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Step-by-step descriptions of how to touch up nicks and scratches in your car's paint, fix minor dents, and repair rust damage.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1977 (v.55#6) pg. 192

How to find a car-body shop that will do the job right at the right price. Includes six points to check before paying the bill.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1986 (v.64#2) pg. 46

Patching rust spots in an automobile body.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #227 Mar 1982 (v.32#3) pg. 112

Removing and replacing automotive trim. A look at the 7 typical fasteners used to attach auto trims.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #281 Sep 1987 (v.37#7) pg. 96

Tip on removing a dealer's self-adhesive name tag from an auto body.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #311 Sep 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 92

How to fix a loose section of auto body trim or door molding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #314 Jan 1991 (v.41#1) pg. 71

Applying anti-chip film to the front on your car's hood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 56

How to find and silence auto body noises.
HOME MECHANIX #700 Aug 1986 (v.82) pg. 65

Tips on replacing wood grain vinyl exterior trim.
HOME MECHANIX #715 Nov 1987 (v.83) pg. 104

How to make sure your car is fixed right after a collision.
HOME MECHANIX #727 Nov 1988 (v.84) pg. 96

SPECIAL SECTION: Car care made easy. (1) Doing simple maintenance on "maintenance free" systems will result in longer component life. (2) Patching body damage caused by rust. (3) Using decorative panels and trim to cover up body damage, worn areas, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #733 May 1989 (v.85) pg. 57

Fit and trim. How to repair or replace broken and missing body moldings and other cosmetic fixes to make your car look better.
HOME MECHANIX #736 Aug 1989 (v.85) pg. 60

Paintless dent repair. How it is done and how to tell if your car's damage qualifies.
HOME MECHANIX #784 Apr 1994 (v.90) pg. 36

Tip: How to re-install a car door panel so the rod that operates the lock comes up through the sill easily.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1985 (v.10#9) pg. 29

How to repair minor body dents. Using plastic body filler, aerosol paint, and water sandpaper to repair car dents.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #471 Aug 1967 (v.63) pg. 104

Repair rusted out auto floors with cold rolled steel sheet, metal screws and roofing cement.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #483 Aug 1968 (v.64) pg. 15

Tips on caring for a convertible top.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #503 Apr 1970 (v.66) pg. 112

How to find and fix squeaks and rattles in your car.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #504 May 1970 (v.66) pg. 90

Repairing rusted out rocker panels and other low body rust.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #525 Feb 1972 (v.68) pg. 104

Making minor body repairs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 15

Patching torn and cracked vinyl.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #661 Jun 1983 (v.79) pg. 22

How to prevent water leaks in your car.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #679 Nov 1984 (v.80) pg. 20

How to silence squeaks and rattles in your car.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #680 Dec 1984 (v.80) pg. 80

Go ahead, do your own body work. Tips on removing dents, restoring rotted-out areas, replacing beat-up chrome strips and replacing battered grills.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1967 (v.127#1) pg. 178

Dent puller is made from pipe fillings and a hexhead bolt.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1969 (v.132#4) pg. 198

Car Care Guide. How to locate and eliminate body noise.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. S28

Car Care Guide. How to maintain and repair your car's body.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. S60

Professional body man tells how to repair and repaint a dent in auto body using plastic filler. Photos illustrate the process.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1974 (v.142#3) pg. 130

A wet plunger may be able to pull out a shallow dent in a door panel or other large expanse of metal.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1975 (v.144#2) pg. 24

Tips on buying used (recycled) car parts from auto junk yards and recycling centers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1976 (v.145#1) pg. 70

Troubleshooting auto bodies, inside and out. PM 1976 Car Care Guide.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 145

How to pull out a dent in sheet metal, using only a hammer and a sheet metal screw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1977 (v.147#4) pg. 49

PM 1979 Car Care Guide. How to eliminate body rust. Three repair methods described.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1979 (v.151#5) pg. 228

How to fix a rusted trunk, battery tray, headlight brackets, holes, body panel, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1983 (v.159#5) pg. 129

Repairing minor body damage.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1984 (v.161#12) pg. 35

SPECIAL SECTION: How to tune up your whole car to keep it running and looking like new. Step-by-step guide for tuning up your engine, chassis, interior, and exterior.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1987 (v.164#5) pg. 101

Performance tuning guide. All the how-to you need to get better automobile looks. Covers monochroming, engine detailing, new paints, shaping up soft bodies, and waxing.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1988 (v.165#5) pg. 94

Repairing plastic body panels. Both rigid plastic and flexible plastic repairs are covered.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1990 (v.167#9) pg. 109

The whole car tuneup. (1) Tune up your engine. (2) Tune up your exterior. (3) Tune up your chassis. (4) Tune up your interior.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1993 (v.170#5) pg. 79, 82, 86, 90, 94

Silencing automobile squeaks and rattles. Tightening and replacing fasteners, adding foam spacers, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1994 (v.171#2) pg. 81

How to replace hood and hatch struts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1997 (v.174#6) pg. 119

How to fix those dents in your car. Includes plans for making your own wood handle body file and a slide-hammer dent puller.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1967 (v.190#3) pg. 138

How to fix a small dent in a car body with a few inexpensive tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1970 (v.196#5) pg. 122

Step-by-step instructions, with photos, describe how to repair rusted-out holes with fiberglass screening and body filler, how to repair scratches, how to repair an area plagued with chipped paint and how to repair dents.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1977 (v.211#6) pg. 104

Repairing plastic auto-body parts. Tips on new techniques and materials.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1985 (v.227#6) pg. 87

Photos illustrate how to repair minor dents in autos using plastic filler.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1968 (v.39#10) pg. 78

Automobile trim fastener ideas.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #176 Mar 1991 (v.15#8) pg. 21

Tip on using an air lift bag to remove dents in restricted access areas of vehicles (quarter panels, doors, cowls, ...).
SKINNED KNUCKLES #200 Mar 1993 (v.17#8) pg. 14

Auto body woodwork. Part 1. Introduction and nomenclature. Includes an illustrated chart from Fisher Body showing the proper names of wood parts and panels.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #208 Nov 1993 (v.18#4) pg. 20

Tips on restoring auto body woodwork.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #208 Nov 1993 (v.18#4) pg. 23
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #210 Jan 1994 (v.18#6) pg. 36

Auto body woodwork. Part 2. The construction of Fisher Body body sills.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #211 Feb 1994 (v.18#7) pg. 20

Auto body woodwork. Part 3. The construction and service of Fisher Body front body pillars, main body pillars and adjoining parts.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #213 Apr 1994 (v.18#9) pg. 18

Tips for restoring wooden bodies.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #213 Apr 1994 (v.18#9) pg. 22

Tip on relocating doors, hoods, and deck lids in their original position after removal.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #213 Apr 1994 (v.18#9) pg. 31

Auto body woodwork. Part 4. The construction and service of Fisher Body rear quarter and back of wood framework.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #215 Jun 1994 (v.18#11) pg. 24

Auto body woodwork. Part 5. Construction and service of Fisher Body roof framework.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #217 Aug 1994 (v.19#1) pg. 26

Auto body woodwork. Part 6. The construction and service of Fisher Body wood framework of doors and the adjustable front seat.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #219 Oct 1994 (v.19#3) pg. 23

Auto body woodwork. Part 7. The removal and replacement of Fisher Body roof coverings.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #221 Dec 1994 (v.19#5) pg. 26

Auto body woodwork. Part 8. The construction and service of Fisher Body coupe body sills.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #223 Feb 1995 (v.19#7) pg. 23

Auto body woodwork. Part 9. The construction and service of Fisher Body coupe decks and rear belt rails.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #225 Apr 1995 (v.19#9) pg. 25

Advice on refinishing wood trim in fine automobiles.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #244 Nov 1996 (v.21#4) pg. 6

Tip on removing old hardened running board rubber from the steel backing.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #251 Jun 1997 (v.21#11) pg. 39

Servicing the postwar Volkswagen Beetle. Part 25. Body work. Part 1.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #257 Dec 1997 (v.22#5) pg. 29

Servicing the postwar Volkswagen Beetle. Part 26. Easy bodywork repairs using a dinging hammer and dolly. Tips on filling, priming, sanding, painting, etc.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #259 Feb 1998 (v.22#7) pg. 31

Restoration road. Part 16. Auto body woodwork.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #261 Apr 1998 (v.22#9) pg. 11

Restoration road. Part 17. Auto body sheet metal repair. Basic tools and techniques.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #262 May 1998 (v.22#10) pg. 9

Restoration road. Part 18. Auto body sheet metal repair. Dent pulling, adding new sections, hammer welding, and flanging.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #263 Jun 1998 (v.22#11) pg. 11

Restoration road. Part 19. Auto body filling with lead.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #264 Jul 1998 (v.22#12) pg. 29

Restoration road. Part 20. Auto body filling with plastic.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #265 Aug 1998 (v.23#1) pg. 9

Tip on removing running board rubber that has been vulcanized directly to the steel.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #268 Nov 1998 (v.23#4) pg. 35