Sheet Metal Fab for Car Builders

Author: William H. Longyard
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781929133383
Format: PDF
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Thousands of Cobra and Lotus Super 7 replica owners dream of one day turning their fiberglass tribute cars into genuine metal machines, like the originals, but don't know where to begin. Many more car guys would love to customize their hot rod or restore their classic without paying the stiff fees charged by custom panel shops. Now, for the first time, they have a guide that goes into great detail on how to build complete metal bodies, not just patch panels, for any car project without the need for expensive tools, years of training, or paying for professional help. Some of the world's greatest panel crafters share their tips, techniques, and experience to get the home builder up to speed quickly. This book goes well beyond introductory metal shaping and through step-by-step instructions, along with hundreds of photographs, shows how to form complex, perfectly formed panels in the home shop. Dreams of customizing become an affordable reality with this book by noted builder, designer, and craftsman William H. Longyard.

Sheet Metal Fabrication

Author: Eddie Paul
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760327947
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Sheet metal fabrication--from fins and fenders to art--with all the necessary information on tools, preparations, materials, forms, mock-ups, and much more.

Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication

Author: Ed Barr
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1610588290
Format: PDF, ePub
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Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication is the number-one resource for sheet metal workers old and new. Join veteran metalworker Ed Barr as he walks you through the ins and outs of planning a sheet metal project, acquiring the necessary tools and resources, doing the work, and adding the perfect finishing touches for a seamless final product. From his workshop at McPherson College—home of the only genuine sheet metal fabrication education program in the country—Barr not only demonstrates how the latest tools and products work, but also explains why sheet metal reacts the way it does to a wide variety of processes. He includes clear directions for using power and pneumatic hammers and the English wheel, as well as describing specific skills like hand-forming techniques, buck building, louver punching, edge finishing, and more. Readers will learn how to form door seams and to make fenders, hoods, and other body parts; they’ll also learn how to put various finishes on metal through engine turning, metal chasing, and laser processing. This is truly the most detailed enthusiast-focused sheet metal how-to book on the market: whether you’re a metal hobbyist or experienced professional, you’re sure to find something new in Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication.

Sheet Metal Fabrication Basics

Author: Timothy Remus
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781929133468
Format: PDF, ePub
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You can learn to fabricate sheet metal. All you need is the raw material, the sincere desire to learn, and a copy of Sheet Metal Fabrication Basics from Wolfgang Publications.

Learning the English Wheel

Author: William H. Longyard
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781935828891
Format: PDF
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Learning the English Wheel includes both start-to-finish photo sequences and interviews with the old pros who share tips learned during a lifetime of work with the English wheel.

How to Hook and Launch

Author: Dick Miller
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1934709352
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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While building big horsepower has become easier, putting that power down to the pavement is still quite a challenge. Getting great "bite" involves a lot more than sticky tires and a smoky burnout. The suspension system is being put to work in a way it was never designed to operate. A better understanding of exactly what is happening to the suspension when the car launches from a standing start will assist you in maximizing your car's effectiveness on the street or at the track. In How to Hook and Launch: Traction Mods for the Street & Strip, author Dick Miller explains the physics behind what gets a car moving from a standing start, and how to best harness the various powers at work. Getting the rear tires to really bite and gain maximum traction is divided into several small steps, and Miller walks you through each phase of the launch. Today's enthusiasts face a wide range of potential traction improvements, from softer tires and basic bolt-ons to complete or partial chassis replacements. Most opt for something in-between, where some well-engineered components are chosen to replace the factory equipment and offer a greater capability and range of adjustment. It is this range of upgrades where Miller spends most of his time, explaining what the parts and pieces do, and how to use them to their highest potential.

Sheet Metal Bible

Author: Timothy Remus
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781941064269
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Power Hammers

Author: William Longyard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781941064474
Format: PDF
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Previously the domain of large factories and certain old-school fabricators, power hammers are now available to hot rodders and collector-car restoration shops. As more and more fabricators consider the purchase of a power hammer there comes the need for a book explaining which hammer to buy and how best to use this fabricator's super tool. If it takes two hours to make a quarter panel for a Ferrari on an English Wheel, the same panel can be crafted on a power hammer in less than 30 minutes by a fabricator with a good working knowledge of this reborn technology. Author Longyard includes detailed step-by-step photos of well-trained and well-known craftsmen working with both steel and aluminum. He takes each project from the first planning session to the finished piece. The projects include both shrinking and stretching, plus the why and how of using a buck to guarantee accuracy.

Automotive Sheet Metal Forming Fabrication

Author: Matt Joseph
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1934709360
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book contains useful instruction and information for metal workers, from novice to intermediate and even advanced, on how to apply force and use good judgment, thorough planning, close observation, creativity, and restraint to create almost any metal part. With this book, simple to complex fabrication and metal forming tasks are within the reach of adept enthusiasts.