How to restore Classic Car Bodywork

New Updated & Revised Edition

Now in updated, revised and enlarged format, a book written for the home restorer who, until now, lacked the confidence to tackle bodywork. With specially devised techniques which don't rely on workshop plant, this work spans the gap between professional and amateur. The text is readable, the photos bright and the instruction clear. A real boon for the enthusiast.


Now in updated, revised and enlarged format, an invaluable guide for the home restorer. Coverage includes: tools; panel removal/fitting; sectional repairs; sills, floors and outriggers; chassis members; multiple panel assemblies; welding; metal forming techniques (expanded coverage in this edition); tricks of the trade, and much, much more.


  • Written specifically for the d-i-y enthusiast
  • Specially devised techniques for the home restorer
  • Many real-life examples
  • Tricks of the trade
  • Hundreds of high quality photographs
  • Step-by-step instruction to re-skinning doors and making your own repair sections
  • Panel making and panel repair techniques
  • Tools and workshop safety
  • Welding techniques
  • Practical panel beating exercises

Additional info

  • Covers the period - Primarily postwar models
  • Covers models - Primarily postwar models

About the author

Martin Thaddeus was born in Crawley in 1959, one of nine children. On leaving art college, Martin worked as a graphic artist to a local paper, but surgery to his right wrist prompted a change of direction, and he retrained in panel-beating. After 10 years in crash repair and salvage, Martin chose to specialise in classic restoration, which appealed more to his creative nature. Customers have always been welcome in Martin's workshop, and many have gotten their hands dirty under his watchful eye. Married for 23 years and with three grown up children, Martin recently lost a kidney, while his wife Elaine gained one!

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845846-39-8 • eV number: eV4639 • Published: October 2013 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £19.99 / $29.99 / €25.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4411 • Paperback • 27x20.7cm • £27.5 • 128 pages • 350 colour pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845844-11-0 • UPC: 6-36847-04411-4. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

How to restore Classic Car Bodywork

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