Coachbuilding The Hand-Crafted Car Body

ISBN-10: 0747806888

ISBN-13: 9780747806882

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jonathan Wood

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This account examines the history of coachbuilding, beginning with the coachbuilders who for generations had built horse-drawn wooden carriages, and then explaining how they turned their craft to building the bodywork of the first motorised cars. Using photographs of the different stages of coachbuilding, the author describes the materials, equipment and key techniques involved. Today the profession of coachbuilding is almost a lost art, yet as the restoration of vintage cars seeks to keep the trade alive, this book reflects back on the heyday of the coachbuilt motor car and the skilled workers that made it their craft.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 3/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 56
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

Continental Curtain-Raisers, 1886-1914
Slowcoach in the Fast Lane, 1896-1917
Heyday of the Coachbuilder, 1919-29
Sunshine Before the Twilight, 1930-39
The End of the Road, 1945 to Date
Glossary of Coachbuilding Terms
Further Reading
Index
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