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Wooden-Bodied Vehicles - Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining

By Colin Peck

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ISBN: 9781847974914
PUBLISHED: 28/06/2013
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback PPC
SIZE: 296x210 mm
INSIDE: 450 colour photographs

Wooden-Bodied Vehicles - Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining provides practical advice for anybody who is contemplating the purchase, restoration or even the building of a wooden-framed vehicle. It will guide the reader around some of the common problems and pitfalls associated with such vehicles, while at the same time highlighting some of the techniques required to end up with a beautiful wooden vehicle of which they can be justifiably proud.

Combining a wide range of advice from highly skilled professional and home restorers, and the author's own experience, the book gives tips, advice and techniques concerning the ownership and restoration of a diverse range of wooden-bodied vehicles, from small cars to buses. It covers the following:


  • How to buy - choosing the right vehicle
  • Dismantling a vehicle and cataloguing parts
  • Stripping off old varnish and sanding
  • Selecting the right wood
  • Making templates
  • Repairs and dealing with bugs
  • Bleaching and preserving
  • New builds and re-builds
  • Colouring and varnishing
  • Wood graining

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" Wooden Bodied Vehicles is a most practical and invaluable manual for owners of all types of wooden bodied transport and I can recommend it to anyone who either owns or is contemplating ownership of such a vehicle. "
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Reviewed By: Historic Transporter Club Newsletter

" Here's a delightful book that will appeal to all enthusiasts who appreciate real craftmanship. It covers every aspect in minute detail of wooden-framed vehicles and is essential for anyone contemplating the purchase of one, not to mention restoration or even building one. "
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" When it comes to choosing, buying, restoring and refinishing woodies, Colin Peck pretty much covers the waterfront, so to speak, with his latest book. "
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" This new book from Woody Car Club chairman Colin Peck is packed to the rafters with useful information for wooden-bodied car owners and fans. "
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