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Practical Fabrication and Assembly Techniques: Automotive, Motorcycle, Racing (Motorbooks Workshop) Paperback – August 2, 2010
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About the Author
Wayne Scraba has a diverse background in both writing and motorsports. He has toiled as a magazine editor, a technical editor, and a freelance magazine contributor and has authored five automotive books. His work has appeared in more than 60 high-performance automotive, motorcycle, and aviation magazines worldwide. His background includes operation of his own speed shop, fabrication of race cars, assembly of street rods, hot rod motorcycle builds, and muscle car restoration.
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The author jumps right in and brings up topics that you don't hear people in the car modding community talk about much (a lot of people lust after AN fittings but half of them don't know what the sizes mean). The author gives you pretty much all the information you need to select and purchase the parts you'll need to take your car that extra step.
A lot of the practices are pulled from the aviation industry, but why shouldn't they be? if it's good enough for a plane it's even better for a performance car.
This book is a wonderful reference in my opinion. and it shows that with just a little bit of thinking and some simple parts and tools you can really take your car (or bike) to the next level.
he has example projects in the book that walk you through his process on his car.
I've seen many a misused zip-tie, many a badly routed hose, and components mounted in ways that scare me. This book will show you the right way. and while it may be a little more expensive and take a little more time up front, it gives you the confidence that your car will hold together and run properly no matter what you throw at it.
I'll say it just once more... If you build or modify cars... pick this one up.
If you already have a history in fabrication, carpentry, or any other skill that involves careful planning ahead, measuring, and basic power tools, then this book is most likely a bit basic for you.
I am a carpenter and have been working on classic European cars sins I was 18. Even though this book is well organized and has some good info, it was not as in depth as I was hoping it would be. It covers basic layout, measurement, material and fastener selection, and proper placement and installation.
The sections I found most helpful were the sections that covered different fasteners, their materials, uses, and where to find them.
All together not a bad book, just not for the more experienced among us. I was really hoping it would cover more advanced fabrication techniques.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute little ideas in the book were the only thing I got from it. It's a good book for the beginner but don't waste your time if you've fabricated things before.Published 5 months ago by Dennis76nyc
excellent review of fasteners, -an fittings, and principles for basic fabrication. very applicable concepts for everyday use. Read morePublished on January 31, 2014 by Jeremy Cron
This book is very good, has many pictures that help a lot in education, very practical. I recommend. It's all very well explained step by step.Published on September 20, 2013 by Sergio