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Car Builder's Manual By Lionel Baxter

Car Builder's Manual

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Many people build their own car, either from scratch or by assembling a kit. This not only gives the builder the satisfaction of creating their own vehicle but one that is unique in a world full of mass-production. This manual explains how to plan and carry out the various tasks required.

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Car Builder's Manual: Designing and Constructing Your Own Car from Scratch by Lionel Baxter

Many people today feel inspired to build their own car, either completely from scratch or by assembling a kit. Although such a prospect may at first appear quite daunting, this book explains in detail, using easy-to-understand text and illustrations, how to plan a project and carry out the various tasks required, safely and efficiently to a good standard and within a reasonable time scale. It is a companion volume to Ron Champion's highly successful Build Your Own Sports Car for as little as GBP250.

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About Lionel Baxter

Lionel Baxter has been restoring and building cars for 50 years and worked as a vehicle examiner. Now retired, he has assisted Ron Champion in supervising students building their own sports cars. He lives in Peterborough, Northants.

Table of Contents

Purchasing a used specialist car - how to avoid buying lots of work, and the preparation needed before starting to build the new vehicle. Chassis - restoring a donor chassis, and designing a one-off special chassis. Bodywork - how to work with glassfibre and aluminium, making new panels and repairing old ones. Engine, gearbox and differential - how to install, choosing suitable fuel and exhaust systems, matching engines with gearboxes. Suspension, wheels and tyres - using units from production cars, choosing and fitting springs and sampers, restoring leaf spring assemblies. The interior - installing electrics, designing and making trim panels, upholstering seats, designing the sash and fitting instruments. Appendices list useful names and addresses plus a synopsis of the requirements for the Single Vehicle Approved (SVA) test.

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Car Builder's Manual: Designing and Constructing Your Own Car from Scratch by Lionel Baxter
Lionel Baxter
Used - Like New
J H Haynes & Co Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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