Metal Fabricator's Handbook

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Penguin, 1990 - Transportation - 176 pages
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Winner of the prestigious Moto Award for "Best Technical How-to Book" in 1984, the METAL FABRICATOR'S HANDBOOK applies master metal craftsman Ron Fournier's unique metal fabricating skills--developed during years of building Indy cars, drag racers, stockers, custom show cars, and sports GT race cars. Covers MIG, TIG, arc- and gas-welding, fuel and oil tanks, exhaust headers, and much more.
 

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Page 54 says to use a pencil to mark bare aluminum. This is a very bad practice. The graphite in the pencil will react with the aluminum and cause corrosion.

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A good usable book for the beginner as well as the more experienced amateur, it shows you what you need to know and do to carry out a technique but as always you have to actually do it a few times to become competent, practice as ever is the price of admission

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Contents

Hand Tools
6
Power Hand Tools
24
Large Equipment
31
Projects Getting Started
42
GasWelding
56
ElectricWelding
67
Basic Metal Shaping
77
Hammerforming
97
SheetMetal AddOns
104
Roll Bars Roll Cages
124
Tanks
136
Exhaust Headers
150
SheetMetal Interiors
160
Glossary
172
Index
174
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Ron Fournier has been a metal fabricator for more than 25 years. He began with Holman and Moody in 1964, and has since worked with racing greats such as Roger Penske, A.J. Foyt, Kar Kraft, and Bob Sharp Racing to transform metal into various components for championship-winning racing cars. He has since founded Race Craft, a metal fabrication company, and supervised the development of automotive prototype sheet metal projects for the Troy Pioneer Development Center.

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