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Martin Key To Metal Bumping Book is rated 4.7857 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for any bodyworker of any skill level I own a 2nd, 3rd and now a 4th edition of Mr. Sargeant's treasured Metal Bumping tutorial. The book presents the Fairmont method, a comprehensive path to bodywork supremacy. The author presents not only the step by step directions to accomplish each repair, but the complete reasoning behind each step so you learn the entire concept for all you do. I think that mindset helps not only save time and money, but also will produce more professional results and a heightened satisfaction to each person who subscribes to the methods. I think it should be the first tool a bodyman of any level, from first timer to seasoned pro, should purchase. A rare find.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A VERY good tool! If you have EVER thought of attempting ANY metal working project on ANYTHING,,,buy this book! Nuff said. Do not let this little book fool you...here you will find all the secerets & tricks the PRO's have been using for over 50 years to make this type of work look like childs play. I am VERY impressed at what an easy read read this manual is as well as how simply the process is broken down in to basic sections with respect to where to start planning your repairs and discovering the path of energy transfer during a collision and so on... Again...buy this book!
Date published: 2011-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy it! Where has this book been all my life? Excellent book. Concise, easy to understand and contains several good project examples. Immediately after reading it I went out and saved my son $900! If you can read and drive a nail you can do this Your friends will think you're a genius. This book will become a permanent part of your automotive library.
Date published: 2010-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For everyone If you truly want to understand how to do bodywork the right way the first time, you have to get this book. Forget everything you thought you knew i.e. roughing out, slathering bondo, and "good enough"... This book will save your time, money, and pride.
Date published: 2012-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the read This book was any interesting read nothing that is talked about is outdated except that if you are planing to do work on a modern car the cost of time factor invoved it would be cheaper and faster to replace the part. This is also a long learning curve and amy not be feasable for what your needs are
Date published: 2010-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fairly Lame Very, very basic bumping guide. Pictures and illustrations are poor and it doesn't say much about repairing panels which cannot be accessed from the inside. That being said the wording is clear and the instruction is useful if you've never seen or used a hammer and dolly.
Date published: 2012-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book A great book to learn how to use body tools for work that is part of a trade that seems to be replaced with just replacing parts. For anybody that enjoys working with their hands, not afraid to get a little dirty, and get the odd cut fingers, a must read.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ealy to read and understand I had been meaning to purchase this book for several years and finally did. It was very informative, easy to understand and useful. However, I would have liked more detailed explanation on several processes namely shrinking metal.
Date published: 2014-11-26
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Martin Key To Metal Bumping Book

Item #31063 Brand: Martin Tools

The "Bible" of metal-bumping and
bodywork; a classic for 50+ years!


The "Bible" of metal-bumping and bodywork: "Key to Metal-Bumping" Book Written by Frank T. Sargent over 50 years ago, this is still one of the best basic reference books on metal-bumping and metalwork...read the reviews below and see what your fellow enthusiasts think!
  • Secrets and tricks used by professionals for over 50 years
  • Over 120 pages
  • 18 sections

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About Martin Key To Metal Bumping Book

Just 2 helpful skills out of the dozens described: how to inspect damage to determine stress areas, and how to unlock the crease with appropriate hammer and dolly technique. Over 120 pages show many repairs on vintage vehicles.

Table of Contents

1. What is a Damaged Panel?
2. Methods of Repair
3. Analysis
4. Making the Analysis 5. Origin of Body and Fender Repair Tools
7. Metal-Bumping Procedure
8. Metal-Finishing Tools and How to Use Them
9. Metal-Finishing Procedure
10. Alignment
11. Frame-Straightening and Panel Repair
12. Shrinking
13. Torch Soldering
14. Welding
15. A Chapter for Beginners
16.Hints, Short Cuts, Time Saving Tricks
17. Body and Fender Repair Tools

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