The Street Rodder's Handbook: A Step-by-step Guide on how to Build a Show-winning Street Rod

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Penguin, 2003 - Transportation - 192 pages
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A comprehensive guide to designing and building street rods, customs, and lead sleds. Includes hundreds of photographs and practical tips, plus safe working and design factors. It covers all areas of the car, including chassis, suspension, frame, engine, bodywork, paint, and drivetrain. This guide also details how to choose a car and make critical planning decisions. It shows how to properly equip a workshop and lists tool and parts suppliers.
 

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Contents

FROM WHENCE WE CAME
1
VINTAGE TIN OR REPRODUCTION?
15
FINDING AND EVALUATING VINTAGE TIN
18
REPRODUCTION BODIES
33
THE WORKSHOP TOOLS EQUIPMENT
46
TEARING DOWN VINTAGE TIN
62
THE STREET ROD CHASSIS
67
STREET ROD ENGINES
82
INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION
145
THE STREET ROD REAREND
155
INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSIONS
163
ENGINE INSTALLATION
168
DRIVELINE INSTALLATION
175
THE BRAKE SYSTEM
190
THE COOLING EXHAUST SYSTEMS
203
RESTORING VINTAGE TIN
214

THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
94
THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION
104
SUSPENSION AND HANDLING CONSIDERATIONS
113
THE EARLY FORD FRONT SUSPENSION
128
THE STEERING SYSTEM
137
GLASSWORK
226
PAINT WORK
233
THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
247
THE INTERIOR COSMETICS
255
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Frank Oddo has written a monthly technical column for "Street Rodder" magazine for nearly 30 years. He is the co-owner of a professional street rodding body shop.

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