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Haynes Classic Car Bodywork Restoration Manual

The complete, illustrated step-by-step guide
Lindsay Porter
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During the life of almost every classic car the bodywork is likely to have suffered damage of one sort or another - either through corrosion or accident damage.

Classic Car Bodywork Restoration (extensively revised and updated from the previous Car Bodywork Repair Manual) is the complete practical guide to restoring and repairing classic car bodywork for the amateur repairer. Illustrated throughout with step-by-step sequences, it describes how to undertake high-quality repairs - from treating corrosion to fitting a new body panel. By doing this work yourself not only do you save a great deal of money, but a little preventative maintenance will help to keep the car's bodywork in good order and preserve your car's value. The Haynes Classic Car Bodywork Restoration Manual includes information on the latest materials and techniques, with a colour section showing a car being prepared and resprayed.

Topics covered include:

  • Welding and cutting - latest equipment and techniques
  • Painting - stripping, preparing, masking and spraying
  • Panel beating
  • Rust treatment and proofing
  • Windscreen renewal
  • Fixing window windersand door locks
  • Mixing and applying body fillers
  • Repairing glassfibre bodywork
  • Polishing and cleaning
  • Safety hints and tips
  • Soft-top renewal

The information on this page is supplied courtesy of Haynes Publishing, please credit accordingly if you intend to use it. For more information or to request a review copy please contact Spirit PR on 0117 944 1415 or email Haynes PR

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