Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide

Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760335321
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 10/28/2009
Series: Motorbooks Workshop Series
Edition description: First
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dennis W. Parks has written several best-selling how-to books for the Motorbooks Workshop series, including How to Paint Your Car, How to Build a Cheap Hot Rod, Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide, and The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair. Parks' personal projects currently include a complete buildup of a 1955 Chevy pickup truck. He lives in Cedar Hill, Missouri.

Dennis W. Parks has written numerous bestsellers for the Motorbooks Workshop series, including How to Paint Your Car, How to Build a Cheap Hot Rod, Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide, and The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair.www.dennisparks.com

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Chapter One – Tools

            Pneumatic Tools

            Bench Tools

            Hand Tools

            Portable Stand-alone Tools

Chapter Two – Chassis Work

            Repairing an Existing Chassis

            Project: Installing an Aftermarket Transmission Crossmember

            Project: Building a New Chassis

            Project: Safety Wiring Brake Rotors

Chapter Three – Hot Rod Body Repair

            Rust/Paint Removal

            Patch Panels and Panel Replacement

            Filling Holes and Dings

Chapter Four – Reproduction Bodies

            Proper Storage of Fiberglass Bodies

            Mounting the Body on the Chassis

            Installing Fenders

            Baking Fiberglass Bodies

            Bracing

            Protecting Steel Bodies

Chapter Five – Working with Metal

            Making Patterns

            Cutting

            Straightening

            Bending

            Project: Making a Three-Piece Hood

            Punching Louvers

            Bead Rolling and Making Flanges

            Hammer Forming

            Project: Building a Flat Dash with a Round Edge

            Fastening

            Smoothing a Bumper (Hiding the Bolts)

Chapter Six – Surface Preparation and Undercoats

            Surface Preparation

            Undercoats

            Project: Block Sanding and Applying Sealer

Chapter Seven – Painting; Color and Other Topcoats

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Dennis Parks has authored a number of books on building hot rods, but his latest, the Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder’s Guide, has to be the most comprehensive yet!” – Rod & Custom

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