by Timothy Remus
Build from Scratch with Aluminum and Steel. Ultimate Sheet Metal Fabrication contains over eleven chapters and over 350 photos will teach you how to layout a project, stretch and shrink, build simple tooling, use the English Wheel, weld aluminum and steel and choose the right material.
Whether you're restoring an old Packard, building a unique hot rod, customizing your Harley-Davidson, or trying to keep an old biplane in the air, the parts you require can often be purchased from a catalogue.
From simple hand work with a hammer and dolly to sophisticated shaping with large power tools, this book covers the methods you need to shape sheet metal.
● Planning and Mock Up
● Tools & Materials
● Sheet Metal Welding
● Power Hammer Heaven
● No Power Tools
● With a Hammer & a Wheel
● Bent Over a Homemade Brake
● Wheeler Dealers
● The "English Wheel"
● Old-World Attitude
Included are Fabrication Sequences with skilled craftsmen like Ron Covell, Steve Davis, Bo Olson and Bob Munroe. Over 350 photographs document the creation of a motorcycle fender, an automobile fender, part of an airplane cowl, a hot rod deck lid, the body of a pedal car and a blower scoop.
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