Setting up a Home Car Workshop

20th May 2018
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Setting up a Home Car Workshop

The facilities & tools needed for car maintenance, repair, modification or restoration

THE complete guide to setting up, equipping and using a home car workshop. Working on your car at home saves you money and helps you to achieve the results you want. You might want to perform routine servicing, modify a car, restore a car, or even build a car from scratch, but to achieve the best outcome, you’ll need a properly-equipped workshop.

Whether you have a small or large space, this book covers workshop design, equipment, storage, safety aspects and much more.
You will find handy tips on the safe use of tools, a guide to welding, as well as instructions for building your own storage racks and cabinets, how to build a strong workbench – even how to make your own full-length car ramps. It also gives advice on the best tools for working on the electronics of your car. The book is fully illustrated throughout with real-world examples.

If you are planning to set up your own home car workshop, this book covers everything you need to know.

Setting up a Home Car Workshop by Julian Edgar

ISBN: 9781787112087
UPC: 6-36847-01208-3


£19.99, $32.5 USA, $42.50 CAN

• Step-by-step – how to set up a home car workshop
• The best hand and power tools for working on your car
• Welding equipment for car fabrication and repair
• Home workshop layouts to make the best use of space
• Designing a home workshop from scratch
• Working under a car – pros and cons of ramps, hoists and pits
• Build your own storage cabinets, car ramps and workbenches
• How to use hand tools to get the best results
• Designing and fabricating components for car modification
• Set up your own car restoration home workshop

Julian Edgar has worked as a teacher, writer, editor and photographer.

He edited a national Australian automotive print magazine before working at an on-line car magazine for 18 years. A prolific writer, he has contributed articles to automotive publications in the UK, the US and Australia, and this is his 21st book.

Julian is a hands-on modifier who performs all work on his cars himself in his home workshop. Over the years he has built two home workshops from scratch, and has equipped and organised five different home workshops. His current workshop has MIG, TIG, oxy and spot welders; a lathe and mill; sheet metal guillotine and folder; custom-built ramps and a wide range of hand tools.

His main automotive interests are in suspension, engine management and aerodynamics.

Place of birth: Adelaide, South Australia • Hometown: Dalton • Nearest city: Canberra, Australia

V5208 • Paperback • 25x20.7cm • £19.99 • 160 pages • 250 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787112-08-7 • UPC: 6-36847-01208-3
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