by Timothy Remus
Advanced Sheet Metal Fabrication Techniques, is a photo-intensive how-to book. See Craig Naff build a Rolls Royce fender, Rob Roehl create a motorcycle gas tank, Ron Covell form part of a quarter midget body, and Fay Butler shape a aircraft wheel fairing and the front section for an old Lotus race car. Methods and tools include the English wheel, power hammer, shrinkers and stretchers, and of course the hammer and dolly.
The projects presented in this book involve multiple panels – each of which must be designed, cut, shaped and then joined to the others to create the finished fender or gas tank. Photo sequences cover building the buck, creating a paper template, cutting the steel or aluminum, forming the piece, welding and finishing.
Sequences in aluminum and steel
Seven start-to-finish sequences
From building the buck to TIG welding the panels
Includes interviews with the metal shapers
Automotive, motorcycle and aircraft projects
144 pages, over 250 photos (60% color)