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How to restore Classic Car Bodywork – New Updated & Revised Edition

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How to restore Classic Car Bodywork – New Updated & Revised Edition

By Martin Thaddeus
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Paperback • 27x20.7cm • 120 pages • 350 colour pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845844-11-0

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• Written specifically for the enthusiast
• Specially devised techniques for the home restorer
• Many real-life examples
• Tricks of the trade
• Hundreds of high quality photographs
• Step-by-step instruction to re-skinning doors and making your own repair sections
• Panel making and panel repair techniques
• Tools and workshop safety
• Welding techniques
• Practical panel beating exercises


Now in updated, revised and enlarged format, a book written for the home restorer who, until now, lacked the confidence to tackle bodywork. With specially devised techniques which don't rely on workshop plant, this work spans the gap between professional and amateur. The text is readable, the photos bright and the instruction clear. A real boon for the enthusiast.


An invaluable guide for the home restorer. Coverage includes: tools; panel removal/fitting; sectional repairs; sills, floors and outriggers; chassis members; multiple panel assemblies; welding; metal forming techniques (expanded coverage in this edition); tricks of the trade, and much, much more.

Independent Reviews

A must-read for any hobbyist collector, beginner or experienced.
Auto Express

You can't fail to pick up lots of tip if you're the average DIY mechanic. The book is recommended for any home mechanic undertaking restoration work, and at £19.99 could end up saving you a small fortune.
Mini Cooper Register

This book is well written, easily understandable and backed by over 250 clear photographs and illustrations, nearly all in full color. Even the information on welding, metal forming and hammer techniques is highly detailed and well explained, something most other how – to books don't do even half as well as this.
Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car

I have to say that this book is a great read, the author's enthusiasm for classic cars comes through in the writing yet all the way through it remains easy to understand; an enthusiastic reader can easily digest it from cover to cover. Many of the techniques for metal forming shown will come in handy for those doing running repairs at MOT time, as well as covering proper restoration. It also has useful advice on dealing with rust and making the basic preparations for painting. 5/5.

From panel removal to patching, from floors and doors to sills and chassis, it's all included in both words and full colour photos. There are also chapters on metal forming, panel beating and magical things you can create with a flat piece of steel, a hammer and dolly and a little patience. While Triumph vehicles feature throughout, there is also an MGB facelift that might be of interest. This author has written for those who like to get their hands dirty.
Australian Classic Car

It covers everything from the most basic repairs to complex panel shaping and is full of useful nuggets of info…

… an expertly written book.
Sentinal Adviser

It's an invaluable guide for the home restorer and a publication that will find its ways onto many Minor owners' bookshelf.
Morris Minor Magazine


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