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Automotive Sheet Metal Forming & Fabrication (SA Design) Paperback – March 15, 2011

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Automotive Sheet Metal Forming & Fabrication is another CarTech book that would make a great auto shop teaching text. - --Mopar Scene, Sept. 2011

An essential book for the beginner and expert alike. - --TotalKitCar, reviewed by Steve Hole, Sept/Oct 2011

An essential book for the beginner and expert alike. ---TotalKitCar, reviewed by Steve Hole, Sept/Oct 2011

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Creating door skins, fenders, hoods, and a variety of other components from sheet metal is a crucial skill for building hot rods, restoring many classic cars, and fabricating parts for competition cars. While many specialized and expensive tools may be used to form sheet metal into functional and finished parts, simple and affordable tools, such as metal working hammers, dollies, anvils, and shot bags, can be used to create parts with complex curves and crowns for many projects. Automotive Sheet Metal Forming & Fabrication provides instruction and information for you to become a skilled metal craftsman. This book shows the enthusiast how to design and fabricate with inexpensive and simple tools, as well as how to fabricate parts using more specialized tools, such as an English wheel. Author Matt Joseph explains how to use a wide range of specialized metal working tools and equipment, including wire welders, metal shears and brakes, planishing hammers, and shrinker/stretchers. He shows how to work steel and aluminum, and how to select the right metals for fabricating various kinds of parts. This book also discusses how to determine elastic limits as well as how to shrink and expand metal, heating and annealing, and many other metal working techniques. This book contains useful instruction and information for metal workers, from novice to intermediate and even advanced, on how to apply force and use good judgment, thorough planning, close observation, creativity, and restraint to create almost any metal part. With this book, simple to complex fabrication and metal forming tasks are within the reach of adept enthusiasts.
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Product Details

  • Series: S-A Design
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: S-A Design (March 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934709360
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934709368
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #831,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was not happy with this book. It tells you what can be done with sheet metal forming, but doesn't give you any idea on really how to do it. Gives you pictures on a work in progress, but not any steps on how they got there. I thought this book was not worth the money.
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Excellent and complete as all of the books by Matt Joseph are. It really strikes a balance by not being too advanced for the beginner nor too slow for the more advanced hobbyist. The illustrations are superb and the writing is fun and never takes itself too seriously. Above all, the author really does a great job giving enough information so that the entire process can be understood. I cannot recommend this or any of Joseph's other books highly enough! Now if we could just get him to write a series on Motorcycle restoration........
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this book was very good at explaining what to do in the last couple of pages to two items and the rest of the book only told you what tools to buy and precious little of how to use them very little on tricks of the trade as you would intimate from the cover, probably still worth a read to a complete novice
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