Depending on their age……….to build dedication, confidence and experience AMG mentees train on Model Cars, Bicycles and Refrigerators before moving onto vehicles.
Those too young to drive are allowed to build model cars. This usually perks their interest in building full scale cars in their future. Dreams can develop early in life and just the small process of building model cars creates confidence and future goals while generating focus in their lives.
Those older but new to the program will start by completely taking apart a bicycle to strip and rebuild. Then they are allowed to practice on larger items like old refrigerators before they begin restoring cars. The refrigerators and vending machines are nice to practice the skills of large panel repairing and repainting.
Accomplishments lead to experience which builds confidence & self-character!
Check out our Pedal Car that competed at the 2014 The Chicago World of Wheels.
This is one of the unfinished Pedal Cars.
Check out the shop equipment!
Tools along with the proper training on how to use the tools allow individuals to identically fabricate & replicate new un-obtainable floor pans, fenders, door panels along with a variety of other metal parts needed to finish that classic vehicle. This craftsman skill is not common anymore in most body shops. A skilled person familiar with using these tools could create or build an entire car just from straight sheet metal. It also allows for customization of your HOT ROD!
Please check out the video as one of the new mentees gets his training on one of the metal forming tools.