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Auto Body Students Customize Replica Guitar Bodies

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5c111b5e4a275 Custom guitars made by Dillon M. and Christian B. (both Sandwich)

Custom guitars made by Dillon M. and Christian B. (both Sandwich)

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5c111b5e4a275 Crazy guitar in progress by Charles K. (Yorkville)

Crazy guitar in progress by Charles K. (Yorkville)

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5c111b5e4a275 Devyn H. (Sandwich) created a beartooth guitar.

Devyn H. (Sandwich) created a beartooth guitar.

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5c111b5e4a275 Emi M. (Plano) and her hand drawn custom guitar

Emi M. (Plano) and her hand drawn custom guitar

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5c111b5e4a275 Charlie V. (Somonauk) and his flaked out guitar

Charlie V. (Somonauk) and his flaked out guitar

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5c111b5e4a275 Austin E. (Somonauk) with his striped and flaked guitar

Austin E. (Somonauk) with his striped and flaked guitar

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5c111b5e4a275 This snakeskin slash guitar is the creation of Trent C. (Somonauk).

This snakeskin slash guitar is the creation of Trent C. (Somonauk).

As we head to the end of the first semester, students are getting a couple of projects completed. We just completed some minor rust repair on a 1997 Jeep Wrangler which needed work in the rocker panel, fender, quarter panel, under the windshield, and on the driver’s door. We also repaired dents in the hood and the grille. The repairs were such that we had to patch with new metal and fiberglass. It was tough job and lots of paint work too. This tested students for repairs as well as painting and masking. 

 

We have begun working on our second take-home project for the year, the Guitar project. The students are taking miniature replica guitar bodies and putting a custom spin on them. The only restriction that was given was that they had to paint the guitars a base color and come up with a design.

 

To create the design they could use paint, flake, sharpies, and paint pens. The bodies are raw wood and the students have to sand, prime, and paint. We have students that are going for simple designs to more complex designs. This project will teach the students to spray on odd shaped items, and how to plan out a paint job. Students will also learn some tricks and how to really think about the simplest way to accomplish a design. They will learn to work smarter - not harder.

 

Stay tuned for updated pictures of the Guitar project. This should be awesome!

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