Learn from one of Australia's most highly skilled coach builders.
This 3 day workshop covers the fundamentals required for panel shaping and fabrication. You will leave with the confidence to undertake larger shaping jobs.
We teach the basics from shrinking and stretching on a stump with a shot bag and mallet, to the complexities of smoothing reverse curves on the English wheel, using a variety of wheeling techniques in between.
We cover TIG welding, the welding process and reversal of shrinkage from welding. Low amp weld, welding with minimal heat affected areas as possible, then finishing with simple hammers, dollies and files.
With an equipped workshop there is the opportunity to try beadrolling and the universal sheet metal machine commonly known as a Pullmax.
- T.I.G. welding
- Hammer and dolly techniques
- Relieving the weld and correcting distortion, Planish and file, dressing
- Planning the repair, by breaking the repairs into manageable sizes
- Paper pattern / reading the pattern
- Layout of pattern
- Correct cutting of material
- Stretching and shrinking, difference between shrink and stretch
- Stump and shot bag blocking, stump shrinking
- Wheeling techniques, working to shapes high crown and reverse curve
- Simple edge turning techniques
- Wire edging
This workshop is led by Jamie Downie from Kustom Garage. For over 20 years Jamie has dedicated his life to the art of metal shaping and now has a reputation for excellence in vehicle body fabrication and restoration. Vehicles such as Rolls Royce, Delage, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, along with the occasional rod and custom, are all common place in the workshop.
(This is a hands on workshop and we cater for all skill levels).
Location: Melomotive, Unit 6 / 8 Stockyard Place, West Gosford, NSW
Price: $1,350 per person. This includes a specialised set of tools to take home plus lunch.
Date: Thursday 22nd - Saturday 24th November 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm each day
Melomotive Product Number: 012-0044