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Project Street Rod

Author : Larry Lyles
ISBN : 1933958391
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 61.53 MB
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Project Street Rod is a complete guide to restoring a vintage car, written by auto-restoration guru Larry Lyles, a regular contributor to Auto Restorer magazine. In this detailed 21-chapter volume, Lyles walks the car owner through every step of the modification, from the disassembly of the car and to the finish touches, all with detailed instructions. Lyles transforms a beat-up 1946 Ford into a car the "looks nice, is very dependable, and is decked out with many of the [necessary] modern-day trappings." The title of each chapter is straightforward and tells the restorer exactly which step Lyles is explaining. The contents includes: beginning the disassembly, exterior and interior, and taking proper measurements of each component; installing the front suspension; installing the engine; shocks, spring and metal lines; floor pan installation, "suicide" doors, chopping the top, completing the top chop, seats, air-conditioning, and brake pedal; first project mock-up; working with body filler; color selection; new parts and fresh primer; ordering critical parts; the final clear coats; buildup; interior trim; headliner and center console; and finishing touches. Each step in every chapter is photographed as the author progresses along, with captions to spell out exactly what has to happen. The book offers helpful advice about choice of tools and tips to make even beginners feel confident about tackling the many steps involved. With nearly forty years experience in repairing, rebuilding, and restoring classic cars (and lots of unclassic ones like this 1946 Ford!), Lyles emphasizes the reader's need to organize his or her project by determining the course of the project, researching suppliers, making lists of parts and their conditions, creating spreadsheets of estimated and actual costs, and photographing each component as a reference for later in case the restoration goes off track. Each chapter ends with a "notes" page for the reader to record his or her progress, making this manual a practical workbook as well. When the reader gets to the final pages of the book and reads the sections "Starting Up" and "The Walk Around," there will be a true sense of accomplishment. An appendix of part suppliers and an index complete the book.
Category: Transportation

The Hot Rod Reader

Author : Peter Schletty
ISBN : 9780760339688
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 37.35 MB
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This anthology of hot rod writings and excerpts chronicles the joys of hot rodding, the historical circumstances of its creation, and the major events, people, cars, and builders who brought hot rods to the national stage. From popular writers of the era to those covering today’s cutting edge innovators, this collection explores various themes within hot rodding through news articles, essays, fiction, interviews, and more, with more than 60 color and black-and-white illustrations and photographs to illuminate each excerpt and story. Writers include Gray Baskerville, Ed Roth, Wally Parks, Dean Batchelor, Robert E. Petersen, Tom Wolfe, LeRoi "Tex" Smith, and many more.
Category: Transportation

The Street Rodder S Handbook

Author : Frank Oddo
ISBN : 1557884099
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 28.46 MB
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A comprehensive guide to designing and building street rods, customs, and lead sleds. Includes hundreds of photographs and practical tips, plus safe working and design factors. It covers all areas of the car, including chassis, suspension, frame, engine, bodywork, paint, and drivetrain. This guide also details how to choose a car and make critical planning decisions. It shows how to properly equip a workshop and lists tool and parts suppliers.
Category: Transportation

Hot Rod

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ISBN : UOM:39015013913846
Genre : Automobiles, Racing
File Size : 55.80 MB
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Category: Automobiles, Racing

Street Rodding Tips And Techniqueshp1515

Author : Frank Oddo
ISBN : 1101098414
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 59.21 MB
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How to build and maintain a show-winning street rod. A collection of brief, informative technical tips that cover the entire range of building and maintaining street rods. Includes tips on every aspect of the mechanicals, exterior, and interior.
Category: Transportation

Gm G Body Performance Projects 1978 1987

Author : Joe Hinds
ISBN : 9781613250327
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 88.9 MB
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The General Motors G-Body is one of the manufacturer's most popular chassis, and includes cars such as Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Monte Carlo and El Camino; the Buick Regal, the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme; the Pontiac Grand Prix, and more.
Category: Transportation

How To Build A 1935 40 Ford Street Rod

Author : Street Rodder Magazine
ISBN : 1557884935
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 54.74 MB
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Build a show-winning street rod from the ground up. A step-by-step guide to building Ford street rods from 1935-1940 although much of the material can be applied to any street rod project. Chapters include chassis, drivetrain, electrical, body, interior, and painting.
Category: Transportation