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Sheet metal forming and fabrication is an essential automotive art. Creating door skins, fenders, hoods, and a myriad of other components from sheetmetal is a crucial skill for restoring many muscle cars, building custom parts for hot rods, and fabricating parts for classic or competition cars. While many specialized and expensive tools are used to form sheet metal into a functional and finished part, simple metal working hammers, dollies, anvils, and shot bags can be used to create parts with complex curves and crowns. This book shows the inclined enthusiast how to design and fabricate with inexpensive and simple tools as well as how to fabricate parts using more specialized tools, such as an English wheel.

Automotive Sheet Metal Forming & Fabrication provides the know-how for people who are working, or want to work, along the nearly endless learning curve of this craft. It instructs in most of the common processes and operations in sheet metal fabrication work. These are the basic ones that you can accomplish with some work, and with access to fairly modest tools and equipment. It focuses on how to perform most of the basic operations and tasks used in metal forming and fabrication. Of course, some of the more exotic tools, equipment, and techniques in this field also get attention in this book, but the emphasis is largely on the reliable basics of this work. This volume shows novice metal workers how to apply force and use fine judgment, and through close observation, creativity, ingenuity, and restraint, create almost any metal part.

Wire welders, metal shears and brakes, planishing hammers, and shrinker/stretchers are readily available and affordable, and therefore, metal forming is no longer the exclusive art of professional craftsmen. In turn, simple to more complex fabrication and metal forming tasks are within the reach of adept enthusiasts, and this book comprehensively explains how to accomplish these fun and satisfying tasks. Enthusiasts are shown how to work steel, aluminum, and some other metals, and how to select a metal for a particular part fabrication. This book also discusses how to determine elastic limits as well as how to shrink and expand metal, heating and annealing, and may other metal working techniques.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Sheet metal forming and fabrication is an essential automotive art. Creating door skins, fenders, hoods, and a myriad of other components from sheetmetal is a crucial skill for restoring many muscle cars, building custom parts for hot rods, and fabricating parts for classic or competition cars. While many specialized and expensive tools are used to form sheet metal into a functional and finished part, simple metal working hammers, dollies, anvils, and shot bags can be used to create parts with complex curves and crowns. This book shows the inclined enthusiast how to design and fabricate with inexpensive and simple tools as well as how to fabricate parts using more specialized tools, such as an English wheel.

Automotive Sheet Metal Forming & Fabrication provides the know-how for people who are working, or want to work, along the nearly endless learning curve of this craft. It instructs in most of the common processes and operations in sheet metal fabrication work. These are the basic ones that you can accomplish with some work, and with access to fairly modest tools and equipment. It focuses on how to perform most of the basic operations and tasks used in metal forming and fabrication. Of course, some of the more exotic tools, equipment, and techniques in this field also get attention in this book, but the emphasis is largely on the reliable basics of this work. This volume shows novice metal workers how to apply force and use fine judgment, and through close observation, creativity, ingenuity, and restraint, create almost any metal part.

Wire welders, metal shears and brakes, planishing hammers, and shrinker/stretchers are readily available and affordable, and therefore, metal forming is no longer the exclusive art of professional craftsmen. In turn, simple to more complex fabrication and metal forming tasks are within the reach of adept enthusiasts, and this book comprehensively explains how to accomplish these fun and satisfying tasks. Enthusiasts are shown how to work steel, aluminum, and some other metals, and how to select a metal for a particular part fabrication. This book also discusses how to determine elastic limits as well as how to shrink and expand metal, heating and annealing, and may other metal working techniques.

Pages : 144
Size : X (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 385 B/W Photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613251713
Product Code : SA196P

Acknowledgments 

Preface 

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: First Considerations

A Wide Range of Possible Projects 

Limits of Material, Skills and Imagination 

Subtle Factors to Consider

 

Chapter 2: Auto Body Metal 

Characteristics of Sheet Metal

Alloys: Steel and Aluminum 

Work Hardening and Strengthening 

Workability 

Heating and Annealing 

Selecting Metals and Their Alloys

Acquiring Metal Stock

 

Chapter 3: The Art of Making Sheet Metal Work With You 

Basic Theories of Metal Forming 

Bilateralism and Other Tricks

The Importance of Good Foundations

 

Chapter 4: Planning and Implementing

Choosing Constructions, Materials and Tools

Modeling, Patterning and Templating

Measuring, Drawing and Laying Out Work

Structural vs. Nonstructural Fabrications 

 

Chapter 5: Major Forming and Fabricating Processes

Cutting 

Simple Bending 

Flanging

Creating the Correct Crown 

Wheeling 

Power Hammer Forming

Avoiding Unnecessary Damage

 

Chapter 6: Other Processes and Skills

Filing

Sanding

Edge Deburring 

Drilling, Piercing and Punching 

Edge Treatments and Bead Rolling 

Louvers and Exotic Trim Formations

Using Tension

 

Chapter 7: Finishing Processes and Touches

Checking Final Dimensions, Contours and Attachments

Weld Finishing 

Metal Finishing 

Checking Metal Integrity 

 

Chapter 8: Filling with Lead and Plastic

Four Types of Filler

Proper Filler Application 

Proper Shaping and Smoothing Techniques 

Proper Surface Preparation

 

Chapter 9: Tools and Equipment

Hand and Vise Tools 

Specialty Tools 

Clamping and Fixturing Tools 

Making Special-Purpose Hand Tools

Small Equipment 

Multi-Purpose Devices

Power and Hand Tools

Blacksmith Tools

 

Chapter 10: The Art of the English Wheel

Using an English Wheel

Effective versus Harmful Techniques 

 

Chapter 11: Power-Operated Machines

Power Hammers 

Big Machine Basics 

Special Power Hammer Tooling 

 

Chapter 12: Methods of Attachment 

Non-Welding Jointure Techniques 

Welding 

Tips for Fabrication Welds 

 

Chapter 13: Small Demonstration Project: The Little Black Box

Meet the Little Black Box

The Basic Plan 

Preliminaries

Forming the Top Piece 

Making the Skirt

Assembling the Two Pieces 

 

Chapter 14: Large Demonstration Project: Fender Fabrication

Planning and Patterning 

Fabricating the Side Section

Fabricating the Top Section 

Joining the Two Pieces 

Wire Edging the Fender Panel

Making Support and Base Brackets

 

Appendix

Radiated Colors 

Gauge Specifications

Automotive Sheet Metal Forming & Fabrication

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