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Automotive Bodywork & Rust Repair

CarTech
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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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The Haynes Automotive Body Repair & Painting Manual

Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.
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This is a complete do-it-yourself guide.

What you can learn:
• Full-color sections on minor repairs and painting
• Damage repair
• Painting
• Rust Repair

Additional detailed information includes:
• Rustproofing and undercoating
• Tools and equipment
• Repair of minor dents and rust damage
• Metal working techniques
• Major rust repair
• Body component replacement
• Sanding and painting
• Car care and detailing
• Welding

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Maintaining and preserving the paint, body and interior
Chapter 3: Damage repair: Doing it yourself or having it done
Chapter 4: Tools and working facilities
Chapter 5: Minor body repairs
Chapter 6: Major body repair
Chapter 7: Body component replacement
Chapter 8: Preparation for painting
Chapter 9: Painting
Chapter 10: Doors and glass
Chapter 11: Trim and accessories
Chapter 12: Welding
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The Secrets of America's Greatest Body Shops: The book that will challenge everything you know about the collision repair business

Radiant Writing & Communications
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Discover the Six Secrets Used by America’s Greatest Body Shops Dave Luehr believes that right now is the best time in history to be in the collision repair business, but only for those with the right mindset. In their book, The Secrets of America’s Greatest Body Shops, Dave Luehr and Stacey Phillips share insightful lessons along with real-world stories of actual collision repairers who have discovered the secrets that have propelled them to a much higher level than their competitors. The authors will challenge you to think differently, explain how to reduce your dependency on DRPs, and provide many tips needed to grow the sustainable, profitable business you have always dreamed of.
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Auto Repair For Dummies

For Dummies
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The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated

Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start.

Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.
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The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair, 2nd Edition (Motorbooks Workshop)

Motorbooks
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Everything you need to know about auto body repair--updated and revised to cover water-based paints, the latest panel adhesives, and other body repair technologies.

The only thing more reliable than rising gas prices is the wear and tear your car endures over its lifetime. Knowing how to repair your car without taking it to the body shop is a valuable skill for any car lover. If you want to restore, modify, or just fix up any car, from collector to custom, this is the book for you.

In this updated and revised edition, author Dennis Parks covers new tools and techniques for dealing with ever-changing vehicular guidelines and technologies. New photography and updated 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.

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, as well as the many repairs required during a car restoration project. From tools to materials to techniques, this book takes you all the way through the process. Learn how to disassemble, repair, and reassemble bodywork, as well as how to prepare surfaces for paint. The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair equips you with all the information needed to return your car to its former glory and avoid paying a body shop for work you can do yourself.

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Collision Repair and Refinishing: A Foundation Course for Technicians

Delmar Cengage Learning
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COLLISION REPAIR AND REFINISHING: A FOUNDATION COURSE FOR TECHNICIANS, 2E covers all the major areas of collision repair and refinishing as outlined by NATEF. In-depth coverage includes structural and non-structural analysis and damage repair, welding, painting and refinishing, paint chemistry, sacrificial coatings for corrosion resistance, mechanical & electrical systems, and more. The logical progression of topics and easy-to-understand writing style are perfect for students with little or no prior exposure to collision repair.
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How to Paint Your Car: Revised & Updated (Motorbooks Workshop)

Motorbooks
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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.

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Auto Body Repair Technology

Delmar Cengage Learning
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AUTO BODY REPAIR TECHNOLOGY, Sixth Edition, features extensive new and updated material reflecting the latest automotive technology and current industry best practices. In addition to incorporating current NATEF Collision Repair and Refinish Program Standards and Task Lists, this market-leading book provides detailed information on working with hybrid and electric vehicles, using environmentally friendly water-based paints, and other cutting-edge methods and materials. Celebrated for its clear, reader-friendly explanations and detailed, accurate information, this proven guide also includes abundant full-color photos and illustrations to make even complex concepts easier to understand and apply. Available supplements include a tech manual with shop assignments and job sheets, as well as interactive online resources ideal for today's learners. Providing comprehensive coverage of collision repair--from initial evaluation and estimating, to structural and mechanical repairs, to repainting and refinishing--this trusted guide helps you quickly and confidently learn the skills and procedures you need to succeed as a professional automotive technician.
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ATSG 4L60E /4L65E Update Handbook GM THM Transmission Update Repair Manual (4L60E Transmission Rebuild Kit - 4L60E Shift Kit 4L60E Valve Body - Best Repair Book Available!)

ATSG
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ATSG GM THM 4L60-E Transmission Update Technical Manual is necessary to diagnose, overhaul and/or repair the 4L60E transmission. GM THM 4L60-E Transmission Update Handbook covers engineering changes that have occurred from 1993 to 2003, parts affected by the change, interchangeability and part numbers. A must for 4L60-E rebuilders. ATSG breaks down the process step by step to provide you with a very detailed description on the "how to" help you in repairing, overhauling or servicing the 4L60E transmission. ATSG technical manuals are written and produced by ATSG's professional technical staff. They have over 100+ combined years of experience, knowledge & wisdom. If you are looking to complete a band adjustment, torque specs, service a transmission, shift kits, or just doing a full rebuild on a unit our technical manuals are a must have. It covers everything from parts identification, exploded views, home specs, wiring harness locations, routing, electrical diagrams, internal planetary components, how to disassemble a transmission, how to rebuild the individual components, torque specs, valve body identification, extension housing overviews and much, much more. Click the "ADD TO CART" Button to Get Your ATSG FORD 4L60-E/4L65E Update Automatic Transmission Technical Manual Now!
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