paint F/X: The Art of Skulling 196
4.9 Paint F/X: Homage Pour Giger 204
4.10 The Flamed-Out Brain Bucket 208
4.11 Detailing Your Monster 214
Index 222
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2004

    DAMN NEAR EVERYTHING WAS CUSTIMIZED

    IT WAS AWSOME AND I CUSTIMIZED EVERYTHING I GOT HOLD OF AND STILL AM, I CUSTOMIZED MY GAS POWERED RC CAR WITH FLAMES FROM THE FLAME JOB SECTION THANKS ALOT MONSTER GARAGE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2004

    wow

    i am 13 years old so i dont ownen a car but i am planing to build a go cart next year in shop and this book helps me under stand what i need to do to build this stuff

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