Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide

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Author: Dennis W. Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760335321

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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You’re building a hot rod. The first step is the chassis. If it’s not right, the car won’t handle well. If it’s really not right, the car might destroy itself. There are choices to be made, from frame rails to suspension components, and some combinations will work better than others. Next is the body. This is what everyone sees first. It’s what makes a hot rod a hot rod. This book is a sure-fire guide to the best approach. Veteran builder and writer Dennis Parks walks you through the whole process, from finding and using existing panels to choosing New Old Stock panels from the aftermarket. The Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide offers fool-proof advice for building the hot rod of your dreams.

How to Build a Hot Rod

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Author: Dennis Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760313046

Category: Transportation

Page: 159

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A guide to building hot rod cars that provides tips and information on every step of the process, including planning, component selection, build-up tips, and finishing touches.

Automotive Wiring

A Practical Guide to Wiring Your Hot Rod or Custom Car

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Author: Dennis W. Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760339923

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Automotive wiring is a primary skill required for proper completion and safe operation of any custom build, whether it is a traditional custom, hot rod, or classic daily driver. While restorers typically have the option of buying a new or reproduction wiring harness, custom enthusiasts often have few options except to figure out how to do it themselves. This book guides builders through every step from determining what components they need, to selecting wire type and gauge, methods of connection, and other considerations. The book includes numerous charts showing typical configurations and suggested installations. A troubleshooting section lends a hand in tracking down the inevitable problems that can arise.

The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair, 2nd Edition

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Author: Dennis Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760349452

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Step-by-step projects cover the latest information on panel adhesives, improved repair strategies, unibody vehicles, media blasting, panel overhaul and replacement, and tools and techniques for water-based paint products.

How to Build a Hot Rod Model A Ford

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Author: Dennis Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760308790

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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-Includes a detailed work-up of the rare Ardun kit, a conversion designed by engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, who went on to produce the Corvette for General Motors. - Captain George McNicholl is just that, a captain, master of deep-sea vessels out of Vancouver, Canada, for 30 years. - Captain McNicholl has an abiding interest in the hot-rod Ford, and is a member of hot-rod and custom-car clubs, with specialties in the flathead and the Ardun modifications. - McNicholl has built -- "modified" -- all three of the types of flathead shown in How to Build -- carbureted, blown, and the Ardun type.

How To Plate, Polish, and Chrome

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Author: Dennis Parks

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9780760326725

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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Beautifully finished metal parts can transform a nice machine into a million-dollar baby. Aluminum and steel can be polished, chromed, anodized, plated, and painted, and this book shows enthusiasts how to do it.

American Hot Rod

How to Build a Hot Rod with Boyd Coddington

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Author: Dennis W. Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760321652

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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What is it about North Carolina that makes our state so special? See for yourself in "Our North Carolina," a stunning pictorial tour through every beautiful corner of our popular state-a tour that captures our unique character and landscape. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the sandy Atlantic beaches and the Outer Banks; from Civil War battle sites and vivid hues of autumn foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway to cities, farmland, and much more, renowned local photographer Kevin Adams showcases the people and places that make North Carolina such a splendid state in which to live and visit. About the Author/Photographer: Kevin Adams is the photographer of "North Carolina Waterfalls," "Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians," "Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia," "Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park," and "North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes." A member of the North American Nature Photography Association, Adams has received many awards, including one from the North Carolina Zoological Park, 1998; the North Carolina Year of the Coast Award, 1995; and the North Carolina Year of the Mountains Award, 1996.

How to Rebuild & Modify Ford Flathead V-8 Engines

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Author: Mike Bishop,Vern Tardel

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760343993

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Few new engines in automotive history have been as quickly embraced by performance-minded gearheads as was Ford’s V-8 in 1932. Deuce roadsters were racing–and winning–almost as soon as their fenders could be unbolted. When the new L-head version was released motorists of nearly all stripes came to embrace the affordable engine that gave Ford cars performance to equal cars costing several times as much. Ford’s vision–and gamble–paid off handsomely and set Ford apart from his competitors. More than two decades would pass–a veritable eon in the automobile industry–before another engine would offer the excitement generated by Henry Ford’s beloved flathead V-8. This is the ultimate resource for the Ford flathead V-8 engine. It guides readers through everything from engine architecture to selecting the right engine for the right project, building and rebuilding the engine, and buying a crate engine. Whether you’re looking to hot-rod or restore your flathead, this book is a required addition to your workbench.

How to Paint Your Car

Revised & Updated

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Author: Dennis W. Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 161058757X

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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How to Paint Your Car reveals the techniques, tricks, and technology behind automotive painting through 400 color photos, clear captions, detailed text, and step-by-step how-to sequences. You’ll learn the latest information about paint chemistry, waterborne paints, spray guns, body fillers, surface prep, site prep, as well as respirators and other safety gear that every automotive painter must know. With step-by-step detail, you’ll learn how to properly prepare your car for paint work, including minor bodywork, surface preparation, rust removal, masking, priming and final coating. How to Paint Your Car also includes information about custom touches and effects as well as how to care for your paint after application, including information on buffing compounds, waxes, and other care products. Everything you need to know to feel comfortable and confident in undertaking your own paint project, whether a touch-up job or a complete respray, is covered in How to Paint Your Car.

The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair

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Author: Dennis W. Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760332788

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Whether from hailstorms, parking lots, or plain bad judgment, everybody needs to know how to repair automotive bodywork at some point during their car-owning years. The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair provides all the information you'll need to deal with any bumps, bangs, and bruises your car encounters. From tools to materials to techniques, this book takes the reader all the way through the process. Beginning with creating a strategy, then moving through disassembly, repair, reassembly, and preparing the surface for paint, author Dennis W. Parks shows how to repair damage from collisions, neglect, and rust.

How to Restore and Customize Auto Upholstery & Interiors

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Author: Dennis Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760320433

Category: Transportation

Page: 159

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This book provides detailed coverage of upholstery and interior options, including the variety of materials, projected costs, tools used, and more.

How to Paint Your Car

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Author: Dennis Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760315835

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Everything you need to know and everything you need to do to have perfect paint on your specialty car. Whether it's a concours-quality restoration or a ground-pounding hot rod, this book will fit your painting interests. The auto body and paint business is changing at an incredibly fast rate, mainly in response to environmental rules and regulations. This book emphasizes what parts of the job a hobbyist can, and should, do himself and what should be left to the pros.Topics include:, Tools, equipment, and safety, Planning the paint job, Environmental concerns; Types of paint and materials, Removing trim, Repairing damage/rust, Prepping metal for paint/bodywork, Applying fillers, Applying sealers and primers, Final paint options; custom paint options, Custom graphics, flames, pinstriping, Paint care and touchup

How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors

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Author: Dennis W. Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760342473

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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A major part of any auto restoration is bringing the interior back to life, and How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors provides you with the tools and knowledge you need to tackle any job on any type of car, from prewar classics to full-on customs to modern vehicles. Veteran author Dennis Parks takes you step-by-step through all the processes, from restoring seats, door panels, floor coverings, and headliners to adding sound dampening and thermal insulation. With tips and advice for selecting the right tools and planning your job, as well as maintaining your restored interior, How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors is the only book you’ll need to get the job done. Installing Floor Coverings Repairing and Re-covering Seats Making Custom Door Panels Crafting Custom Headliners, Consoles, and More Upholstery Maintenance and Care

Boyd Coddington's Hot Rod Engines, Drivelines & Chassis

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Author: Timothy Remus

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760322659

Category: Transportation

Page: 319

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This book combines Boyd Coddington's How to Build Hot Rod Chassis and How to Build Hot Rod Engines and Drivelines into one comprehensive resource that brings his secrets and techniques back in print after more than 15 years.

The Big Box of Monster Garage

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Author: Richard Finch,Dennis W. Parks,Craig Fraser

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760323267

Category: Transportation

Page: 480

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The Big Box of Monster Garage packages three Monster Garage-brand books into one convenient set. Each volume features countless tips and techniques plus hundreds of color photographs, as well as shots from the show and interviews with the show’s stars. All the garage how-to you could ask for is here in one big box that will show you how to paint, weld, customize and turn your home garage into a Monster Garage. This box set contains three best selling Monster Garage titles, a $60 value for less than $40, and includes an official Monster Garage decal, the perfect accessory for your toolbox.

The Chevrolet Small-Block Bible

How to Choose, Buy and Build the Ultimate Small-Block from Generation I to Today's LS

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Author: Thomas J. Madigan,Vic Edelbrock Jr.

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760342199

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Ever since its introduction in 1955, Chevrolet's small-block V-8 has defined performance. It was the first lightweight, overhead-valve V-8 engine ever available to the masses at an affordable price and, better yet, had tremendous untapped performance potential, making it the performance engine of choice to this day. What sets the Chevy small-block further apart is the fact that a builder does not have to spend big money to get big horsepower numbers. Using multiple examples of engine builds and case studies, The Chevrolet Small-Block Bible provides the reader with the information needed to build anything for a mild street engine for use in a custom or daily driver to a cost-is-no-object dream build. Includes parts selection, blue printing, basic machine work, and more.

Library Journal

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.