How to Fabricate Automotive Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber Parts by S-A Design®. The photos in this edition are black and white. Fiberglass and composite parts are commonly used in many collector cars, hot rods, Corvettes, and even late-model vehicles. Body panels, interior components, and engine parts are fabricated from fiberglass and composite materials (plastic molded or carbon fiber). While other fiberglass and composite material books have been published, few are focused on fabricating and repairing automotive parts, and this book concentrates on completing common and advanced projects at home in the garage. This service manual by Access Tools provides the most comprehensive repair information in paper format available on the market. This manual is produced using the highest quality printer available.
|Pages: 160 Pieces|
|Size: 8.5" x 11"|
|Illustrations: 409 b/w|
- Crafted with the finest workmanship
- Offered at a reasonable price
- Designed to help you take care of your vehicle
The reader is shown how to use glass strand mat, woven fiberglass cloth, carbon fiber cloth, and hybrid fabrics for particular applications. The strength of these mats and ideal uses are covered in detail. Also shown is how to correctly mix the typical resins (polyester, epoxy), hardeners, and gels. Core materials, such as wood, foam, and honeycomb Nomex, are often used to add strength to various parts. All the relevant tools, including mixing containers, holding containers, saws, scissors, files, and shaping tools, are discussed. Constructing patterns to exacting standards from wood, Formica, aluminum, and other materials is essential and covered in detail.
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.
A veteran automotive journalist and magazine writer, Dan Burrill co-authored How to Fabricate Automotive Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber Parts. He is also a former editor of Kit Car Illustrated magazine and he has been working on hot rods, kit cars, and other collector cars most of his life.
S-A Design® is the brand name for a line of books owned by CarTech, Inc. that has been one of the leading publishers of how-to automotive titles for the hardcore enthusiast since 1993. S-A Design provides over 100 titles available for the enthusiast in a wide variety of formats – from print to digital to video. S-A Design publishing efforts include its traditional performance "S-A Design" titles along with race histories, biographies of industry icons, as well as a number of series that further assist readers with their projects. Many of these books have gained wide recognition as "the bible" of high performance engine design and assembly.