Turn Pro at WyoTech
Not many people can say they learned the foundations of metal shaping at one of the only shops in the nation still dedicated to teaching this incredible art form… but you can.
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. If it can be done with sheet metal, you’ll learn how to do it here.
Including hands-on experience with TIG-welding aluminum
forming and folding metal
Apply the foundational skills of metal shaping to today’s modern projects.
The focus of this phase is fabricating a class-sponsored project, including performing all the required body filler work, priming, blocking, and application of base and clear coats. 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.
Here’s where you’ll get familiar with the specialized metal-shaping skills and equipment used back before the days of mass production—back when cars were still built by hand, each piece of sheet metal precisely hammered and shaped under a craftsman’s watchful eye. We’ll teach you how to apply those 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.
In the last half of the class, you’ll complete a one-week 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.