YOU MAY have noticed weve had the same give-away book in our Mailbag section for the last few months, with good reason.

Its the Haynes Car Bodywork Repair Manual and covers fixing panels through to painting. Lyndsay Porter is the author and it was first published in 1985, with a revision in 1991.

Okay some of the materials have updated over time, but really the principles and techniques are the same.

Though illustrated only in black and white, we like the fact the photos are plentiful, giving a useful step-by-step guide, and the text is simple.

It comes in hard cover and costs around $35 we got ours through Motor Book World. Worth the money.