Wooden-Bodied Vehicles: Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining

Wooden-Bodied Vehicles – Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining provides practical advice for anybody who is contemplating the purchase, restoration or even the building of a wooden-framed vehicle. It will guide the reader around some of the common problems and pitfalls associated with such vehicles, while at the same time highlighting some of the techniques required to end up with a beautiful wooden vehicle of which they can be justifiably proud. Combining a wide range of advice from highly skilled professional and home restorers, and the author’s own experience, the book gives tips, advice and techniques concerning the ownership and restoration of a diverse range of wooden-bodied vehicles, from small cars to buses. It covers the following: How to buy – choosing the right vehicle; Dismantling a vehicle and cataloguing parts; Stripping off old varnish and sanding; Selecting the right wood; Making templates; Repairs and dealing with bugs; Bleaching and preserving; New builds and re-builds; Colouring and varnishing; Wood graining. An invaluable practical manual for anyone contemplating the purchase, restoration or even building of a wooden-framed vehicle. Gives tips, advice and techniques concerning the ownership and restoration of small cars to buses. Of interest to all woodie owners, enthusiasts and restorers. Superbly illustrated with over 450 full colour photographs showing the fantastic results that can be achieved with the right tools and techniques. Colin Peck is the founder of the Woodie Car Club and a regular contributor to road transport and classic car media.
Wooden-Bodied Vehicles – Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining provides practical advice for anybody who is contemplating the purchase, restoration or even the building of a wooden-framed vehicle. It will guide the reader around some of the common problems and pitfalls associated with such vehicles, while at the same time highlighting some of the techniques required to end up with a beautiful wooden vehicle of which they can be justifiably proud. Combining a wide range of advice from highly skilled professional and home restorers, and the author’s own experience, the book gives tips, advice and techniques concerning the ownership and restoration of a diverse range of wooden-bodied vehicles, from small cars to buses. It covers the following: How to buy – choosing the right vehicle; Dismantling a vehicle and cataloguing parts; Stripping off old varnish and sanding; Selecting the right wood; Making templates; Repairs and dealing with bugs; Bleaching and preserving; New builds and re-builds; Coloring and varnishing; Wood graining.

Title: Wooden-Bodied Vehicles Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining
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ISBN: 1847974910,9781847974914
Publisher: Crowood Press UK
Genre: Transportation / Automotive / Antique & Classic
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Pages: 192
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