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Automotive Upholstery & Interior Restoration (Restoration How-to Sa Design)

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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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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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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Muscle Car Interior Restoration Guide

CarTech, Inc.
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The photos in this edition are black and white.

A muscle car has not been fully restored until the interior has been returned to original or like-new condition. Whether a car operates in a northern or southern climate, seats, carpets, and other equipment deteriorate and wear out over time. A factory-original and professional-grade interior restoration is critical for enjoying the driving experience. However, many enthusiasts and owners do not fully understand the techniques and procedures necessary to produce a premium-quality or original restoration.

While factory service manuals and magazine articles might cover bits and pieces of the interior restoration process, this book has been entirely dedicated to the process of restoring the interior. Muscle Car Interior Restoration provides expert insight into the tools, materials, techniques, and procedures for professionally completing a muscle car restoration. It covers instrument panel and dashboard restoration, electrical system restoration, firewall pad, steering wheel, steering column, and pedal restoration. It also provides insight and expert guidance for restoring carpet, headliners, doors, door panels, glass restoration or replacement, convertible top restoration, upholstery replacement, and vinyl and leather seat repair.

With the prices of muscle cars high enough to make Wall Street investors pay attention, a tasteful modified or quality restored interior will mean the difference of thousands - if not tens of thousands of dollars when it comes time to sell. Whether you're looking to cash in with a quality restoration, or just want to make the cockpit of your favorite muscle car a pleasant place to be, this book will help you do the trick.

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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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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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How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines (S-A Design)

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With the increasing popularity of GM's LS-series engine family, many enthusiasts are ready to rebuild. How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines is the first book of its kind to help you rebuild your GM LS-series engine. It explains variations between the various LS-series engines and elaborates upon the features that make this engine family such an excellent design.

In this special Workbench book, author Chris Werner uses more than 600 photos, charts, and illustrations to give simple step-by-step instructions on disassembly, cleaning, machining tips, pre-assembly fitting, and final assembly. This book gives considerations for both stock and performance rebuilds. The book guides you through both the easy and tricky procedures, showing you how to rebuild your engine and ensure it is working perfectly. The book also illustrates many of the performance components, accessories, and upgrades that have been developed for the LS-series family of engines.

As with all Workbench titles, this book details and highlights special components, tools, chemicals, and other accessories needed to get the job done right, the first time. Appendices are packed full of valuable reference information including helpful conversions and common abbreviations. You'll even find tips that will help you save money without compromising top-notch results.

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Automotive Bodywork & Rust Repair

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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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