Using the author’s project car as the featured build, this book will assist other builders and restorers achieve their own automotive dreams, and describes ideas and techniques used in the project build that lifted the car from average to outstanding. The informal style makes for easy reading with chapters covering fibreglass bodywork additions and modifications, using methods that can be adapted to suit different cars and situations. It explains how to make sure systems such as twin fuel tank installations and mid-engined gear linkages work as intended, and lifts the lid on how to achieve a professional-looking interior. Two hundred and fifty detailed photographs, sectional views and exploded diagrams ensure maximum clarity.
Using the author’s one off mid-engined sports car as the featured build, this book is written to encourage and inspire you with your own automotive dreams. It describes the unique inexpensive ideas and techniques that were combined to achieve impressive results and lift the project car from average to outstanding. All the ideas can be adapted to solve your own problems and meet your own particular requirements. The book focuses mainly on fibreglass moulding and modification, including the manufacture of a stylish rear wing spoiler from a basic wooden mould to the construction of a pair of gull wing doors using the same method. It does not neglect other aspects of car building, with other sections covering such things as the vacuum forming of a pair of headlight fairings, how to ensure systems such as twin fuel tanks and mid-engined gear linkages work as intended and how the exhaust system was made. The final chapter lifts the lid on how to make a professional-looking leather trimmed interior. Two hundred and fifty detailed photographs, sectional views and exploded diagrams ensure maximum clarity.
About the author
Brian is an aircraft technician and former Royal Air Force apprentice, which gives him a thorough understanding of structures and systems. Ever since he could drive his hobby has been cars, and he has written articles for various car magazines relating to his build and restoration experiences: he thoroughly enjoys solving problems that such projects always throw up. Cars that have received treatment include a Dolomite Sprint-engined Triumph TR7, a Carlton Commando kit car, 1967 Austin Mini Moke and an original 1967 Cox GTM. That build featured many body modifications which provided useful fibreglass experience. Brian honed his self-taught fibreglassing skills by creating a unique road legal supercar from an advertising mock-up, the subject of this book.