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There comes a time when just about every car on the road will need some form of rust or body repair. Quite often, if the car is a daily driver for running errands, repairs are never made, and the car eventually ends up in junkyard heaven. For our beloved collector cars, hot rods, and muscle cars, dents, dings, and rust are not an option, and neither is the scrap heap. And for just about any restoration project, the bodywork is by far the most expensive part of the process.

In Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair, veteran restorer Matt Joseph shows you the ins and out of tackling both simple and difficult rust and metalwork projects. This book teaches you how to select the proper tools for the job, common-sense approaches to the task ahead of you, preparing and cleaning sheet metal, section fabrications and repair patches, welding options such as gas and electric, forming, fitting and smoothing, cutting metal, final metal finishing including filling and sanding, the secrets of lead filling, making panels fit properly, and more. Also included is a comprehensive resource guide.

Whether you decide you want to tackle a full restoration project, or just want to save money by doing minor repairs yourself, Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair is the book to get you through it.

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There comes a time when just about every car on the road will need some form of rust or body repair. Quite often, if the car is a daily driver for running errands, repairs are never made, and the car eventually ends up in junkyard heaven. For our beloved collector cars, hot rods, and muscle cars, dents, dings, and rust are not an option, and neither is the scrap heap. And for just about any restoration project, the bodywork is by far the most expensive part of the process.

In Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair, veteran restorer Matt Joseph shows you the ins and out of tackling both simple and difficult rust and metalwork projects. This book teaches you how to select the proper tools for the job, common-sense approaches to the task ahead of you, preparing and cleaning sheet metal, section fabrications and repair patches, welding options such as gas and electric, forming, fitting and smoothing, cutting metal, final metal finishing including filling and sanding, the secrets of lead filling, making panels fit properly, and more. Also included is a comprehensive resource guide.

Whether you decide you want to tackle a full restoration project, or just want to save money by doing minor repairs yourself, Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair is the book to get you through it.

Pages : 160
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 450 Color Photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781932494976
Product Code : SA166

Acknowledgments

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: What You Should Know Before You Start

Panel Types, Configurations and Reinforcements 

Autobody Steel

Plasticity and Elasticity

Work Hardening: The Metal Remembers

At the Factory and Afterward

Necessary Tools and Equipment

General Considerations 

 

Chapter 2: Limits of Materials, Equipment and Skills

Inherent Advantages

Divide and Conquer 

 

Chapter 3: Types of Jobs 

Damage Repair 

Small Rust Repairs

Small Patch Piece Welding Methods 

 

Chapter 4: Cleaning, Modeling and Cutting 

Preparing and Cleaning Sheetmetal

Cutting Panel Materials 

Getting Shapes and Contours Right 

 

 

Chapter 5: Forming, Fitting and Smoothing

Simple Tools and Equipment 

Applying Plasticity/Elasticity, Work Hardening and Annealing

Hammering Techniques that Work

Bending, Beading and Prying

Power Forming

Pulling Approaches to Moving Metal 

Smoothing, Stretching, Shrinking and Forming Operations

 

Chapter 6: Bumping to Move the Metal the Right Way

 

Chapter 7: Metal Finishing

Indicating, Feeling and Other Human Tools to Determine Panel Surfaces

Filing Done Right 

The Art of Pick Hammering 

The Disc Sanding Alternative

 

Chapter 8: Welding Body Metal

Types of Joints 

Welding Smaller Pieces into Large Constructions

Fixturing

Electric Welding

 

Chapter 9: Filling

The Secrets of Lead Work

The Project

Applying Lead Filler Material 

Applying Plastic Fillers 

 

Chapter 10: Special Projects and Procedures 

Fabricating a Splash Shield for a Ford Amphibian

Making Panels and Trim Fit 

Quarter-Panel Replacement

Door Re-Skinning 

Hanging Doors

Mounting and Adjusting Trim

 

Chapter 11: Before You Paint

The Danger from Behind

 

 

Chapter 12: Minor Rust Repair to a Fender Edge 

The Approach 

The First Step: Evaluation

Removing the Bad Metal 

Planning and Modeling the Repair 

Cutting and Forming the Metal Patches

Final Fitting

Welding Considerations 

Cleaning, Positioning, Fixturing and Welding 

Grinding the Weld Beads and Shrinking the Bulged Area

Final Steps before Filling

Tinning 

Applying the Lead Filler 

Shaping the Lead and Finishing the Job

 

Chapter 13: Repairing Collision Damage in a Decklid 

The Approach 

The Early Steps

Metal Finishing

Filling 

 

Chapter 14: Sources and Resources

Local Sources

Non-Local Sources 

Knowledge and Problem-Solving Resources 

 

Appendix

Soldering Data 

Colors of Steel at Different Temperatures 

Automotive Bodywork & Rust Repair

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