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Sheet Metal Shaping: Tools, Skills, and Projects

Ed Barr



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Motorbooks International
06 May 2019
Metals technology & metallurgy; Transport technology & trades; Automotive (motor mechanic) skills
Whether you want to create custom or replacement parts or build an entire automobile body, this metalworking course for gearheads from best-selling automotive restoration author and professor Ed Barr will take you as far as your interests reach. Barr demystifies this seemingly black art with information on tools and basic skills and 14 customizable projects, fully illustrated with step-by-step color photography.

First, you'll learn how to assemble your ideal toolkit, as well as how to build a power hammer and an English wheel. In the process, Barr will help you make informed choices based on available space and budget. Once you're all set up, he addresses the concepts of shape and form.

The projects are presented in a way that you can easily apply them to their own vehicles, whatever they may be. Barr also takes the time to show how the projects can be accomplished with different available tools. As you go, you'll gain the skills and confidence for tackling the increasingly complex cases presented. Work your way up to building a fender utilizing the wheeling machine you built earlier; then move on to building a Model T speedster body and an Indy car, and later a challenging a Plymouth fender. The book even includes common goofs and how to avoid and, if necessary, correct them.

Written in an engaging and approachable style, Sheet Metal Shaping serves equally well as a useful supplement to Barr's previous Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication or as a must-have standalone volume for any fabricator's library.
By:   Ed Barr
Imprint:   Motorbooks International
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 210mm, 
ISBN:   9780760365748
ISBN 10:   0760365741
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   06 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Chapter 1: The Essential Toolkit Chapter 2: Building Your Own English Wheel Chapter 3: Building a Power Hammer Chapter 4: Introduction to Shape and Form Chapter 5: The Low Crown Panel Chapter 6: The High Crown Panel Chapter 7: The Reverse Curve Panel Chapter 8: Scratch-built Fender Chapter 9: Patch Panelpalooza Chapter 10: Shiny Trim Repair Chapter 11: The Nayslayer Model T Speedster Chapter 12: Recreating an Indy Race Car Chapter 13: Building an Aluminum Motorcycle Fairing Chapter 14: Building a Pair of Early Cadillac Fenders Chapter 15: Building a '34 Plymouth Fender Chapter 16: Pourable Foam Buck Chapter 17: Two Louvered Hoods Chapter 18: MGB Zagato Resources Index

Ed Barr, best-selling author of Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication, teaches welding and sheet metal restoration in the Technology Department at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. Barr has been restoring cars and creating metal sculpture since he was a teenager. Barr graduated from the University of the South in 1991 and pursued a career in art museum administration after receiving an MA degree from the University of Kansas. Barr then served as director of the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Barr earned a BS degree in automotive restoration technology from McPherson College and subsequently worked at Vintage Restorations Ltd. in Union Bridge, Maryland, where he restored British cars. He resides in McPherson, Kansas.

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