Category: Restoration


101 GM Muscle Car Performance Projects (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: It’s nearly 40 years since the peak of the muscle car era, but the passion for building high performance into American cars of the 1960–1980s has not ebbed. No clan of muscle cars is more popular than those produced by General Motors, especially models such as the Camaro, Chevelle, GTO, Cutlass, Skylark, Tempest, Impala, Monte Carlo, and El Camino. They remain popular, in demand, and are …

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A Chrysler Chronicle: One Man's Story of Restoring a Classic 1948 New Yorker

Product Description: There are two kinds of classic car buffs: those who have restored an old car, and those who want to. For anyone who has looked at a rusty heap in a field and seen only the gleaming new machine it once was, the urge is powerful, but also intimidating. Restoration can be a difficult, expensive, and-especially for the novice-mysterious undertaking. Dave Floyd, an enthusiast with a lifelong love …

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Advanced Custom Painting Techniques

Product Description: Intense how-to book filled with photo sequences and supporting text explaining the best techniques for the preparation and application of custom paint to cars and motorcycles.

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Auto Diagnosis, Service, and Repair

Product Description: Auto Diagnosis, Service, and Repair provides students with a sound foundation in the essential skills required to service, troubleshoot, and repair today's complex vehicles. This text is intended for beginners who need to learn the fundamentals of automotive repair, as well as persons now in automotive work who want to improve skills and increase earning potential. It also serves as a training …

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Automotive Bodywork & Rust Repair

Product Description: 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 …

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Automotive Electrical Manual (Haynes Manuals)

Product Description: Your complete guide to electrical system troubleshooting, repair, maintenance and rewiring. Clear step-by-step instructions and hundreds of photos show you how to do a professional job yourself.

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Automotive Engines: Diagnosis, Repair, Rebuilding

Product Description: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES: DIAGNOSIS, REPAIR, REBUILDING 6E will build readers' technical expertise and critical thinking skills, while providing them with information on current industry trends and concerns. It contains updated, accurate, and comprehensive information on what is needed to diagnose, repair, and rebuild automotive engines. This revised edition includes an enhanced chapter on engine …

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Automotive Engines: Theory and Servicing (6th Edition)

Product Description: For courses in Automotive Engines, Engine Rebuilding, Engine Machining and Engine Repair. This comprehensive textbook covers all aspects of engine repair including engine machining and sub systems such as ignition and fuel injection. The text is written to correlate to the content needed for the ASE Technician Certification test and the NATEF task list, and provides a major emphasis on diagnosis …

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Automotive Welding: A Practical Guide (S-A Design Workbench Series)

Product Description: There are varying levels of automotive skill sets among the automotive enthusiast community. Some people can perform minor maintenance, some can perform major engine overhauls, and some can perform minor paint and detailing work. But to truly round out your skills in mechanical and body or chassis repair and restoration, sooner or later you will run into a project that requires welding. Once you …

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Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems (Workbench Series)

Product Description: Often, wiring and electrical work intimidates automotive do-it-yourselfers the most. It's not mechanical, and therefore, it's unfamiliar territory. Electrons are invisible, and they can do unpredictable things in an untrained enthusiast's eyes. Finally, there is an enthusiast's guide that takes the mysteries and misunderstandings out of automotive electrical design, modification, diagnostics, and …

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Camaro Restoration Guide, 1967-1969 (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: The ultimate book of knowledge to correctly restore your first-generation Camaro to its original factory specs! Hundreds of photographs aid in parts identification and correct assembly of your Camaro's engine, chassis, body sheet metal, interior and exterior colors and trim, electrical system, wheels and tires, decals and more. The technical reference for accurate restoration, assembly, …

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Car Interior Restoration Manual (Haynes Restoration Manuals)

Product Description: Filled with advice on feeding and maintaining leather upholstery, repairing seat frames, renewing trim panels, curing water leaks, re-coloring vinyl trim and much, much more. Uses the popular Haynes practical manual format to illustrate and describe all vehicle interior restoration procedures. Contains helpful contact addresses.

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Chilton's Auto Repair Manual, 1988-92 - Perennial Edition (Chilton's Auto Service Manual)

Product Description: Chilton's Perennial Edition Service Manuals contain repair and maintenance information for all major systems that may not be available elsewhere. They include repair and overhaul procedures, thousands of illustrations, and troubleshooting. This 1992 Auto Manual offers a wide range of repair information on domestic cars from 1988 to 1992.

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Classic Car Restorer's Handbook: Restoration Tips and Techniques for Owners and Restorers of Classic and Collectible Automobile

Product Description: Restoring a pre-war classic or vintage automobile can be an enormously satisfying and rewarding experience, but a restoration can also turn quickly into a costly nightmare. This fully illustrated guide--designed to avoid commonly encountered problems--guarantees a smooth and successful restoration. 250 photos and drawings.

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Collector's Originality Guide Chevrolet Camaro 1970-1981

Product Description: In 1970, after three years of growth in the muscle car sector, Chevrolet introduced its revamped Camaro. And despite dire predictions of the imminent collapse of the pony car market, the Camaro only became more and more popular, finally outselling the Mustang in 1977 and ’78. Redesigned and reworked again and again to meet changing emission regulations, safety standards, and manufacturing …

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Corvette Restoration Guide, 1968-1982 (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: The 1968 through 1982 model years represent the most affordable and frequently driven Corvettes, and a large number of these third generation cars are predictably at an age that demands restoration. All parts and accessories needed to conduct a complete factory-original restoration are outlined in this fully illustrated, hands-on guide for C3 owners and restorers. Schematics, charts, …

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High-Perf Differentials, Axles, and Drivelines

Product Description: All too often, when an enthusiast builds a high-performance engine, swaps a more powerful engine into a car, or mounts sticky tires, the driveline components simply can't handle the added torque and fail. In addition, differential, axles, and driveline parts have a limited life span under the power of a high-performance engine. Also, the proper gear ratios need to be selected and installed for …

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How to Build a Small Block Chevy (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: Learn how to rebuild a small-block Chevy in your own garage with this full-color guide, written in layperson's terms.Chapters show you how to assess and choose an engine for rebuilding; how to tear it down and inspect it; and how to decide what needs to be done, whether you plan a basic restoration or a performance build. If you need specialized machine work, learn how to find a good machine …

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How to Diagnose and Repair Automotive Electrical Systems (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: Tracy Martin, an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Master Technician, explains the principles behind automotive electrical systems and how they work. This book details the various tools, such as multimeters and test lights, that can be used to evaluate and troubleshoot any vehicle’s electrical system. Several hands-on projects take readers on a guided tour of their vehicle’s …

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How to Keep Your Muscle Car Alive (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: Muscle cars were made to be driven, not entombed in a museum or show garage. The trouble is, classic muscle cars--those built between 1964 and 1974--are nearly half a century old and need a bit more maintenance and care than last year’s model.  That’s where this book comes in.  Drawing on decades of experience, Harvey White lays out the steps for keeping a muscle car alive, day after day,  …

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How to Paint Your Car (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: Everything you need to know and everything you need to do to have perfect paint on your specialty car. Whether its a concours-quality restoration or a ground-pounding hot rod, this book will fit your painting interests. The auto body and paint business is changing at an incredibly fast rate, mainly in response to environmental rules and regulations. This book emphasizes what parts of the job a …

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How to Rebuild and Modify High-Performance Manual Transmissions (Workbench Series)

Product Description: This revised edition is new to our WorkBench Series, and expands on our already popular original edition of How to Build and Modify High-Performance Manual Transmissions. How to Rebuild and Modify High-Performance Manual Transmissions breaks down the disassembly, inspection, modification/upgrade, and rebuilding process into detailed yet easy-to-follow steps consistent with SA Design s other …

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How to Rebuild and Modify Your Manual Transmission (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: This resource explains how to rebuild and modify transmissions from both rear- and front-wheel-drive cars. It explains the principles behind the workings of all manual transmissions, and helps readers understand what they need to do and know to rebuild their own transmissions. Includes how to determine what parts to replace; how and why to replace certain seals, spacers, springs, forks, and …

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How to Rebuild the Small-Block Chevrolet: Step-by-Step Videobook (S-A Design Video Workbench)

Product Description: Rebuilding the Small-Block Chevy: Step-by-Step Videobook is a quality, step-by-step Workbench Book and DVD combination that shows you how to build a street or racing small-block Chevy in your own garage. The book includes over 600 photos and easy-to-read text that explains every procedure a professional builder uses to assemble an engine from crankshaft to carburetor. The DVD includes over two …

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How to Rebuild Your Small-Block Chevy

Product Description: Hundreds of photos, charts, and diagrams guide readers through the rebuilding process of their small-block Chevy engine. Each step, from disassembly and inspection through final assembly and tuning, is presented in an easy-to-read, user-friendly format.

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How to Restore and Customize Auto Upholstery and Interiors (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: Where does the proud owner of a cherished car spend the most time? Inside the car, meaning the look and feel of the interior and upholstery are top priorities, especially for builders and buyers of custom cars. This book provides detailed coverage of upholstery and interior options, including the variety of materials, projected costs, tools used, and more. The information is complemented by …

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How to Restore and Modify Your Corvette, 1968-1982 (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: Hands-on restoration tips that emphasize mechanical modifications for improved reliability and performance. This extremely thorough guide walks you through the finer points of modifying and restoring all 1968-82 Corvette models. Invaluable information for every Corvette owner and enthusiast.

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How to Restore Automotive Trim and Hardware (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: When it comes to restoring classic cars, the devil is often in the details--specifically, the small pieces of decorative trim and hardware.  In this book one of the best auto restorers around provides step-by-step instructions for getting those essential details just right.  Whether you're looking to replace it, repair it, polish it or re-chrome it, this book tells you how---and photos guide …

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How to Restore Metal Auto Trim (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: Whether youre restoring your vehicle for show or personal enjoyment, this book provides basic, step-by-step information for restoring and repairing metal trim pieces on your vintage car or truck. Plus information on all the necessary tools and materials essential for metal trim work repair, including what youll need, where to purchase items, and how to use the tools and materials. Covers the …

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How to Restore Your Collector Car (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: First published in 1984, our bestselling restoration book has gone through a multitude of reprints while proving itself a trusty standby for automotive enthusiasts the world over. This reincarnation of that tried-and-true classic retains the same helpful hands-on advice of its predecessor, but is updated to include all color photographs, classic models through the 1970s, and advances in …

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How to Restore Your Collector Car: 2nd Edition (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: For nearly a decade, Tom Brownell’s How to Restore Your Collector Car has been the ultimate how-to guide for anyone looking to turn a neglected classic into a traffic-stopping collector car. From choosing the right vehicle, purchasing (or renting) the right tools to get the job done, to entering the finished product in a show, this is the restoration book for the enthusiast who takes pride in …

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How To Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: Diagnostic systems monitor everything from cylinder misfires to improperly closed gas caps. Starting with why we need scanners to work effectively on modern cars, this book teaches readers how to choose the right tool (from the bewildering array of scanners, ranging from hand-held units to computer software), how to use it, and what each code means. It also includes a complete guide to online …

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How to: Custom Paint & Graphics - Graphics for Your Car, Motorcycle, Truck, Street Rod

Product Description: Benefit from Kosmoskis 30+ years of experience! Jon offers all the information you need to create your own custom flames, scallops and pinstripes, as well as stencil cuttings and enlargements for mural painting. Covers tools and equipment, types of paint, layout and design, protecting the finish and more.

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How-to-Restore Your Chevrolet Pickup (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: A new edition of one of our more popular how-to titles, incorporating an attractive design, significantly updated text, and full-color photography. This is a step-by-step restoration guide for all Chevy light-duty trucks from 1928 onwards.Updates include:- Upgrading to power steering- Pressure oiling for "Stovebolt" six and electronic fuel injection upgrades- New information on disc brakes and …

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Jeep Owner's Bible: A Hands-On Guide to Getting the Most from Your Jeep (Owners Bible)

Product Description: For Jeep fans, Jeep owners, and even those just contemplating the purchase of a Jeep, there is no substitute for this incredibly popular, versatile vehicle-over 3.5 million Jeeps have been sold since 1945. And for everything you need to get the most out of Jeep ownership, there is no substitute for "Jeep Owner's Bible"(tm) by Moses Ludel, recognized as the most comprehensive, authoritative guide …

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Motor Auto Repair Manual 1975

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Mustang 1964 1/2 - 1973 (Muscle Car Color History)

Product Description: This book covers the gamut of collectible Mustangs during the production years of 1964-1/2 through 1973. Shelby, Mach 1, Boss, and other standard models are explored through color and black-and-white photos, featuring authentic archived photos, promotional materials of the time, and brilliant color photography of exquisite restorations.

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Mustang 1964 1/2 - 73 Restoration Guide (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: This ultimate book of knowledge on Ford's famous pony car has been updated to include all models through 1973. A technical reference source for an authentic restoration, judging parts and options originality, and deciphering serial numbers and data plate codes. Packed with 1,000+ photos, this book covers all first-generation Mustangs, from the earliest 1964 1/2 and 1965 models up through 1973.

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Original Mustang 1967-1970 (Original Series)

Product Description: The 1967 model year saw the first of Mustang’s major redesigns—and keeping up with the changes to this car at the forefront of the ponycar revolution can test even the most experienced restorer. This fully illustrated, highly detailed restoration guide illustrates how to make your Mustang as original as it can be. With extensive color photographs, this book provides factory correct …

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Pontiac GTO Restoration Guide, 1964-1972 (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: Authenticity getting your goat? This updated second edition now includes additional GTO models from 1971 and 1972! Determine the proper part numbers with this detailed, accurate, year-by-year guide showing you the right way to do a full-scale restoration. Over 1,000 photos, part numbers, codes and color charts from original factory literature point out what goes where, what parts are good or bad, …

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Project Charger: The Step-by-Step Restoration of a Popular Vintage Car

Product Description: Join the restoration craze with the first automotive book from BowTie Press. This is a comprehensive, nuts and bolts approach to automotive restoration that will demonstrate the best way to bring a car back to its original brilliance. Restoration expert Larry Lyles makes the process come alive with over 200 color images and step-by-step details. While the vehicle being restored is a 1970 Dodge …

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Project Mustang: The Step-by-Step Restoration of a Popular Vintage Car

Product Description: Through clear-as-a-bell details and more than two hundred color images, Auto Restorer magazine regular feature writer Larry Lyles works his special wizardry to make an auto restoration project come alive. Auto aficionados will flock to share the stories of Larry's ground-up restoration of a 1968 Ford Mustang-a process that can be adapted to any vintage Mustang pony car from that nameplate's …

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Rebuilding the Famous Ford Flathead (Insights)

Product Description: A complete, step-by-step, easy-reading guide to restoring the famous Ford V8 Flathead engine... covering all models from 1932 through 1953

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Revive Your Ride: Secrets from a Body And Paint Restoration Pro

Product Description: Revive Your Ride is based on popular columns by the author in Auto Restorer® magazine, the premier publication for die-hard restoration enthusiasts.

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Roy Brizio Street Rods: Modern Hot Rods Defined

Product Description: What began more than fifty years ago with Andy Brizio has become, over two generations, the shop that has defined modern hot rodding:  Roy Brizio Street Rods.  With winners at the prestigious Oakland Roadster Show, and customers like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Neil Young, Roy Brizio Street Rods is a name to be reckoned with. But more than anything, Brizio is known for building street rods …

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Sheet Metal Fabrication: Techniques and Tips for Beginners and Pros (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: In our mechanized day of mass production, the craft of hand-forming sheet metal into compound curves and dashing fins and fenders is fast becoming a lost art. Eddie Paul is a master at sheet metal fabrication (among other accomplishments), and in this book he gives readers the means to mold their own sheet metal creations. Paul’s engagingly written book talks about the necessary tools and how …

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Tail Fins and Two-Tones: The Guide to America's Classic Fiberglass and Aluminum Runabouts

Product Description: A historical presentation of restoration techniques involving the fiberglass and aluminum runabouts that were wildly popular between 1950 and 1970, this detailed guide features runabouts from mild to wild—the latter with automotive-inspired tail fins and colorful paint schemes. With an examination of the restoration process, including details on specific outboard motors, accessories, and …

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The Cars of Overhaulin' with Chip Foose

Product Description: Restoration

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The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair (Motorbooks Workshop)

Product Description: 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 …

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The Haynes Automotive Body Repair & Painting Manual (Haynes Automotive Repair Manual Series)

Product Description: 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 …

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The Joy of Jeep

Product Description: All the thrills of off-roading started with the Jeep, and they keep on coming. A celebration of off-road Jeeps and the people who drive them, this book features the vehicles, personalities, events, and maneuvers that make up the Jeep universe of competitive and recreational off-roading. The fact-filled, photograph-packed book explores the joys of Jeep ownership, history, restoration, …

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Troubleshooting and Repair of Diesel Engines

Product Description: Harness the Latest Tools and Techniques for Troubleshooting and Repairing Virtually Any Diesel Engine Problem The Fourth Edition of Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines presents the latest advances in diesel technology. Comprehensive and practical, this revised classic equips you with all of the state-of-the-art tools and techniques needed to keep diesel engines running in top …

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