Car body repair in 1950

 

Car body and fender repair is complicated, but with the right knowledge and equipment, it can be done by yourself. This site describes how the car body and fender was done by professionals in the fifties. Much is still the same, although there is newer and more expensive equipment, the body metal has become thinner, there is a lot of plastics on cars these days and exchanging parts instead of repairing has become a habit.

For who is this site useful :

  • The ones who wants to learn the basics of car body and fender repair.
  • The ones who own a vintage car and want to do it the old and fashioned way.
  • The ones who want to make a profession of body and fender repair.

What is on this site :

  • Frame straightening in all of its various phases .
  • Spraying techniques for enamels and lacquers with photographic analysis of refinishing problems.
  • Flock coating.
  • Infra-red paint drying.
  • Equipment for profitable repainting needed by the small, medium, or large shop.
  • Servicing automatic top on convertibles.
  • Servicing trim units.
  • Cutting safety glass to fit.
  • Upholstery work with curled hair, air foam, and other materials.
Car body repair
Arc & spot welding
Automotive hand tools
Automotive priming
Car doors
Car lubrication
Car enamel colors
Car paint colors
Car paint glossary
Car painting problems
Car upholstery
Cleaning car upholstery
Door locks
Equipment
Fender repair
Flock coating
Folder tops
Infra-red paint drying
Interior automotive trim
Metal welding
Metal working
Oxyacetylene cutting
Oxyacetylene rods
Oxyacetylene welding
Painting over paint
Paint surface preparation
Panel replacement
Refinishing paint tips
Refinishing equipment
Safe car spraying
Sanding, striping, rubbing
Shrinking sheet metal
Soldering
Spraying lacquer

Not finished yet:

Usa cars 1955
Brakes
Carburetors
Clutch Fluid Drive
Cooling System
Disc Brakes
Electrical
Engine
Engine 8 Cyl
Fuel Pumps
Generating System
Hy Drive
Ignition
Overdrive
Power Brakes
Power Steering
Powerflite
Propeller Shaft
Rear Axle
Starting System
Steering
Suspension
Transmission

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