Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder s Guide

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 076033532X
Release Date: 2009-10-28
Genre: Transportation

You’re building a hot rod. The first step is the chassis. If it’s not right, the car won’t handle well. If it’s really not right, the car might destroy itself. There are choices to be made, from frame rails to suspension components, and some combinations will work better than others. Next is the body. This is what everyone sees first. It’s what makes a hot rod a hot rod. This book is a sure-fire guide to the best approach. Veteran builder and writer Dennis Parks walks you through the whole process, from finding and using existing panels to choosing New Old Stock panels from the aftermarket. The Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide offers fool-proof advice for building the hot rod of your dreams.

How to Build a Traditional Ford Hot Rod

Author: Mike Bishop
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760309000
Release Date: 2000-10-01
Genre: Transportation

Build your own flathead roadster just as it would have been built in the 1950s! Using a 1929 Ford Model A, this guide follows its construction from start to fantastic finish. Bishop begins with a wealth of expert advice on planning your project, finding traditional parts, and acquiring the tools, time, space, and services needed. From frame, front suspension and steering, to brakes, engine and transmission, Bishop's expert approach is fully illustrated with specially commissioned photos and line drawings.

How to Build a Hot Rod Model A Ford

Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760308799
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Transportation

-Includes a detailed work-up of the rare Ardun kit, a conversion designed by engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, who went on to produce the Corvette for General Motors. - Captain George McNicholl is just that, a captain, master of deep-sea vessels out of Vancouver, Canada, for 30 years. - Captain McNicholl has an abiding interest in the hot-rod Ford, and is a member of hot-rod and custom-car clubs, with specialties in the flathead and the Ardun modifications. - McNicholl has built -- "modified" -- all three of the types of flathead shown in How to Build -- carbureted, blown, and the Ardun type.

American Hot Rod

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760321655
Release Date: 2005-05-07
Genre: Transportation

What is it about North Carolina that makes our state so special? See for yourself in "Our North Carolina," a stunning pictorial tour through every beautiful corner of our popular state-a tour that captures our unique character and landscape. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the sandy Atlantic beaches and the Outer Banks; from Civil War battle sites and vivid hues of autumn foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway to cities, farmland, and much more, renowned local photographer Kevin Adams showcases the people and places that make North Carolina such a splendid state in which to live and visit. About the Author/Photographer: Kevin Adams is the photographer of "North Carolina Waterfalls," "Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians," "Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia," "Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park," and "North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes." A member of the North American Nature Photography Association, Adams has received many awards, including one from the North Carolina Zoological Park, 1998; the North Carolina Year of the Coast Award, 1995; and the North Carolina Year of the Mountains Award, 1996.

The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair 2nd Edition

Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760349458
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Genre: Transportation

Step-by-step projects cover the latest information on panel adhesives, improved repair strategies, unibody vehicles, media blasting, panel overhaul and replacement, and tools and techniques for water-based paint products.

How To Plate Polish and Chrome

Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
ISBN: 076032672X
Release Date: 2006-11-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Beautifully finished metal parts can transform a nice machine into a million-dollar baby. Aluminum and steel can be polished, chromed, anodized, plated, and painted, and this book shows enthusiasts how to do it.

How to Paint Your Car

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9781610587570
Release Date: 2013-06-15
Genre: Transportation

How to Paint Your Car reveals the techniques, tricks, and technology behind automotive painting through 400 color photos, clear captions, detailed text, and step-by-step how-to sequences. You’ll learn the latest information about paint chemistry, waterborne paints, spray guns, body fillers, surface prep, site prep, as well as respirators and other safety gear that every automotive painter must know. With step-by-step detail, you’ll learn how to properly prepare your car for paint work, including minor bodywork, surface preparation, rust removal, masking, priming and final coating. How to Paint Your Car also includes information about custom touches and effects as well as how to care for your paint after application, including information on buffing compounds, waxes, and other care products. Everything you need to know to feel comfortable and confident in undertaking your own paint project, whether a touch-up job or a complete respray, is covered in How to Paint Your Car.

Boyd Coddington s Hot Rod Engines Drivelines Chassis

Author: Timothy Remus
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760322651
Release Date: 2005-09
Genre: Transportation

This book combines Boyd Coddington's How to Build Hot Rod Chassis and How to Build Hot Rod Engines and Drivelines into one comprehensive resource that brings his secrets and techniques back in print after more than 15 years.

The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair

Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760332789
Release Date: 2008-08-15
Genre: Transportation

Whether from hailstorms, parking lots, or plain bad judgment, everybody needs to know how to repair automotive bodywork at some point during their car-owning years. The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair provides all the information you'll need to deal with any bumps, bangs, and bruises your car encounters. From tools to materials to techniques, this book takes the reader all the way through the process. Beginning with creating a strategy, then moving through disassembly, repair, reassembly, and preparing the surface for paint, author Dennis W. Parks shows how to repair damage from collisions, neglect, and rust.

How to Build Vintage Hot Rod V 8 Engines

Author: George McNicholl
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760320845
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Transportation

George McNicholl. Hot rodders and street rodders who love vintage engines will appreciate this book's step-by-step coverage of the complete build-ups of 10 different vintage engines. Engines covered include the 354 Chrysler Hemi (naturally aspirated [NA] and blown), the 392 Chrysler (NA and blown), the 500 Cadillac, and the most popular engines of all: Three Chevy big-blocks (NA and blown) and two of the all-time favorite Chevy small-blocks. These are pre-electronic fuel injection (EFI) engines that can be built to deliver stunning horsepower, so they're extremely popular among hot rodders. This book describes in detail how to build each of these street-going engines properly so they deliver peak performance and reliability.

How to Build Hot Rod Chassis

Author: Timothy Remus
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760308365
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The ultimate in street rod chassis design know-how! Tim Remus offers up new tips and techniques for building your own chassis the right way. Do it yourself with a '50s flair while using the latest techniques to achieve 21st century performance. Remus shows you what goes on in a variety of chassis shops to offer a well-rounded look at your hot rod's most important asset-the foundation.