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By Richard Finch. Covers all types of welding, from gas welding and cutting to arc, MIG, TIG and plasma-arc welding and cutting. Tips on weld jigs and fixtures. How to weld mild steel, Chromoly, aluminum, magnesium and titanium. 170 pages.
One of our 'must have' books for any fabrication shop. This book covers welding techniques for welding Chromoly, aluminum, magnesium and stainless steel. 160 pages.
MIG Welding is widely used for car and motorcycle building and modification, but few people really understand how each of the variables affects the finished weld. This program can be easily understood by a beginner, but it covers information even seasoned professionals can learn from. Ron Covell goes through the entire process step-by-step, and gives clear descriptions of how each factor changes the weld, including wire speed, voltage, wire stickout, gun angle, travel speed, and gas flow. He also covers plug welds, patch panels, welding aluminum, and using flux core wire. You'll especially enjoy the special bonus section on Plasma Cutting!
TIG welding has been long recognized as the premiere welding process, which can make beautiful, strong welds on nearly any metal. In this easy-to-follow program, Ron Covell covers the basic processes used for TIG welding, covering proper machine setup, joint preparation, electrode selection and preparation, torch technique, and perhaps most importantly, what to check for when things go wrong! Ron's thoughtful description of the welding process, coupled with the close-up photography that brings the action into clear view makes the seemingly difficult process of TIG welding easy to understand.
There are varying levels of automotive skill sets among the automotive enthusiast community. Some people can perform minor maintenance, some can perform major engine overhauls, and some can perform minor paint and detailing work. But to truly round out your skills in mechanical and body or chassis repair and restoration, sooner or later you will run into a project that requires welding. Once you have mastered welding, there is very little left that you can't do.
Automotive Welding: A Practical Guide is just the book to get you there. Other welding books vary quite a bit on focus and detail. This book fills the gaps, making it a practical book packed with useful information on the types of projects that a self-trained welder can complete and that a typical automotive enthusiast would want to undertake.
Topics include types of welding and metalworking available or commonly used, the tools required to perform welding tasks, the different types of welders available, basic welding techniques, grinding and cutting, various forms of sheetmetal work, frame repair and reinforcement, filling body holes and rust repair, tube-steel projects, and more.
With restoration and repair work costing a small fortune these days for frame, floorpan, and structural body repair, Automotive Welding: A Practical Guide can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on your repair or restoration project. If you have a pending restoration project, are considering tackling or acquiring a new project, want to restore a muscle car, build a hot rod or a rat rod on a budget, or simply want to improve your automotive skills, Automotive Welding: A Practical Guide will pay for itself many times over. No shop library would be complete without it!
Welding is an essential skill for the avid car enthusiast, car builder, and fabricator. Engines, exhaust, intake, suspensions, frames, all can be welded for repair and fabrication purposes. While many introductory or entry-level welding books are available on the market, this is the first book to comprehensively cover advanced techniques, complex joints, advanced processes, and working with a variety of materials, including aluminum, Chrome-moly, stainless steel, carbon steel, titanium, and magnesium. American Welding Society Vice President Jerry Uttrachi is a master welder and he reveals all major welding processes and techniques, so you can repair and fabricate using advanced materials and complete complex projects. TIG, MIG, oxy-acetylene, and stick welding techniques are illustrated for a wide range of automotive applications. Uttrachi details how to make a butt joint, single pass butt, double pass butt, joggle joint, lap joint welds, and numerous other varieties of joint welds. Using the techniques revealed in this book, you can fabricate body panels, frames, and any number of structural and functional automotive components, and perform structural repair. Welding projects found in this book include welding the tubes of roll cage for strength and safety, welding subframe connectors for improved chassis rigidity, repairing an aluminum frame, creating a seat support on a rod, welding in a floor pan on a Triumph TR3, and many others. With this book, beginner to intermediate skill-level welders will be able to improve and complete more advanced projects. Take your welding skills to the next level with this new Pro Series title.
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