Chopping Tops: Practical Hot Rodder's GuideGraffiti Publications #ad - Included is valuable information on how and where to measure for the chop, how to build an internal frame for the vehicle so that everything stays in alignment and how to modify windshield glass to suit the new roofline. Some early cars have wooden frames that provide the important structural strength within the body.
Few modifications change the appearance of a vehicle as much as a well executed top chop. Learn how to prepare, mark out and accomplish a top chop on a range of vehicles from early hot rod coupes to an American Chevy, a Falcon sedan delivery from the sixties and even a fiberglass reproduction body. Chopping tops not only shows you how to actually chop the roof of each car, it also shows you in great detail how to plan the exercise properly.
Chopping Tops: Practical Hot Rodder's Guide #ad - . There's a chapter that shows how to replace this wooden frame with a much stronger steel structure while chopping the top at the same time. If you have ever contemplated chopping a top yourself this book will be enormously valuable in helping you achieve that goal with minimum fuss and maximum results.
How To Chop Tops Old Skool SkillsWolfgang Publications #ad - This book shows the home-builder how to chop a top. Six start-to-finish top chops, done on everything from a Model A to a 1960 Oldsmobile, demonstrate first hand how to plan and cut so the reassembly is as painless as possible. The book deals with issues like cutting the glass, welding rusty steel, and where to position the cuts so the amount of finish work is minimized.
. Professional hot rod builders share their wealth of experience through a series of interviews. This book covers top chopping from A to Z, including all the related issues that often make the project difficult.
Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication Motorbooks WorkshopMotorbooks #ad - Professional sheet Metal Fabrication is the number-one resource for sheet metal workers old and new. Whether you're a metal hobbyist or experienced professional, you're sure to find something new in Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication. Join veteran metalworker ed barr as he walks you through the ins and outs of planning a sheet metal project, acquiring the necessary tools and resources, doing the work, and adding the perfect finishing touches for a seamless final product.
From his workshop at mcpherson college-home of the only accredited four-year degree in automotive restoration technology-Barr not only demonstrates how the latest tools and products work, but also explains why sheet metal reacts the way it does to a wide variety of processes. Dent repair and automotive patch panel fabrication are covered in detail.
Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication Motorbooks Workshop #ad - Readers are also given tips on copying shapes and building foam, wire, and wood station bucks to use as guides during shaping. This is truly the most detailed enthusiast-focused sheet metal how-to book on the market. Motorbooks International. He includes clear directions for shaping metal using hand tools, soldering, and discusses a variety of ways to cut and join metal through welding, and other machines, the pneumatic planishing hammer, brazing, the English Wheel, and riveting.
Sheet Metal Fabrication: Techniques and Tips for Beginners and Pros Motorbooks WorkshopMotorbooks #ad - In our mechanized day of mass production, the craft of hand-forming sheet metal into compound curves and dashing fins and fenders is fast becoming a lost art. Eddie paul is a master at sheet metal fabrication among other accomplishments, and in this book he gives readers the means to mold their own sheet metal creations.
. Used book in Good Condition. Paul’s engagingly written book talks about the necessary tools and how to use them; how to choose, prepare and work with the right material; how to make forms and mock-ups, and much more. Motorbooks International. Whether you want to mold a fender for a custom car or just learn about this intriguing process, Sheet Metal Fabrication is a thoroughly readable reference book and guide, and a uniquely valuable resource.
Ford Flathead Engines: How to Rebuild & ModifyCarTech #ad - The style and sound of a modified flathead is an iconic part of American history. Also covered is a unique performance build completed at the H&H shop for legendary race car team manager and all-around enthusiast Ray Evernham. CarTech. One of the most important steps is to actually find a good, usable core; many have been sitting for a very long time and the engine design is prone to cracking.
Because of henry Ford's stubbornness, the first versions were less than ideal. Even today, people choose a flathead for period-correct builds over far more powerful options. After you have selected a core, thacker and herman take you through the entire process of a rebuild, parts inspection, start up, machine shop processes, including teardown, reassembly, replacement part selection, and break-in.
Running changes are also an important consideration when selecting a core and include the cooling system, ignition, and transmission mount. Get your hot rod back on the road by rebuilding its Ford Flathead engine using this comprehensive guide that features expert advice and detailed step-by-step sequences.
Ford Flathead Engines: How to Rebuild & Modify #ad - In ford flathead engines: how to rebuild & modify, Mike Herman, veteran author Tony Thacker and flathead guru of H&H Flatheads, take you through rebuilding a flathead. It's hard to overstate the impact that this simple little engine had on a whole generation of enthusiasts. It all adds up to a must-have book with more than 500 color photos and insider tips on building what could be called the most iconic engine ever built: the Ford flathead V-8.
Over time, however, the “flattie” became the go-to powerplant for a whole generation of new hobbyists who were called “hot rodders.