Project Mustang

Larry Lyles

Project Mustang

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Project Mustang is a complete guide to restoring America's favorite muscle car, written by auto-restoration guru Larry Lyles, a regular contributor to Auto Restorer magazine. In this detailed, 23-chapter volume, Lyles walks the car owner from the beginning--the in-depth inspection of the vehicle and the beginning of the teardown--to the end--recovering the seats and replacing the frame rail. The car restored for the project in the book is a 1968 California Special Mustang. The chapter titles themselves speak to what a straightforward, DIY manual Lyles has written, as he details the step-by-step procedure of bringing a stunning, vintage rod back to life: *Beginning the teardown: exterior and interior *Repairing the sheet metal, door, and deck *Removing the major parts (driveshaft, engine, transmission, front suspension, steering system, etc.) *Removing old paint and replacing rusty floors *No-weld rust repair *Perfecting the metal *Working with plastic body filler *Priming and sanding *Refinishing the components, the underside, the door, interior, trunk, and body; Wiring the car and installing the doors *Applying the coatings, rebuilding the suspension, and installing the brake lines *Installing the vinyl top cover, the headliner, and the glass *Rebuilding and installing the engine; Installing the front sheet metal, emblems, bumpers, stripes, carpet, and console *Re-covering the seats *Replacing the frame rails. Each step in every chapter is photographed as the author progresses along, captions spelling out exactly what is happening. The book offers helpful advice about choice of tools and tips to make even beginners feel confident about tackling the many steps involved. With nearly 40 years experience in repairing, rebuilding, and restoring classic cars (and lots of non-classic ones), Lyles emphasizes the reader's need to organize their project by determining the course of the project, researching suppliers, making lists of parts and their conditions, creating spreadsheets of estimated and actual costs, and photographing each component as a reference for later (in case the restoration goes off track). Each chapter ends with a "Notes" page for the reader to record his or her progress, making this manual a practical workbook as well. When the reader gets to the final pages of the book and reads the sections "Start the Engine" and "Test Drive the Car," there will be a true sense of accomplishment. An appendix of part suppliers and an index complete the book.
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Publish Date 2012-06-12
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Author Larry Lyles
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