Wooden-Bodied Vehicles

Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining

Wooden-Bodied Vehicles Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining
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ISBN: 9781847974914
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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.

The author

Colin Peck has been collecting, restoring and writing about classic cars for almost 30 years. He has also been involved in the road transport industry since the 1970s and his knowledge of the subject extends from writing for magazines and books and working as a public relations consultant in the industry.  His car books include The Last Real Austins and British Woodies, in the Those Were the Days series, and his truck books include DAF Trucks since 1949 in the Truckmakers series, as well as Off-Highway and Construction Trucks and Trucks of the World Highways.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781847974914
Illustrations: 450 color photos
Size: 8.25 in x 11.7 in x 0.75 in / 209.55 mm x 297.18 mm x 19.05 mm
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