IF IT CAN BE DONE WITH SHEET METAL,
YOU’LL LEARN HOW HERE.
Not many people can say they learned the foundations of metal shaping at one of the most respected shops in the nation. During your 12 weeks in our Street Rod program, you’ll build the specialized skill set needed to completely modify the exterior of a car—starting with basic rust repair and panel replacement, then advancing to creating and applying custom modifications.
The skills and hands-on experience you’ll earn through this program can be applied to working on, modifying, and customizing anything out there with wheels or wings.
MIG / TIG WELDING
Including hands-on experience with TIG-welding aluminum
FORMING AND FOLDING METAL
Apply the foundational skills of metal shaping to today’s modern projects.
Refine your skills in airbrushing, gold leaf, stenciling, pearls and candies, woodgraining
WEEK 1 – 6
The focus of this phase is fabricating a class-sponsored project. You’ll begin the phase with MIG and TIG welding—including hands-on experience with TIG-welding aluminum—then move on to exploring the basic methods of forming and folding metal. Find the perfect finish by performing all the required body filler work, priming, blocking, and application of base and clear coats.
- TIG-weld aluminum
- Form and fold metal
- Apply base and clear coats
WEEK 7 – 12
Learn the foundational skills to today’s modern projects, using tools like English wheels, power hammers, and planishing hammers to complete projects ranging from simple rust hole repair to creating complete, customized panels. Additionally, you’ll complete an intensive custom painting course, focusing on refining your skills in airbrushing, gold leaf, stenciling, pearls and candies, woodgraining, as well as using vinyl cutters and plotters to create and cut out stencils.
- Repair rust holes
- Create and cut out stencils
- Explore custom paint design