by Lionel Baxter
Classic car restoration can be a very expensive proposition, but much of the work required can be carried out by the DIY car enthusiast.
Although such a prospect may at first seem quite daunting, this book, aimed at the novice restorer, explains in detail, using easy-to-understand text and colour illustrations, how to plan a project and carry out the various tasks required, safely and efficiently to a good standard.
This all-colour book includes instructions on:
● Purchasing a car for a restoration project
● How to avoid the pitfalls
● 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
● How to plan a project
● Choosing and using tools and equipment
● Restoration techniques, including metal cutting and joining (riveting, soldering, brazing and welding), drilling, metal polishing and painting
● Restoration of chassis, monocoque, detachable bodies, interior, engine/drive train, fuel system, steering, suspension, brakes, roadwheels and electrics.
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