Subtitle Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining
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.