Wooden-Bodied Vehicles

Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining

Wooden-Bodied Vehicles Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining
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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
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 started his career in road transport in the mid-1960s and held a number of management positions in such companies as Thorn Electrical and Pickfords Heavy Haulage. His experience at such companies led him to a successful career in road transport journalism, writing for trucking magazines from Australia to America, Canada to South Africa. During the 1980s he was European Editor of the leading US-based trucking magazines, Heavy Duty Trucking and Transportation Engineer. He subsequently entered the public relations industry, and has handled the UK PR strategies for such organizations as BRS and Ryder.

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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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