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The Compleat Low-Cost Car Restoration

Impressive Interiors, Brilliant Bodies and Marvellous Mechanicals by Brooks, Steve Code: 60513 Format: Paperback / 185 pages Publication date: 23/02/2021 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability. Price: AU $21.50


Would you love to restore your car to as-new condition but dont have the money

to hire professionals? Author Steve Brooks shows you how to plan and perform a

quality car restoration that you can be proud of - and that you can afford.


  • 7 tips for organising your parts - and yourself
  • 20+ different ways to repair, restore and rejuvenate your car interior
  • 68 body and mechanical tips and handy techniques
  • How to restore to as-new or better-than-new condition
  • How to renew a prestige interiors wooden veneers or even simulated woodgrain
  • Plus Bonus Features: 9 secrets of extreme maintenance and fuel economy!

Bring any older car back to life with minimal tools, facilities and budgets. Boost the value of your vehicle,

whether its a collector car or not. Save hundreds, perhaps thousands, doing your own restorations and

improvements that only a professional would tackle - and sometimes not even then!

The Compleat Low-Cost Car Restoration shows how a relative novice, with minimal tools, facilities and

budget can bring any older car back to life-from the 1990s all the way back to the 1930s!

"Your procedures are accurate and clearly written-all well done." - Geoff, NY

"In this series, the author has avoided the dry, textbook approach of other how-to guides. He uses a

writing style that is spritely, amusing and accessible to people with all skill ranges."

Restored Cars Australia magazine

Format: Paperback
Pages: 185
Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
Publication date: 23/02/2021
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 229.00mm X 152.00mm
Code: 60513

Steven C. Brooks is not a professional mechanic or panel beater but he is passionate about car restoration. He asserts that it doesnt have to be a full-scale mega-production, but can be done in a series of modest steps. Steve began (as do we all) as a total novice. Starting with maintenance, he moved on to repairs and further into restoration. Steve learned from his own experience restoring cars on shoestring budgets and by helping backyard masters of the mechanical and body arts. Firmly believing in learning from the mistakes of others rather than having to repeat them, Steve Brooks offers the fruits of his and others mistakes in this series of books. Steve has also published two booklets showing how to adjust the mechanical brakes on 1930s Ford V8s. Theres no reason why properly adjusted mechanical brakes shouldnt work just as well as the hydraulics that came after them, he says. Steve hopes to bring the contents of other vintage and classic car manuals back from obscurity. Igor Spajic has published magazine feature articles on classic car subjects and alternative science since the 1990s. One article has been translated into several languages. Igor promotes the restoration and enjoyment of vintage and antique cars and has covered various vintage car events. He published a critical examination of the cars featured in the recent The Great Gatsby movie remake and offers a list of more realistic choices for Gatsby in 1921.