• Transportation

How To Build a Cheap Hot Rod


Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760323489
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
View: 6441
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.

    • Transportation

The Complete Builder's Guide to Hot Rod Chassis and Suspensions


Author: Jeff Tann
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1934709182
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
View: 3969
In How to Build Hot Rod Chassis, highly regarded hot rodding author Jeff Tann covers everything enthusiasts need to know about designing and building their new chassis and suspension system. It thoroughly explores both factory and aftermarket frames, modified factory solid-axle suspensions, and aftermarket independent front and rear suspension setups. No matter what design a reader may be considering for his own car, How to Build Hot Rod Chassis delivers a wealth of information on the pros and cons of all systems available.

    • Transportation

How to Build a Hot Rod


Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760313046
Category: Transportation
Page: 159
View: 4439
This book is designed for anyone who has ever seen a hot rod and wondered, "How do I build one of those?" Whether you're a newcomer to the hobby or a seasoned, experienced builder, this book covers every aspect of building a hot rod from start to finish. Author Dennis Parks helps the reader select the right vehicle to build and leads them through the process of making it happen. He answers basic questions and sheds light on the entire process of building a hot rod with lots of no-nonsense advice for any degree of builder.

    • Transportation

How to Build a Hot Rod Model A Ford


Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760308790
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
View: 4088
-Includes a detailed work-up of the rare Ardun kit, a conversion designed by engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, who went on to produce the Corvette for General Motors. - Captain George McNicholl is just that, a captain, master of deep-sea vessels out of Vancouver, Canada, for 30 years. - Captain McNicholl has an abiding interest in the hot-rod Ford, and is a member of hot-rod and custom-car clubs, with specialties in the flathead and the Ardun modifications. - McNicholl has built -- "modified" -- all three of the types of flathead shown in How to Build -- carbureted, blown, and the Ardun type.

    • Sports & Recreation

How to Build Hot Rod Chassis


Author: Timothy Remus
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760308363
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
View: 5857
The ultimate in street rod chassis design know-how! Tim Remus offers up new tips and techniques for building your own chassis the right way. Do it yourself with a '50s flair while using the latest techniques to achieve 21st century performance. Remus shows you what goes on in a variety of chassis shops to offer a well-rounded look at your hot rod's most important asset-the foundation.


    • Transportation

Automotive Wiring

A Practical Guide to Wiring Your Hot Rod or Custom Car
Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760339923
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
View: 5677
Automotive wiring is a primary skill required for proper completion and safe operation of any custom build, whether it is a traditional custom, hot rod, or classic daily driver. While restorers typically have the option of buying a new or reproduction wiring harness, custom enthusiasts often have few options except to figure out how to do it themselves. This book guides builders through every step from determining what components they need, to selecting wire type and gauge, methods of connection, and other considerations. The book includes numerous charts showing typical configurations and suggested installations. A troubleshooting section lends a hand in tracking down the inevitable problems that can arise.

    • Transportation

The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair, 2nd Edition


Author: Dennis Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760349452
Category: Transportation
Page: 208
View: 8589
Step-by-step projects cover the latest information on panel adhesives, improved repair strategies, unibody vehicles, media blasting, panel overhaul and replacement, and tools and techniques for water-based paint products.

    • Transportation

Boyd Coddington's Hot Rod Engines, Drivelines & Chassis


Author: Timothy Remus
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760322659
Category: Transportation
Page: 319
View: 2516
This book combines Boyd Coddington's How to Build Hot Rod Chassis and How to Build Hot Rod Engines and Drivelines into one comprehensive resource that brings his secrets and techniques back in print after more than 15 years.

    • Transportation

How to Build Hot Rod Chassis


Author: Tex Smith,LeRoi Smith,Ron Ceridono
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781878772022
Category: Transportation
Page: 190
View: 4026
From one of the true legends in hot rodding comes the most complete and up-to-date guide to building hot rod chassis ever offered. Applicable to any make car or pickup truck, this guide covers frame repair, modification and construction, how to correctly install independent front and rear suspensions, solid front and rear axles, how to select springs, shocks, brakes and steering, how to make your hot rod handle, and more.

    • Transportation

Street Rodder's Chassis & Suspension Handbook


Author: Street Rodder Magazine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781557883469
Category: Transportation
Page: 170
View: 8484
First in a series of custom techniques and tips on all areas of building a street rod. Features designing and how-to procedures on building the chassis and suspension for all types of street rods.

    • Transportation

How to Paint Your Car

Revised & Updated
Author: Dennis W. Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 161058757X
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
View: 3300
How to Paint Your Car reveals the techniques, tricks, and technology behind automotive painting through 400 color photos, clear captions, detailed text, and step-by-step how-to sequences. You’ll learn the latest information about paint chemistry, waterborne paints, spray guns, body fillers, surface prep, site prep, as well as respirators and other safety gear that every automotive painter must know. With step-by-step detail, you’ll learn how to properly prepare your car for paint work, including minor bodywork, surface preparation, rust removal, masking, priming and final coating. How to Paint Your Car also includes information about custom touches and effects as well as how to care for your paint after application, including information on buffing compounds, waxes, and other care products. Everything you need to know to feel comfortable and confident in undertaking your own paint project, whether a touch-up job or a complete respray, is covered in How to Paint Your Car.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Art of the Hot Rod

Collector's Edition
Author: Ken Gross,Peter Harholdt
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760349789
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 248
View: 9343
Art of the Hot Rod is a feast for the eyes--a gallery of gorgeous hot rods, the best you'll see from the world's top hot rod builders! A hot rod is art on wheels, and this book contains a whole gallery of the best you'll ever see. In this exclusive collector's edition of Art of the Hot Rod you'll find a jaw-dropping array of beautiful hot rod photos, plus special gatefolds, updated text, and exclusive frameable photographic prints. Art of the Hot Rod: Collector's Edition celebrates the uniquely American marriage of mechanical know-how and an inspired sense of style and design. Built from the ground up, pieced together from salvaged or hand-built parts, rebuilt with classic looks and modern technology--these automotive works of art are as powerful on the page as they are on the street. The book profiles top builders such as Pete Chapouris, Roy Brizio, Vern Tardel, Troy Trepanier, and fifteen others and features studio portraits of their most outstanding custom creations. Through the stunning portraiture of master photographer Peter Harholdt, Art of the Hot Rod captures these magnificent vehicles as they've never been seen before. In addition to full-color photography and updated text, this special collector's edition features two gatefolds with new photography and four garage art photo prints.

    • Transportation

Boyd Coddington's how to Build Hot Rod Chassis


Author: Timothy Remus
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780879386269
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
View: 3008
The ultimate in hot rod chassis know-how provides tips and techniques for frames, suspension, steering, brakes, wheels, and more. Building theory, blueprints, and examples of Coddington's finished creations.

    • Transportation

Hot Rod Chassis

How to Understand, Install and Update '28-'64
Author: Brent Vandervort
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781929133703
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
View: 4194
From street rodders building traditional '32 Fords with straight axles and buggy springs, to hot rodders and street racers looking to update the stock suspension and brakes on a '55 Chevy or early Mustang, thousands of men and women work every day to build and update the chassis for their particular style of hot rod. This book answers the questions that hot rod builders have as they choose the best style of suspension for their particular vehicle and work to install a straight axle or complete front suspension kit. An established author of both books and columns, VanDervort owns Fat Man Fabrications, one of the world's leading suppliers of suspension components and kits to street rodders, hot rodders, racers, and restoration experts. To help choose the best suspension components and install them correctly, a good chassis book needs theory and how-to information. This book provides both: information that explains the pros and cons of an independent suspension versus a straight axle, as well as detailed step-by-step sequences that show how best to install those new components.

    • Reference

Building Your Own Street Rod Made Easy


Author: Dave Harvey
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430307021
Category: Reference
Page: 80
View: 6455
BLACK AND WHITE VERSION, Large Print. This book is a guide for building a street rod. It includes planning, ordering parts, title & registration, building instructions & procedures, and all aspects of the project from start to finish. Includes all the resources and their contact information. This book, as the title says, "Made Easy," is simple, easy to understand and gives the builder credit for knowing the basic tools, how to use measuring devices, shop safety, etc. Other "how to build" books are long, too complicated, wordy, give more information than needed and don't list all the resources for the build. It's written in large easy to read print. The author has been building street rods and hot rods for 23 years. Also, he is an FAA licensed aircraft mechanic, commercial pilot, and has degree's in Aeronautical Technology, Human Resource Management and Social Psychology.


    • Transportation

Boyd Coddington's How to Build Hot Rod Engines and Drivelines


Author: Timothy Remus,Boyd Coddington
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780879387211
Category: Transportation
Page: 159
View: 3239
Boyd CoddingtonÆs How to Build Hot Rod Engines & Drivelines Tim Remus. Build æem like Boyd does! No one can match the style and performance of ôBoyd Cars." Now he shares his secrets for building and modifying engines, trannies, clutches, and rear axles for the hottest hot rods and street rods. Sftbd., 8 1/4"x 1 3/4", 16 pgs., 24 b&w ill., 8 diagrams.