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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Glassfibre Handbook


Author: R H Warring
Publisher: Chris Lloyd Sales & Marketing
ISBN: 9780852428207
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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This prime reference book on glassfibe materials and techniques includes information on methods and material, and covers models, boats, cars and all types of group work.

High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide


Author: Jeff Zurschmeide
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1932494510
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
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Now more than ever, Subaru fanatics have a wealth of factory and aftermarket performance upgrades at their disposal. In High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide, author Jeff Zurschmeide explains in detail the similarities and differences between the Subaru models, and describes how to modify each for performance on the street and at the track. He uses over 300 color photos to show you how to modify your Impreza, Legacy, WRX, or STI for improved acceleration, handling, braking, and style. The book provides detailed chapters explaining how to modify the intake, exhaust, turbocharger, and computer systems for more horsepower and torque--plus info on upgrading your drivetrain to handle all that power. If taking corners is your thing, you'll find chapters on the suspension, steering, chassis, brakes, and wheels and tires. A special chapter even shows you how to get started in your favorite type of racing, including examples of successful racers and their cars.

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.

Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication


Author: Ed Barr
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1610588290
Category: Transportation
Page: 304
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Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication is the number-one resource for sheet metal workers old and new. Join veteran metalworker Ed Barr as he walks you through the ins and outs of planning a sheet metal project, acquiring the necessary tools and resources, doing the work, and adding the perfect finishing touches for a seamless final product. From his workshop at McPherson College—home of the only genuine sheet metal fabrication education program in the country—Barr not only demonstrates how the latest tools and products work, but also explains why sheet metal reacts the way it does to a wide variety of processes. He includes clear directions for using power and pneumatic hammers and the English wheel, as well as describing specific skills like hand-forming techniques, buck building, louver punching, edge finishing, and more. Readers will learn how to form door seams and to make fenders, hoods, and other body parts; they’ll also learn how to put various finishes on metal through engine turning, metal chasing, and laser processing. This is truly the most detailed enthusiast-focused sheet metal how-to book on the market: whether you’re a metal hobbyist or experienced professional, you’re sure to find something new in Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication.

A Comprehensive Guide to Composites: Processes & Procedures from the Professionals


Author: Kevin Fochtman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781619542044
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 144
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Graphite, carbon fiber, Kevlar, prepregs -- these are advanced composites in wide use by today’s manufacturers. The processes and skills needed to produce composite parts and components are unique; training in this high-skills sector is vital and opens up many opportunities to employees and apprentices in the industry. This book provides an insider’s viewpoint on the tips and techniques used by the pros to fabricate advanced composite parts. The culmination of more than 30 years of industry experience, it imparts valuable insight on safety, shop and equipment needs, engineering, materials, lay-up, fabrication and quality control. The author captures lessons, games, safety, tests and projects in place, explaining them in the most pertinent context possible. Students and instructors will benefit from his coverage of lean manufacturing, STEM, and advanced composites, all in one book. Composite manufacturing skills are marketable and in high demand, especially in the aerospace, automotive, sports, medical, marine, and construction industries. After reading this book, not only will students understand the basic skills required by today’s composite industry, they will also have foundational knowledge to pursue higher education goals in material science, composite engineering, composite research and development.

How to Build Performance Nissan Sport Compacts, 1991-2006 HP1541

Engine and Suspension Modifications for Nissan Sentra, NX, 200SX, and Infiniti G20. Covers engines GA16DE, SR20DE, QG18DE, and QR25DE.
Author: Sarah Forst
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440657979
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
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This is a comprehensive guide to modifying the 1991 – 2006 Nissan Sentra, NX, and 200sx and Infiniti G20 for street and racing performance. It includes sections on models and engines, engine theory, bolt-on performance components, cylinder heads and bottom end modifications, forced induction, engine swaps, brakes, suspension, wheels and tires, cosmetic and aerodynamics, and safety.