How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors

Author: Dennis W. Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760342473

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 2641

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

Auto Upholstery and Interiors

A Do-It-Yourself, Basic Guide to Repairing, Replacing Or Customizing Automotive Interiors

Author: Bruce Caldwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557882653

Category: Transportation

Page: 136

View: 496

Restoring the interior of your favorite be as hard as you think. Kits and aftermarket products now make it easier to perform many basic auto upholstery tasks. And many projects without sewing machines or measy dyes. mation on steering wheels, trunk, dyes user-friendly guide on how to: - replace headliners - lay custom carpet - repair dashboards, doors panels, package trays, and kick panels - reupholster seat frames using pre-sewn kits - make your own custom seats - select the best cleaning products and detailing methods

Muscle Car Interior Restoration Guide

Author: Daniel Strohl

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494987

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 2345

This book 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, steering wheel, steering column and pedal restoration, firewall pad. And you afford insight and expert guidance for restoring carpet, headliners, doors, door panels, glass restoration or replacement, convertible top restoration, and upholstery replacement vinyl and leather seat repair. While many books have provided a chapter or section on muscle car interior restoration, no other book has been entirely dedicated to the process of restoring the interior.

Automotive Upholstery & Interior Restoration

Author: Fred Mattson

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253311

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 3650

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.

Practical Auto & Truck Restoration HP1547

How to Plan and Organize Your Project to Save Time and Money

Author: John Gunnell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101185902

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 6278

Today's restorer has a wealth of resources available that didn't exist just a few years ago. It is no longer necessary or feasible to perform every step of a ground-up restoration yourself (unless you truly want to). Knowing how to properly plan, organize and execute a restoration can save both time and money, and help ensure that you'll end up with exactly the car or truck you envisioned.

How To Plate, Polish, and Chrome

Author: Dennis Parks

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9780760326725

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 4971

Beautifully finished metal parts can transform a nice machine into a million-dollar baby. Aluminum and steel can be polished, chromed, anodized, plated, and painted, and this book shows enthusiasts how to do it.

Ford Engine Buildups HP1531

Covers 302/351 CID Small-Blocks, 1968-1995 4.6L and 5.4L Modular Engines, 1996-2008; Heads, Cams, Stroker Kits, Dyno-Tested Power Combos, F.I. Systems, Bolt-Ons

Author: Evan J. Smith,Muscle Mustangs Fast Fords Mag

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101051280

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 5671

A guide of more than 35 complete engine buildups offering a wide variety of performance levels for several generations of Ford V8 engine families.

Start Your Own Automobile Detailing Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 8482

Fueled by people’s passion for cars, the automobile detailing industry has been on the fast track for more than a decade. With only a moderate investment, a flexible work schedule and the possibility for huge profit, now is a great time to jump in the driver’s seat and set out on the road to success. Packed with essential tools and tips, industry experts introduce you to the most popular detailing operations, then take you step by step from gathering your pit crew to learning the latest tools of the trade. In addition to getting a behind-the-wheel look at day-to-day operations, get immediate access to a wealth of information, including: • Easy-to-understand descriptions of the three types of detailing operations: mobile, express and site-based • A comprehensive resource listing of organizations, suppliers, government agencies and industry professionals • Practical work sheets to help calculate costs, keep track of expenditures and stay organized • Detailed instructions on marketing and generating new business including building your own website • A detailed look at the newest tools of the trade, latest software and office equipment

Hemmings' vintage auto almanac

Author: David Brownell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780917808081

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 294

View: 4717

More than 3,000 parts suppliers, salvage yards, restoration shops, dealers, and appraisers. Includes listings arranged by make and model; state-by-state listings; and an updated rundown of web sites and e-mail addresses.

Cars and Parts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

View: 436

Middletown Pacemakers

The Story of an Ohio Hot Rod Club

Author: Ron Roberson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439630070

Category: Photography

Page: 168

View: 1433

Hot Rodding began in Southern California in the 1930s and had spread throughout the United States by the mid 1950s, spawning the sport of drag racing and the advent of the Detroit "muscle cars" of the '60s and '70s. Hot Rod Magazine and the National Hot Rod Association promoted the formation of responsible car clubs to combat the delinquent reputation of hot rodders, earned through illegal street races and Hollywood's portrayal in "B" movies. And thus were born the Middletown Pacemakers in 1951. The Pacemakers brought southern Ohio its first reliability runs (1952), custom auto shows (1954), and drag racing competitions-setting national records (1958, '63, '64) and winning national championships (1963, '64, '65). When the hot rodders were not busy upgrading their drive train for more horsepower or "chopping" and "channeling" for improved performance, they could often be seen on the streets of Middletown feeding expired parking meters or rescuing motorists whose cars had broken down or run out of gas. By 1966, as was the fate of so many hot rod clubs, the mass production of Detroit muscle cars ushered the Pacemakers to fold.

How To Build a Cheap Hot Rod

Author: Dennis W. Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760323489

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 7327

The ever-escalating cost of building or buying a hot rod is leaving more and more would-be hot rodders behind. This book will get those hopefuls off the sidelines by showing how a hot rod can be built for less than the cost of, say, a new Hyundai. Author Dennis Parks documents his own project--building a quintessentially cool Model T roadster from a "Track-T" kit--showing in step-by-step detail how to turn a pile of parts into a rockin hot rod. He provides a detailed, easy-to-follow guide for building a car of your own. The advice and instructions cover every aspect of an affordable hot rod build, from establishing the target vehicle and budget, to finding parts, building the car, and fine tuning the finished vehicle on the road. With Parks' money-saving tips and photo-supported how-to sequences, virtually anyone with minimal mechanical skills and the will to use them can be sure of building their hot rod right, and for the right price. The book also includes a full resource guide and recommendations for further reading.

Camaro Owner's Handbook

Maintenance, Restoration and Repair How-Tos for 1967-1981 Camaros

Author: Ron Sessions

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557883018

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 7243

For over thirty years, the Camaro has been one of the most popular sports coupes. This essential guide for owners of the first- and second-generations of these ponycars--those built from 1967 through 1981--includes step-by-step photo how-tos that make it easy to complete over thirty repair, maintenance, restoration and upgrade projects in a single weekend or less.