530 pages | 477 B/W Illus.
The revised and updated seventh edition of this best-selling reference manual on vehicle body repair brings the book up to date for the current body repair trade. It serves as a comprehensive guide covering the vocationally related qualification (VRQ) required by the modern student and apprentice, as well as providing the CPD essential for all working professionals.
The entire book is overhauled to reflect current industry trends with regards to materials, processes and procedures. New additions include:
This book not only provides the knowledge and skills for body repair, it helps to develop a real understanding of the how and why behind this information. It will be essential for anyone studying Levels 1-3 Vehicle Body Repair, Vehicle Refinishing and MET courses, including the new apprenticeships and technical certificates from the IMI, Pearson-BTEC and C&G. HNC and degree Automotive Engineering students will find the text valuable to develop skills and knowledge for practical project work. Industry professionals, vehicle restorers and car DIY enthusiasts will continue to find it an essential and comprehensive source of information.
Preface. Car body construction. Health and safety and the environment. Hand and power tools. Materials used in vehicle bodies. Metal forming processes. Marking out and measuring. Methods of joining. Soft and hard soldering methods. Gas welding, cutting and plasma arc. Electric resistive welding. Manual metal arc welding (MMA). Gas shielded arc welding (MIG, MAG and TIG). Craft techniques and minor accident damage. Major accident damage repair. Bodyshop planning. Reinforced composite materials. Automotive finishing and re-finishing. Case study. Mechanical, electrical and trim – MET. Glossary. Index.