Multiple Projects Keep Auto Body Students Busy
The second semester is off to a busy start. To sum it up, we are just finishing up the body work on a Chevy Silverado where we had to patch in a new wheel well and fix rust on the other wheel well. We are finishing up a VW Beetle that had some peeling paint, and finishing off a Brushmasters project pedal car to be auctioned off. Also, we just completed two sets of motorcycle parts.
The Silverado is a big project. We had to patch both outer wheel wells as well as replace the complete inner wheel well on the passenger side. The body work is just about complete, and the truck will be ready to prime and paint in the next week or so.
The VW Beetle had some paint peeling on the roof and the driver’s fender that has been repaired, and is just about done being painted. We are painting the front bumper cover insert to match the car as well. We struggled a little with the color and will need to blend the color on the front bumper.
We were given a pedal car that is to be auctioned off at the World of Wheels event taking place in Rosemont March 6-8th. All proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The pedal car came to us in pink, and is now a beautiful gold flake and red candy paint. Just a few finishing touches by Mr. Winters and it will be complete! Hoping this will bring in a lot of money for the Ronald McDonald House, and help families stay together during difficult times.
We wrapped up two of the three motorcycle projects we have in the shop. One was a candy red paint job; the other was a black cherry two-tone paint job. The customer was extremely happy with the parts and looks forward to putting them back on the motorcycles.
The remainder of the year looks to be busy as we finish up these projects and bring in a few more to get done before the end of the school year.