Students Hone Skills in the Auto Body Shop
The second semester is a busy one. Students in Auto Body are working to complete projects while other projects are waiting to get in the shop. Students are working on finishing a Harley Davidson color change, some rust repair on an old GMC Sierra Grande, and a student is working to put on a new truck bed and then paint his truck.
The Harley Davidson is a full sized touring motorcycle with saddlebags and tour pack that is getting a color change from black and yellow to black and red. This project has helped students learn the process for two-tone paint jobs and how to mask them.
The GMC Sierra Grande came to us in search of some minor rust repair. We are working on the bottoms of the doors, and the bottoms of the rockers and fenders. For this process we removed the doors so that we can work on both the inside and outside of the door bottoms. The rockers and bottoms of the fenders needed minor rust repair.
We are also working on one of our fellow students' 1998 Chevy 3500 pickup truck. We are putting on new doors, repairing the right cab corner, and the student purchased a new (used) bed which also needed work. Unfortunately the new doors had some damage from shipping that needed to be repaired, but we are up to the challenge! We have repairs on the used bed nearly complete and most of the truck will get a fresh coat of red paint.
Projects are nearing completion and soon we will have more projects coming in. We are keeping busy in Auto Body to finish the year strong.