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This book helps you learn the skills needed with instruction from a professional upholsterer, saving you thousands of dollars over outsourcing the restoration. Every photo provides a hands-on approach that shows you how to repair and restore a car’s interior to concours, show-quality specifications. After disassembling and gutting your car, it is easy to feel that you're in over your head when it comes to the upholstery.

The easy-to-follow, step-by-step presentation allows for a thorough understanding of all the processes. This is why so many do-it-yourself restorers outsource the work, at considerable expense, to an experienced upholstery shop. Taking the time to acquire the skills for upholstery restoration may feel like a daunting task, but what if an experienced upholsterer presented every skill you needed to restore upholstery yourself?Other restoration books may show you beautifully restored interiors, but they don't show you how to produce them.

If you are interested in saving money, doing a complete restoration yourself, or simply want to know how it's done, this book is a handy addition to your automotive library. Develop the skills to give your vehicle’s worn-out interior new life!Starting with a list of necessary tools, patterning, including seat restoration; door panel removal, assembly, author Fred Mattson guides you through all the required tasks, and installation; headliner removal and installation; carpet cutting; and even convertible top restoration.


Automotive Upholstery Handbook

Build boat and motorcycle seats. Indispensable for anyone interested in upholstery. Restore, recover and build bench and bucket seats. Sew like an expert--on vinyl, leather or any fabric. Complete and detailed step-by-step instructions help you apply the right techniques to your own projects. Install convertible tops, vinyl roofs, sim-con and landau tops.

Make and install headliners and carpeting. This book will show you how to: Make and install great interiors for any car, RV, truck, van, boat or airplane. California Bill s Automotive Handbooks. Create street rod interiors. Upholster armrests and door panels.

Custom Auto Interiors

California Bill s Automotive Handbooks. This book explains materials, special fasteners and tools and precise step-by-step instructions show you how to turn out completely professional custom interiors. More than 800 color photographs capture every detail you'll need to create your own exciting and award-winning custom interiors.

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How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors Motorbooks Workshop

Step by step details sshowing how to do custom work. Motorbooks International. Veteran author dennis parks takes you step-by-step through all the processes, from restoring seats, floor coverings, door panels, and headliners to adding sound dampening and thermal insulation. With tips and advice for selecting the right tools and planning your job, as well as maintaining your restored interior, How to Restore and Customize Automotive Interiors is the only book you’ll need to get the job done.

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Automotive Bodywork & Rust Repair

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California Bill s Automotive Handbooks. In automotive bodywork and rust repair, veteran restorer Matt Joseph shows you the ins and out of tackling both simple and difficult rust and metalwork projects. For our beloved collector cars, hot rods, dings, dents, and rust are not an option, and muscle cars, and neither is the scrap heap.

Quite often, if the car is a daily driver for running errands, repairs are never made, and the car eventually ends up in junkyard heaven. Also included is a comprehensive resource guide. This book teaches you how to select the proper tools for the job, fitting and smoothing, welding options such as gas and electric, forming, cutting metal, common-sense approaches to the task ahead of you, final metal finishing including filling and sanding, the secrets of lead filling, preparing and cleaning sheet metal, section fabrications and repair patches, making panels fit properly, and more.

Whether you decide you want to tackle a full restoration project, or just want to save money by doing minor repairs yourself, Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair is the book to get you through it.

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Workbench Series

Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair. Automotive wiring and Electrical Systems is the perfect book to unshroud the mysteries of automotive electrics and electronic systems. With this book in hand, troubleshoot and repair existing circuits, and build single- and multi-function circuits and harnesses, you will be able to assemble, design, and install aftermarket systems and electronics.

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Media Blasting & Metal Preparation: A Complete Guide

Covered are basic metal considerations, mechanical abrasive, such as type and size of metal; intended purpose of cleaning the metal; approaches to cleaning metal through chemical, and media abrasive systems; mastering the processes for consistent results; small- and large-scale projects; and post-cleaning prep procedures.

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Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair. A key component, often overlooked, in automotive restoration is metal preparation. In short, anyone who takes shortcuts in the metal preparation area of restoration is virtually guaranteed disappointment down the road. Become a media blasting and metal preparation expert with knowledge from the pages of this book and apply it to get the best possible results for your project.

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This user-friendly guide gives you the knowledge to keep your interior looking like new. Used book in Good Condition. There is no need to sew or buy an expensive industrial sewing machine because skilled technicians do the sewing for you. Automotive upholstery is easy if you know the secrets of how to do professional quality work at home.

Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair. Detailed sections include: · painting interior parts · headliner replacement · carpet kits · door panels · dashboard Restoration · Seat Kit Installation · Kick Panels · Trunk Detailing · Steering Wheel Repairs and Swaps · Custom Seat Installation · Using Dyes · Simple Upholstery Repairs · Cleaning and Detailing Tips California Bill s Automotive Handbooks.

Upholstery kits and do-it-yourself products are available for a wide variety of cars and trucks. Sa160 Sa design. Step by step details sshowing how to do custom work. Motorbooks International. Reference Books. By doing the installation work yourself, you save money and have the satisfaction of learning a new skill.

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How to Paint Your Car on a Budget Cartech

From simple scuff-and-squirt jobs to fullon, door-jambs-and-everything paint jobs, Ganahl covers everything you need to know to get a great looking coat of paint on your car and save lots of money in the process. Automotive Bodywork and Rust Repair. This book covers painting equipment, masking, the ins and outs of prep, painting and sanding products and techniques, and real-world advice on how to budget wisely when painting your own car.

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Professional Upholstering: All the Trade Secrets

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This book is a one-of-a-kind, easy-to-follow, educational, how-to guide for the do-it-yourselfer as well as the skilled craftsman.

Automotive Custom Interiors Idea Book

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Inside, it's personal. The interior-perhaps more than any other aspect of a vehicle-lends itself to customization, a desire, to the expression of a character, a conviction. With images of an incredible assortment of custom interiors- from the ultimate in luxury to the totally high-tech, from suede to tuck 'n' roll, from race-inspired minimalism to retro hot rod styling, inlaid wood to engine-turned metal-Automotive Custom Interiors gives you the means to make your dream interior a reality.

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