Steve Smith Autosports S132 Book - Street Rod Building Skills
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By John Thawley. Contains methods and procedures long guarded by the "old timers" of the trade. Covers metal shrinking, hammer welding, working with wood for rods, upholstery and button tufting, how to do engine-turned gold leafing, pinstriping, and much, much more. Over 400 photos really give you the picture!
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One thing that has become very evident when browsing through the latest rodding magazines is that there is no shortage of options regarding suspensions for your rodding project. Various advertisers feature their latest fancy complete independent set-ups, while car features cover a combination of both the latest and greatest vs. traditional styles of suspensions. Which ones are the best? How hard are they to install, and how much is it going to cost?
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