How to Fabricate Automotive Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Parts


Author: Daniel Burrill,Jeffery Zurschmeide
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1934709980
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
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Whether repairing existing components, fabricating new ones, building a race car, or restoring a classic, this is the one book to guide the reader through each critical stage.

How to Fabricate Automotive Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Parts


Author: Dan Burrill,Jeffrey Zurschmeide
Publisher: Cartech
ISBN: 9781613253663
Category: Transportation
Page: 150
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Whether repairing existing components, fabricating new ones, building a race car, or restoring a classic, this is the one book to guide the reader through each critical stage.

Composite Materials - Fabrication


Author: John Wanberg
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781935828662
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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Composite Fabrication Handbook #3 continues this practical, hands-on series on composites with helpful how-to projects that cover a variety of topics geared toward assisting home-builders in completing their composite projects. Handbook #3 starts off where Handbook #2 ended, expanding on mold-making techniques including special methods for creating molds and composite copies of existing parts, fabricating molds from clay models, and making advanced mold systems using computer modeling software. Several alternative methods of fabricating one-off parts are presented in this book, including molding over frameworks and human forms, as well as using stock composites to build simple structures. Hands-on projects include an automotive body panel, (formed by using an existing panel to make the mold), a camper shell, and a hollow-body guitar. Composite repairs are also covered in this book, along with a primer on computer-aided analysis of composites structures and an inside look at how professional fabricators build high tech composite parts for aerospace, racing and the sports industries. Composite Materials handbook #3 demonstrates advanced mold making techniques, including the use of routers and CNC machines in the making of molds. The use of silicone-compression molds, to form complex shapes, is also included. This is the book for anyone who’s ready to advance beyond the methods and projects presented in Handbooks #1 and #2. Like those two books, this one documents a variety of projects that can be duplicated in your shop or garage. Take your composite fabrication skills to the next level with Composite Materials Handbook #3.

Fiberglass Repair and Construction Handbook


Author: Jack Wiley
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780830627790
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 260
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Describes the characteristics of fiberglass, introduces the necessary tools and materials, and demonstrates repair and building techniques

Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way

How to Build Tough, Super-Safe Boats in Kevlar, Carbon, or Fiberglass
Author: Sam Rizzetta
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071597360
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 256
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The first quick-and-easy composite construction method for canoes and kayaks This book is certain to appeal to any paddler with a DIY bent. Master craftsman Sam Rizzetta presents three attractive innovations: a new building method that makes Kevlar and carbon-fiber boats cheap and feasible for home builders; an ergonomically designed canoe that makes paddling easier and more comfortable; and a foam-flotation installation method that makes canoes and kayaks safe and unsinkable.

Competition Car Composites

A Practical Handbook
Author: Simon McBeath
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781844257010
Category: Transportation
Page: 208
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Today, most competition cars have at least some components made from composite materials. Fully updated to include the latest developments in material and techniques, this book explains how to exploit composites technology in the home workshop. It covers all the main materials and methods, from ‘wet lay-up’ glass fiber to pre-preg carbon fiber, together with core materials and resin systems. The extensively illustrated, down-to-earth text will appeal to anyone who builds, repairs or develops competition cars or components, as well as to motorsport enthusiasts who seek a better understanding of composite materials.

Composite Materials

Step-by-Step Projects
Author: John Wanberg,William Longyard
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781929133369
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 144
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Detailed photos lead the reader through a detailed how-to sequence. From making the mold, to cutting the fabric, and finishing the part. Projects include everything from fabricating speaker enclosures to hood scoops and cell-phone cases.

Fiberglass Repair

Polyester Or Epoxy
Author: David Aiken,Zora Aiken
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 9780870336089
Category: Transportation
Page: 102
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Fiberglass Repair, Second Edition is filled with easily accessed information, all aimed at giving a determined boat owner the necessary skills and the confidence to tackle typical fiberglass repairs, using either polyester or epoxy resin. In every boating area, hundreds of fiberglass boatstwenty, thirty, even forty years oldare still afloat, still providing all the fun of boating because their owners were willing and able to do the repair and restoration. David and Zora Aiken are long-term liveaboards who have spent a lot of time in boatyards, practicing the fiberglassing techniques outlined in this book. They have written six books with boating and outdoor themes.

Carbon Fiber


Author: Paul Spencer
Publisher: By Grace for Glory Publishing
ISBN: 9780998730202
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 78
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An everyman's introduction to carbon fiber, its origins, science, and applications.

Car Painting


Author: Matthew Jones,Ian Taylor
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847979483
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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An essential guide to all aspects of car painting, for keen amateurs and professionals alike. With step-by-step instructions and illustrations throughout, Car Painting covers the entire process - from panel preparation to spraying and painting techniques - offering guidance and tips on painting your car to a professional standard. With a focus on safety throughout, the book also covers: selecting and understanding paint, including important legislation; materials and equipment, and building your own paint booth; preparing your car, including parts removal, sanding, chemical stripping and rust proofing; masking and priming; painting techniques - spraying, clear coats and drying; stripes and custom touches; polishing, reassembly and preservation and finally, troubleshooting. Superbly illustrated with 200 colour photographs.

Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbook #3


Author: John Wanberg
Publisher: Wolfgang Publications
ISBN: 9781941064214
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 146
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Detailed photos lead the reader through a detailed how-to sequence. From making the mold, to cutting the fabric, and finishing the part. Projects include everything from fabricating speaker enclosures to hood scoops and cell-phone cases.

Automotive Upholstery Handbook


Author: Don Taylor
Publisher: California Bill's Automotive Handbooks
ISBN: 9781931128001
Category: Transportation
Page: 232
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In this revised edition, learn to make and install complete interiors in your car, truck or van. The author teaches you how to sew like an expert, and avoid costly mistakes. Learn to recover and build bench bucket seats, make headliners and carpets, plus how to build boat seats from scratch. Materials are described with specific recommendations for vinyl, cloth, velvet, leather, Nimbus, panel board, etc. Indispensable for anyone interested in upholstery.

The Vo-Tech Track to Success in Manufacturing, Mechanics, and Automotive Care


Author: Joe Craig
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477777342
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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Many students are coming to realize that traditional four-year colleges do not necessarily lead to gainful employment after graduation and, therefore, do not always make good financial sense. Vocational and technical education, on the other hand, provides practical skills training, real-world experience, professional certification and contacts, and a direct pathway to jobs and careers. Readers are introduced to the exciting and enriching learning opportunities afforded by vo-tech and CTE programs at the high school and postsecondary levels in manufacturing, mechanics, and automotive care. Areas of specialization, certifications, job descriptions, career pathways, resume and interviewing skills, and career-building techniques and strategies are all emphasized.

Building Your Kevlar Canoe

A Foolproof Method and Three Foolproof Designs
Author: James Moran
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070430365
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 184
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Kevlar is a strong (40% stronger than fiberglass) material, perfect for building light-weight (35 pounds for a 17-foot canoe), fast, maintenance-free canoes. The only problem with Kevlar canoes is their cost--$2,000 or more. With this book, the most inexperienced home builder can turn out a handsome canoe for an investment of about $600 and a few weekends. The principal tools needed are a sharp pair of scissors and a $5 hand plane--and the method is astonishingly easy and forgiving. Featured are designs for a stable family canoe, a solo canoe, and a wilderness tripper, any of which can be built right from this book.

Jeep, Dana and Chrysler Differentials

How to Rebuild the 8-1/4, 8-3/4, Dana 44 and 60 and AMC 20
Author: Larry Shepard
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613250495
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
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Over the last 40 years, millions of Chrysler, AMC, and Jeep vehicles have used these differentials, propelling these high-performance vehicles to victory on the street, in drag racing, and other applications. Chrysler used the Dana 60 and BorgWarner Sure-Grip high-performance differentials in the Challenger, Charger, Barracuda, Super Bee and many other renowned Chrysler muscle cars. These differentials have been tied to historic powerhouse engines, such as the Chrysler Magnum and Hemi V8s in stock car, drag racing, and other forms of racing, making history in the process. Jeep CJs and Cherokees have used the Dana 44 and AMC 20 and put these differentials under tremendous loads, which often requires frequent rebuilds. After years of use, these differentials require rebuilding, and of course aftermarket suppliers offer ring and pinion and other parts to upgrade these axles. In this Workbench series title, the focus is on the disassembly, inspection and step-by-step rebuild of the most popular high-performance differentials. Axles and differentials are not incredibly complex components, but there are some specific steps to follow for rebuilding, upgrading, and setting them up properly, and this book demystifies the process and explains it in detail. A book dedicated to the Dana, Sure-Grip, and AMC Jeep axles has never been published before, and Mopar, Jeep and AMC enthusiasts are hungry for this information. The Dana and AMC axles should remain in wide use into the foreseeable future, and therefore there will be a consistent demand for this information. This book will also feature extensive gear and application charts, so the reader is sure to select the correct gear ratio for a particular vehicle and application. Special coverage is therefore dedicated to ring and pinion gears. In addition selecting the best aftermarket and production axle shafts is covered as well as modifying and upgrading the differential housings.

How to Build Ford Restomod Street Machines

Classic Looks with Modern Performance!
Author: Tony E. Huntimer
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1932494030
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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How to Build Ford Restomod Street Machines shows you how to modify your vintage Ford to accelerate, stop, corner, and ride as good as - if not better than - Detroit's best new high-performance cars. Don't subject your classic Ford to a life of garage time, trailer rides, outdated factory-original performance, and the occasional Sunday cruise - build it to run hard. Author Tony Huntimer uses over 300 photos to show you how to upgrade your engine, drivetrain, chassis, suspension, body, and interior to make your ride a stand-out performer using factory and aftermarket parts. He even covers many Ford-specific upgrades, including the Granada brake swap and the popular Shelby Mod.

Building Strip-Planked Boats


Author: Nick Schade
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071643375
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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The first comprehensive book on stripbuilding almost any type of small boat Strip-planking is a popular method of amateur boat construction, but until now there has never been a book that showed how to use it for more than one type of boat. Author Nick Schade presents complete plans for three boats of different types (canoe, kayak, and a dinghy) and shows you step-by-step how to build them. Written for all amateur builders, the book covers materials, tools, and safety issues.

Competition Car Aerodynamics

A Practical Handbook, 2nd Edition
Author: Simon McBeath
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857330079
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
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Aerodynamics is a science in itself, and is one of the most important factors in modern competition car design. This fully updated second edition covers all aspects of aerodynamics, including both downforce and drag. This complex subject is explained in down-to-earth terms, with the aid of numerous illustrations, including color CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) diagrams to demonstrate how aerodynamic devices work, as well as wind-tunnel studies.

Building a Fiberglass Boat


Author: Arthur Edmunds
Publisher: Bristol Fashion Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781892216168
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 206
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Arthur Edmunds is one of the country's top naval architects and his knowledge of the boat building industry has never been more apparent than in this book. Art has written this book so the reader, unfamiliar with the construction process, will understand every aspect of the process. But this is not a beginner's-only boat building book. Advanced craftsmen and top professionals have equally as much to learn from Art's years of experience. Art takes the reader from the first step of Building a Fiberglass Boat to the last step, in a manner that will certainly inspire all who ever pondered the notion. He expertly explains why a competent craftsman would want to undertake the seemingly overwhelming task of building his own boat. Art has described the two most popular sizes and styles of boats as examples for the project; a twenty-five-foot open boat and a thirty-three-foot cruising boat. Sail is also explained. By referring to these example boats, the reader can envision a boat of any size, limited only by the imagination. Everyone can learn from this book. If you have a boat just waiting to be built, you will now have the knowledge. If you never plan to build a boat, you will understand the entire process, making the Buying Experience far less confusing. There are no Trade Secrets, only knowledge not yet learned. Illustrated.