Sheet Metal Shaping: Tools, Skills, and Projects

Author:   Ed Barr
Publisher:   Motorbooks International
ISBN:  

9780760365748


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   06 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Sheet Metal Shaping: Tools, Skills, and Projects


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Whether you want to create custom or replacement parts or build an entire automobile body, this metalworking course for gearheads from best-selling automotive restoration author and professor Ed Barr will take you as far as your interests reach. Barr demystifies this seemingly black art with information on tools and basic skills and 14 customizable projects, fully illustrated with step-by-step color photography. First, you'll learn how to assemble your ideal toolkit, as well as how to build a power hammer and an English wheel. In the process, Barr will help you make informed choices based on available space and budget. Once you're all set up, he addresses the concepts of shape and form. The projects are presented in a way that you can easily apply them to their own vehicles, whatever they may be. Barr also takes the time to show how the projects can be accomplished with different available tools. As you go, you'll gain the skills and confidence for tackling the increasingly complex cases presented. Work your way up to building a fender utilizing the wheeling machine you built earlier; then move on to building a Model T speedster body and an Indy car, and later a challenging a Plymouth fender. The book even includes common goofs and how to avoid and, if necessary, correct them. Written in an engaging and approachable style, Sheet Metal Shaping serves equally well as a useful supplement to Barr's previous Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication or as a must-have standalone volume for any fabricator's library.

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Author:   Ed Barr
Publisher:   Motorbooks International
Imprint:   Motorbooks International
ISBN:  

9780760365748


ISBN 10:   0760365741
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   06 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4 Chapter 1 The Peasant's Toolkit 6 Chapter 2 Building Your Own English Wheel 14 Chapter 3 Building a Power Hammer from a Kit 26 Chapter 4 Introduction to Shape and Form 40 Chapter 5 The Low Crown Panel 46 Chapter 6 The High Crown Panel 54 Chapter 7 The Reverse Curve Panel 62 Chapter 8 Scratch-Built Fender 70 Chapter 9 Patch Panelpalooza 74 Chapter 10 Shiny Trim Repair 96 Chapter 11 The Nayslayer Model T Speedster 104 Chapter 12 Re-creating an Indy Race Car 122 Chapter 13 Building an Aluminum Motorcycle Fairing 140 Chapter 14 Building a Pair of Early Cadillac Fenders 148 Chapter 15 Building a '34 Plymouth Fender 166 Chapter 16 Pourable Foam Buck 192 Chapter 17 Louvered Hoods 202 Chapter 18 MGB Zagato 220 Resources 236 Index 237 About the Author 240

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Ed Barr, best-selling author of Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication, teaches welding and sheet metal restoration in the Technology Department at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. Barr has been restoring cars and creating metal sculpture since he was a teenager. Barr graduated from the University of the South in 1991 and pursued a career in art museum administration after receiving an MA degree from the University of Kansas. Barr then served as director of the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Barr earned a BS degree in automotive restoration technology from McPherson College and subsequently worked at Vintage Restorations Ltd. in Union Bridge, Maryland, where he restored British cars. He resides in McPherson, Kansas. www.mcpherson.edu/academics/autorestoration

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