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Car Restorer's Manual

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Car Restorer's Manual by Lionel Baxter
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The restoration of a classic car can, at first, seem like a daunting task. Based on the author's 50 years' experience of restoring classic cars, this book explains how to plan a restoration project and carry out the tasks required, safely and efficiently to a good standard. Advice is given on buying a suitable vehicle for a restoration project, and the techniques involved in the renovation of chassis, bodywork, engine, drive train, running gear and electrics are described using easy-to-understand text and illustrations. Here is a useful guide for anyone contemplating the restoration of a classic car. The book covers: purchasing a car for a restoration project - how to avoid the pitfalls, and the preparation needed before starting restoration; how to assess what work can be carried out on a DIY basis and what to put out to specialists; choosing and using tools and equipment according to the capabilities of the restorer and the extent of the restoration work being undertaken; restoration techniques, including metal cutting and joining (riveting, soldering, brazing and welding), drilling, metal polishing and choosing and using fasteners; and restoration of chassis, monocoque, detachable bodies, interior, engine/drive train, fuel system, steering, suspension, brakes, roadwheels, tyres and electrics. Appendices list useful clubs, suppliers, publications and specialist services.

Table of Contents

Purchasing a car for a restoration project - how to avoid the pitfalls, and the preparation needed before starting restoration. How to assess what work can be carried out on a DIY basis and what to put out to specialists. Choosing and using tools and equipment according to the capabilities of the restorer and the extent of the restoration work being undertaken. Restoration techniques, including metal cutting and joining (riveting, soldering, brazing and welding), drilling, metal polishing and choosing and using fasteners. Restoration of chassis, monocoque, detachable bodies, interior, engine/drive train, fuel system, steering, suspension, brakes, roadwheels,tyres and electrics. Appendices listing useful clubs, suppliers, publications and specialist services.

Author Biography

Lionel Baxter, author of Haynes' well-received Car Builder's Manual, has been restoring cars for 50 years, and was Head of the City & Guilds department responsible for motor vehicle courses and examinations. Now retired, he is currently restoring a Bentley Mk VI as a long-term project. He lives in Peterborough.
Release date NZ
October 16th, 2003
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
330 colour illustrations
Imprint
Haynes Manuals Inc
Pages
192
Dimensions
210x270x13
ISBN-13
9781859608531
Product ID
2073625

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