"Landing on our desk this month is another great book that'll really improve your garage skills, help you build a better project, and save you some money in the long run." -Modified Mustangs and Fords, October 2009 (Modified Mustangs and Fords
"While the projects relate to real-world experience, their sum allows for an actual complete 'course' in all the different auto welding options, making this a top recommendation for all kinds of libraries." -Midwest Book Review: California Book Watch, reviewed by James A. Cox, November 2009 (The Midwest Book Review
"It's a good book for those who are just beginning to weld and fabricate." -Grassroots Motorsports, October 2010 (Grassroots Motorsports
From the Back Cover
Automotive metalwork is a challenge faced by every racer, hot rodder, and customizer. Good metalwork requires skill and specialized tools, and the high cost of professional welding leads many amateurs to try their hand at it. Amateurs can achieve good results using inexpensive or rented tools, provided they have a good step-by-step reference work to assist them. This book lays out many common automotive metalwork projects, from repairing a cracked or broken cast-iron manifold to fabricating a basic roll bar or a sheetmetal bulkhead. Once you have mastered welding, there is very little that you can’t do. Automotive Welding: A Practical Guide is just the book to get you there. While there are certainly other books on welding available, they vary quite a bit on focus and detail. This is a practical book packed with useful information on the types of projects that a self-trained welder can complete, and that a typical automotive enthusiast would want to undertake. Topics covered are the kinds of welding and metalworking that are available or commonly used, the tools required to perform welding tasks, the different types of welders available, basic welding techniques, grinding and cutting, various forms of sheetmetal work, frame repair and reinforcement, filling body holes and rust repair, tube steel projects, and more.