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Classic cars: Maintaining and restoring Classic cars

Here is a selection of some books about maintaining and restoring classic cars that you may find useful.

CJ Rebuilder's Manual 1846-71 (Paperback)CJ Rebuilder's Manual 1846-71 (Paperback)

Unit repair and overhaul steps for completely re-building a 1946-1971 Jeep CJ For the Jeep vehicle owner who finds the typical workshop manual impossible to decipher, this book has a photograph marking each technical step. Models covered: Jeep CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-3B, CJ-5, CJ-6 and MB, M38 and M38A1.

Price: £27.95

Publication: 1 Jun 2004

CJ Rebuilder's Manual 1846-71 (Paperback)   CJ Rebuilder's Manual 1846-71 (Paperback)


Classic Car Interiors Restoration Manual: The Complete, Illustrated Step-by-step Manual (Haynes Restoration Manuals) (Hardcover)Classic Car Interiors Restoration Manual: The Complete, Illustrated Step-by-step Manual (Haynes Restoration Manuals) (Hardcover)

It Covers all stages of vehicle interior enhancement, from cleaning and tidying, through to stripping out and replacing upholstery, repairing seat frames, and renewing trim panels. Other chapters describe how to cure water leaks, rust damage, re-colouring vinyl trim, feeding and maintaining leather upholstery, facia and door capping renovation and dealing with headlinings. Useful contact addresses are included in the appendices.


Price: £11.87

Publication: April 1995

Classic Car Interiors Restoration Manual: The Complete, Illustrated Step-by-step Manual (Haynes Restoration Manuals) (Hardcover)   Classic Car Interiors Restoration Manual: The Complete, Illustrated Step-by-step Manual (Haynes Restoration Manuals) (Hardcover)


How to Paint Classic Cars (Paperback)How to Paint Classic Cars (Paperback)

The complete guide Written by a paintwork professional Step-by-step, illustrated procedure Preparing your workshop Colour mixing and matching Includes the art of filling with lead Covers all stages from paint removal to applying a new topcoat Packed with professional tips What to do if something goes wrong. This book takes the reader step-by-step through each stage of preparation from minor repairs, through filling and undercoats to a paint finish fit for a classic car. Over 140 colour photographs illustrate every stage of the procedures. Paint like a professioanl!

Price: £10.55

Publication: 26 May 2005

How to Paint Classic Cars (Paperback)   How to Paint Classic Cars (Paperback)


How to Restore Classic Car Bodywork: Tips, Techniques and Step-by-step Procedures - Applies to ALL Metal-bodied Cars (Paperback)How to Restore Classic Car Bodywork: Tips, Techniques and Step-by-step Procedures - Applies to ALL Metal-bodied Cars (Paperback)

Martin Thaddeus gives the home restorer the confidence to tackle bodywork repairs and achieve professional results. The book contains specially devised techniques which don't rely on professional workshop equipment enabling even the most difficult tasks to be undertaken.


Price: £13.19

Publication: 29 Jul 2004

How to Restore Classic Car Bodywork: Tips, Techniques and Step-by-step Procedures - Applies to ALL Metal-bodied Cars (Paperback)   How to Restore Classic Car Bodywork: Tips, Techniques and Step-by-step Procedures - Applies to ALL Metal-bodied Cars (Paperback)


How to Restore Volkswagen Beetle (Enthusiast's Restoration Manual S.) (Paperback)How to Restore Volkswagen Beetle (Enthusiast's Restoration Manual S.) (Paperback)

This handbook shows how to completely restore a Volkswagen Beetles bodywork, interior, mechanical and electrical components. It includes troubleshooting and a guide to dealing with professional restorers.


Price: £18.15

Publication: 10 Jun 2004

How to Restore Volkswagen Beetle (Enthusiast's Restoration Manual S.) (Paperback)   How to Restore Volkswagen Beetle (Enthusiast's Restoration Manual S.) (Paperback)


Jeep CJ Rebuilder's Manual: 1972 to 1986 (Paperback)Jeep CJ Rebuilder's Manual: 1972 to 1986 (Paperback)

The AMC-era CJ Jeep vehicle is a four-wheel drive icon. If working on your Jeep vehicle engine, transmission, transfer case, axles, steering system, electrical system or body tub has seemed just beyond your skill level, here is the fix! This is a 'how-to' manual with a photo for each technical step.


Price: £27.95

Publication: 1 Jun 2004

Jeep CJ Rebuilder's Manual: 1972 to 1986 (Paperback)   Jeep CJ Rebuilder's Manual: 1972 to 1986 (Paperback)


Original Morgan 4/4, Plus 4 and Plus 8: The Restorer's Guide (Paperback)Original Morgan 4/4, Plus 4 and Plus 8: The Restorer's Guide (Paperback)

Produced in conjunction with Morgan, this guide offers all the information you'll need to get your Morgan back to like-new condition. Detailed color photos, in-depth descriptions, production changes and figures, color schemes, and a fascinating history of types combine to present the Morgan in full and exquisite detail.

Price: £11.21

Publication: 28 Aug 2003

Original Morgan 4/4, Plus 4 and Plus 8: The Restorer's Guide (Paperback)   Original Morgan 4/4, Plus 4 and Plus 8: The Restorer's Guide (Paperback)


Original Porsche 356: The Restorer's Guide (Paperback)Original Porsche 356: The Restorer's Guide (Paperback)

Price: £16.14

Publication: 28 Aug 2003

Original Porsche 356: The Restorer's Guide (Paperback)   Original Porsche 356: The Restorer's Guide (Paperback)


Original Sprite and Midget (Paperback)Original Sprite and Midget (Paperback)

Price: £11.21

Publication: 30 Oct 2002

Original Sprite and Midget (Paperback)   Original Sprite and Midget (Paperback)


Practical Car Restoration: A Guidebook with Lessons from a 1930 Franklin Rebuild (Paperback)Practical Car Restoration: A Guidebook with Lessons from a 1930 Franklin Rebuild (Paperback)

"The graveyard is full of people that were going to do something, but never got around to it," says the author of this book. For anyone who has ever thought restoring a vintage car would be an enjoyable way to spend time, this book is the place to get going. Through the restoration of a 1930 Franklin, it details the step-by-step process of reclaiming an old jewel. It also addresses such issues as how much garage space you need, how long restoration takes, whether you should farm out some of the work, what kind of car you should get, where you can find it, and whether you should stay married. The author uses his 1930 Franklin as an example of restoring a vehicle that is roadworthy in today's traffic, yet as original as possible, a car that is practical to enjoy without the expense of a car show standout. A discussion of preliminary questions on how to get started leads into a general history of the Franklin, with advice on finding history for other cars and using museums as a resource. Chapters on step-by-step restoration include: body wood, the engine, the chassis, body work, the electrical system, wheels and tires, and the interior and upholstery. Subsequent chapters follow up with a test drive and information on maintaining a restored auto. A chapter on long-distance driving chronicles the author's trip from Arizona to New York, with tips on rider comfort and care of the car. It concludes with a chapter on auto clubs in general, a visit to the Franklin Club in New York, and the sale of the author's restored 1930 Franklin.

Price: £20.95

Publication: May 2006

Practical Car Restoration: A Guidebook with Lessons from a 1930 Franklin Rebuild (Paperback)   Practical Car Restoration: A Guidebook with Lessons from a 1930 Franklin Rebuild (Paperback)


The Cars of Overhaulin' with Chip Foose (Paperback)The Cars of Overhaulin' with Chip Foose (Paperback)

Chip Foose and a team of customizers perform a complete automotive makeover, transforming a driveway junker into a work of art in double-time. This book documents a dozens cars that have been overhauled by Foose and the gang. It presents the behind-the-scenes for each car's renovation. Each build is chronicled through design sketches, photos of the work in progress, and beauty shots of the finished creations.


Price: £8.57

Publication: Jun 2006

The Cars of Overhaulin' with Chip Foose (Paperback)   The Cars of Overhaulin' with Chip Foose (Paperback)


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