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Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide

Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide

BACK IN STOCK Veteran builder and writer Dennis Parks walks you through the whole process of building a hot rod, whether you're modifying a '32 Ford or building a chassis from scratch, finding and using existing body panels or choosing new old stock panels from the aftermarket

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You're building a hot rod. The first step is the chassis. If it's not right, the car won't handle well. If it's really not right, the car might destroy itself. Next is the body. This is what everyone sees first, and it's what makes a hot rod a hot rod. 

Veteran builder and writer Dennis Parks walks you through the whole process, whether you're modifying a '32 Ford or building a chassis from scratch, finding and using existing body panels or choosing new old stock panels from the aftermarket. This book offers foolproof advice for building the hot rod of your dreams.

Chapters include:

Tools

- Pneumatic Tools

- Bench Tools

- Hand Tools

- Portable Standalone tools

Chassis Work

- Repairing an Existing Chassis

- Installing an Aftermarket Transmission Crossmember

- Building a New Chassis

- Safety Wiring Brake Rotors

Hot Rod Body Repair

- Rust/Paint Removal

- Patch Panels and Panel Replacement

- Replacing Door Bottoms

- Installing a Patch Panel

- Filling Holes and Dings

- Filling Holes

- Filling Bigger Holes

Reproduction Bodies

- Proper Storage of Fiberglass Bodies

- Mounting the Body on the Chassis

- Installing Fenders

- Baking Fiberglass Bodies

- Bracing

- Protecting Steel Bodies

Working with Metal

- Making Patterns

- Cutting

- Straightening

- Bending

- Building a Fuel Tank

- Making a Three-Piece Hood

- Punching Louvers

- Bead Rolling and Making Flanges

- Hammer Forming

- Building a Flat Dash with a Round Edge

- Fastening

- Smoothing a Bumper (Hiding the Bolts)

Painting: Surface Preparation and Undercoats

- Surface Preparation

- Undercoats

- Block Sanding and Applying Sealer

Painting: Color and Other Top Coats

- Base Coat to Pinstripe

176 pages, full color

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Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide

Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide

BACK IN STOCK Veteran builder and writer Dennis Parks walks you through the whole process of building a hot rod, whether you're modifying a '32 Ford or building a chassis from scratch, finding and using existing body panels or choosing new old stock panels from the aftermarket

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