Sheet Metal Fabrication Basics gives the reader the knowledge needed to shape sheet metal without the need for expensive power tools. The reader needs only a simple shop equipped with the most basic of tools. If the first Ferraris were built using only wooden mallets and tree stumps, nearly any sheet metal project can be fabricated with only hammers, dollies and bags of shot.
Master craftsman Rob Roehl from the shop of Donnie Smith, explains the types of steel and aluminum that are best suited to motorcycle projects, how to plan and layout a project, and how to stretch and shrink sheet metal without a power hammer or a Pullmax. The key is planning, then shaping primarily by stretching. Eventually the panels must be joined through welding, another topic covered in this sheet metal fab book.
- Simple projects
- No expensive power tools
- Nine, start to finish photo sequences
- Covers use of both aluminum and steel