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The Repair of Vehicle Bodies, 6th ed

6th Edition

By Andrew Livesey, A Robinson

© 2013 – Routledge

456 pages | 438 B/W Illus.

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This book covers the principles and techniques that will help you develop the skills needed to carry out effective vehicle body repair and re-finishing.

This edition has been updated to deal with changes in technology and best practice and meets the current Automotive Skills standards. It also covers the topics studied at NVQ levels 2 and 3 and contains handy revision notes making it an ideal text for students on the following courses:

  • Automotive Skills Council Vehicle Body and Paint Operations requirements
  • IMI Body Repair and Refinishing Technical Certificates (VRQs)
  • National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)
  • City & Guilds Vehicle Body Repair Competence courses
  • NVQ and Progression Awards of both City & Guilds and the Institute of the Motor Industry at levels 2 and 3.

Professionals and hobbyists will continue to find this an essential manual for the workshop when repairing the latest models or classic cars.

Other books by Andrew Livesey:

Basic Motorsport Engineering 9780750689090

Advanced Motorsport Engineering 9780750689083

Table of Contents

1. Construction of the vehicle body 2. Health and Safety 3. Hand and power tools 4. Materials used in vehicle construction 5. Metal forming processes 6. Measuring and marking out 7. Methods of joining 8. Soft and hard soldering 9. Gas welding, gas cutting and plasma cutting 10. Electric resistance welding 11. Manual metal arc welding 12. Gas shielded welding 13. Techniques and minor accident damage 14. Major accident damage 15. Bodyshop planning 16. Reinforced composite materials 17. Automotive finishing and re-finishing 18. Case study of new bodyshop

About the Authors

Andrew Livesey has been involved in automotive engineering both as a lecturer and a writer for many years. He taught and managed the Oxford Brookes University Motorsport programmes at Brooklands and set up the very successful undergraduate training programmes for McLaren. He is the author of several motor vehicle books and currently divides his time between lecturing at the University of Kent and running his own company, Andrew Livesey Consulting Ltd.

Other books by Andrew Livesey:

Basic Motorsport Engineering 9780750689090

Advanced Motorsport Engineering 9780750689083

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