The value and collectability of muscle cars has never been higher. Models that sold for $30,000 at auction 10 years ago are now going for quadruple that in many cases. The charts showing auction results, sale prices, and car value have a continuous upward trajectory. As such, some rare models of muscle cars are now valued in the realm of historically high-valued classic, sports, and show cars. Who would have dreamed that a Hemi 'Cuda convertible would be selling for Duesenberg or Ferrari money these days? Of course, when values of muscle cars increase to such an extent, the care and detail spent on restoration becomes vitally important, putting them into the exotic and show car realm. Naturally, the most visible aspect of a full-blown restoration is the paintwork. Veteran author Tony Thacker teams up with LA-based award-winning painter extraordinaire Mick Jenkins to bring you this complete guide to show-quality painting. Included is all the information on how to create a show-quality finish, including chapters on making a plan, the tools needed for the job, complete disassembly information, repair versus replacement decisions, metal prep, the latest and best paint products, application, custom finishes, and more.
This second edition is bigger and better with new color photography and updated information about new materials, parts sources and restoration techniques. This massive book includes over 1,300 photos that offer detailed step-by-step coverage of restoration processes. By thoroughly presenting the restoration of 12 of the most coveted muscle cars of all time, the authors cover virtually every aspect of restoration, from disassembly to first drive. Cars featured here include: 1968 Yenko Camaro; 1966 Pontiac GTO; 1969 Dodge Charger 500; 1963 1/2 Ford 427 Galaxie 500 Hatchback; 1973 Pontiac Super Duty Trans Am; 1966 L79 Chevy Nova SS; and a 1966 Dodge Coronet Hemi. 2nd Edition
Several million Camaros and Firebirds were built from 1970-1981. Many are perfect candidates for a full pro-touring treatment. This book is an essential tool for the second-gen enthusiast looking to modify their car to perform at its best.
Release on 2010-11-06 | by Tony Lewin,Ryan Borroff
Author: Tony Lewin,Ryan Borroff
Pubpsher: Motorbooks International
Category: Technology & Engineering
This comprehensive new edition of How to Design Cars Like a Pro provides an in-depth look at modern automotive design. Interviews with leading automobile designers from Ford, BMW, GM Jaguar, Nissan and others, analyses of past and present trends, studies of individual models and concepts, and much more combine to reveal the fascinating mix of art and science that goes into creating automobiles. This book is a must-have for professional designers, as well as for automotive enthusiasts.
Release on 2014-10-15 | by Tommy Lee Byrd,Kyle Tucker
Author: Tommy Lee Byrd,Kyle Tucker
Pubpsher: CarTech Inc
Trends in automotive modification come and go, some outlandish, some practical. Currently, the trend called "Pro Touring," while expensive, definitely leans toward the practical. Originally a term coined for GM cars, the term Pro Touring has come to mean a style of all cars, and many eras. Pro Touring is essentially the art of adding modern technology to aged designs, creating cars that stop, start, handle, drive, and behave just as modern performance cars do. You can do this in many ways and choose from many suppliers. Detroit Speed is at the forefront of the Pro Touring movement. Both a parts manufacturer and car builder, the company is in a unique position not only to design and manufacture parts, but to build cars and test the parts for their effectiveness on the street and track. Kyle and Stacy Tucker have put their considerable skill in engineering and market savvy to create a unique company to lead the Pro Touring movement. Not only do you learn about the history of the company and how they design their performance parts, install sections cover front sub-frame assemblies, rear suspension assemblies, wheel tubs, fuel system upgrades, brake upgrades, driveline upgrades including an LS swap, cooling system upgrades, and more. The featured cars are customer builds as well as DSE test cars, which include a host of different Chevrolet products, a 1966 Mustang and a 1969 Charger. Detroit Speed’s How to Build a Pro Touring Car is a vital edition to every performance enthusiast’s library.
Release on 2010 | by Tony E. Huntimer,Brian Henderson
Author: Tony E. Huntimer,Brian Henderson
Pubpsher: CarTech Inc
About 700,000 Camaros were built from 1967 to 1969. The first-generation Camaro has won a die-hard following and has become an iconic performance car. Camaros in excellent condition command very high prices, so many owners are compelled to perform a professional-grade original restoration. Since these cars are about 40 years old, many cars need second or third restorations, and as time goes by, these cars will continue to appreciate and require restoration. That's where How to Restore Your Camaro 1967-1969comes in. While some owners can afford to pay shops to perform a 100-point restoration for show car competition, many owners want to perform a faithful, detailed restoration themselves, so the car maintains its collector value and use it as a fun weekend driver. This book will serve those owners. A lead title in our Restoration Series, How to Restore Your Camaro 1967-1969will provide in-depth, hands-on information and photography for restoring these popular and historically significant cars. It covers all aspects of restoration, including engines and drivelines, bodywork, interior and trim, suspension, brakes, chassis, and steering for the first-generation Camaros. Organization and planning will be covered, so restorers can stay on task. Disassembly, inspection, and sourcing the best parts will also be covered. This volume will deliver a concise and revealing overview of each subject area and shows the most critical aspects of the restoration process with sequential step-by-step photos and detailed captions. The most efficient techniques and best products for returning each component to like-new condition will be covered. With this information, owners will be able to determine what's involved in each step of the restoration and decide whether to perform the work themselves or outsource it to a professional shop. Color step-by-step how-to information on Camaro restoration has never been offered in a package like this before. Finally, Camaro owners have the book they need.
Release on 2007 | by Brad Anthony,Offbase Productions
Prima Official Game Guide
Author: Brad Anthony,Offbase Productions
Pubpsher: Prima Lifestyles
•Tuned to Perfection—Performance tuning tips from the experts •Racing Theory 101—For serious racers only •Full Track Maps—Hints & tips on how to take down the competition •The Street King—Career mode breakdown to help you compete with the merciless racing organizations •24" x 30" Pin-up Poster