Martin Key To Metal Bumping Book

    Item #31063 Brand: Martin Tools

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    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

    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
    Glossary
    Nomenclature


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    Good book (Posted on 1/4/14)
    Review by kunk
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    A lot of info for a small book.
    A must read for any bodyworker of any skill level (Posted on 11/20/13)
    Review by Bill
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    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.
    Old school is always cool (Posted on 11/18/13)
    Review by William
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    The info in this book is an easy read and I keep referring back to it. It is "old school" basics, important for a solid foundation.
    For everyone (Posted on 4/12/12)
    Review by Metal man
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    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.
    Fairly Lame (Posted on 3/28/12)
    Review by Butch
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    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.
    A VERY good tool! (Posted on 5/17/11)
    Review by BRIAN
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    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!
    Excellent book. A great start for a beginner (Posted on 12/27/10)
    Review by Will
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    This book is a no nonsense, straightforward, quick read, with clearly described procedures and theory that anybody wanting to do metalwork can directly apply to their project immediately. I highly recommend this book!
    PERFECT (Posted on 12/27/10)
    Review by TheOldCar
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book the moment I opened it. As the above comments stated, I too found this book more helpful than the many other so-called professional auto body books that I own. The book reeks of history in the truest sense; It is a real beauty in its writing style and the beautiful design of the cover. And most of all, it explains metal bumping in the truest, to-the-point way I have EVER discovered. Crap, the humble, respectable way this book is designed and written makes me (the skeptic of advertising) want to buy every single tool Martin Tools makes! This book impressed me like an ancient treasure. It feels like a jewel that just can't be found these days!
    Worth the read (Posted on 10/23/10)
    Review by Daniel
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    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
    Buy it! (Posted on 7/15/10)
    Review by Sonny
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    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.

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