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How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors (Motorbooks Workshop)

Motorbooks
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A major part of any auto restoration is bringing the interior back to life, and How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors provides you with the tools and knowledge you need to tackle any job on any type of car, from prewar classics to full-on customs to modern vehicles. Veteran author Dennis Parks takes you step-by-step through all the processes, from restoring seats, door panels, floor coverings, and headliners to adding sound dampening and thermal insulation. With tips and advice for selecting the right tools and planning your job, as well as maintaining your restored interior, How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors is the only book you’ll need to get the job done.

  • Installing Floor Coverings
  • Repairing and Re-covering Seats
  • Making Custom Door Panels
  • Crafting Custom Headliners, Consoles, and More
  • Upholstery Maintenance and Care

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Automotive Custom Interiors (Idea Book)

Motorbooks
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Inside, it’s personal. The interior--perhaps more than any other aspect of a vehicle--lends itself to customization, to the expression of a character, a desire, a conviction. The question is, how far to go? How different, how comfortable, how functional, how wild? Whatever the answer might be, this book will help you get there. With images of an incredible assortment of custom interiors-- from the ultimate in luxury to the totally high-tech, from race-inspired minimalism to retro hot rod styling, from suede to tuck 'n' roll, inlaid wood to engine-turned metal--Automotive Custom Interiors gives you the means to make your dream interior a reality. The book covers every aspect of design--seat and upholstery, dashboards and gauges, door panels and armrests, consoles, steering wheels, pedals, shifters, knobs and hardware, floor coverings and headliners, audio and high-tech accessories, and cargo areas and trunks. With hundreds of color photos and thorough descriptions of a wide variety of parts and accessories, this is the ultimate resource for anyone contemplating a custom interior.

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Custom Auto Interiors

California Bill's Automotive Hnbks
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Expert trimmers Don Taylor and Ron Mangus share two lifetimes of auto upholstery experience and secrets in this fantastic book. More than 800 color photographs capture every detail you'll need to create your own exciting and award-winning custom interiors. This book explains materials, special fasteners and tools and precise step-by-step instructions show you how to turn out completely professional custom interiors. This is an advanced-level book.
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Chevy Tri-Five Custom Interiors (Ron Mangus' Custom Hot Rod Interiors)

California Bill's Automotive Hnbks
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Award-winning cars and interiors will inspire you with design possibilities for your own 1955-1957 Chevy hot rod. You will learn the concepts behind a great interior. Large full-color photos and detailed explanations show and explain how Ron Mangus executes these design ideas. Get a detailed look at creative solutions for seats, door, kick, and rear quarter panels, carpet, mats, headliner, trunk, seat bolsters, and many other interior design areas. From the stock look to wild customs, you'll find a wide range of new ideas to adapt to your own car's interior.
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Automotive Upholstery & Interior Restoration

CarTech
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After disassembling and gutting your car, it is easy to feel that you're in way over your head when it comes to the upholstery. This is why so many do-it-yourself restorers outsource the work, at considerable expense, to an experienced upholstery shop. Taking the time to acquire the skills for upholstery restoration may feel like a daunting task, but what if an experienced upholsterer presented every skill you needed to restore upholstery yourself?

Starting with a list of necessary tools, author Fred Mattson guides you through all the required tasks, including seat restoration; door panel removal, patterning, assembly, and installation; headliner removal and installation; carpet cutting; and even convertible top restoration. The easy-to-follow step-by-step presentation allows for a thorough understanding of all the processes. Every photo in this book provides a hands-on approach that shows you how to repair and restore a car’s interior to concours, show-quality specifications.

Other restoration books may show you beautifully restored interiors, but they don't show you how to produce them. This book helps you develop the skills needed with instruction from a professional upholsterer, saving you thousands of dollars over outsourcing the restoration. If you are interested in saving money, doing a complete restoration yourself, or simply want to know how it's done, this book is a handy addition to your automotive library.

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How to Restore Classic Car Interiors: Repair * Restoration * Maintenance (Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)

Veloce Publishing
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Here is the ultimate resource packed with restoration know-how on all kinds of interior fittings in your classic car.

Starting with an initial cleaning, this new volume produced in close co-operation with the editors of Europe's largest vintage car magazine OLDTIMER MARKT, provides easy-to-follow guidance on how to repair and renovate carpets, headlinings, seats, wood and synthetic material parts, instruments, steering wheels: even how to succeed in making your radio sound just like new!

A special chapter is dedicated to the reproduction of parts on a 3D printer.

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Fix It! How to Repair Automotive Dents, Scratches, Tears and Stains (Motorbooks Workshop)

Motorbooks
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Fix It! How to Repair Automotive Dents, Scratches, Tears and Stains is a complete guide for any car or truck owner who wants their ride to look, feel, and smell like it did the day they bought it. Years of commuting to work and family vacations will take its toll on a car. Coffee spills, paint scratches and fades, hoods and fenders acquire dents and rust, and smells linger in the upholstery and ventilation. It all adds up to a car that's not as fun to drive as it used to be and maybe even embarrassing. Whether breathing new life into your reliable ride or getting it ready to sell, you can solve these problems with a few basic tools and products, and the right instruction on how to use them.
Fix It! How to Repair Automotive Dents, Scratches, Tears and Stains provides step-by-step projects anyone at any skill level can accomplish to help keep their car looking its best. From buffing a scratch to popping a dent, doing it yourself has never been easier.

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Auto Upholstery & Interiors (HPBOOKS 1265)

HPBOOKS
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This user-friendly guide gives you the knowledge to keep your interior looking like new. You’ll learn how to get professional results from kits you can install in your own garage.

Automotive upholstery is easy if you know the secrets of how to do professional quality work at home. There is no need to sew or buy an expensive industrial sewing machine because skilled technicians do the sewing for you. Upholstery kits and do-it-yourself products are available for a wide variety of cars and trucks. By doing the installation work yourself, you save money and have the satisfaction of learning a new skill.

Detailed sections include:
· Painting Interior Parts
· Headliner Replacement
· Carpet Kits
· Door Panels
· Dashboard Restoration
· Seat Kit Installation
· Kick Panels
· Trunk Detailing
· Steering Wheel Repairs and Swaps
· Custom Seat Installation
· Using Dyes
· Simple Upholstery Repairs
· Cleaning and Detailing Tips
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