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Old 03-13-2003, 04:17 PM
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My daughter is crazy about cars. She is a constant companion to any car show. Our favorite is MSRA's "Back to the 50s" in St. Paul, MN. 10,000+ great cars and lots of other stuff. She even was a winner in their model car contest last year. She is beginning to think about what she wants to do for a career. She really would like to learn to customize cars and open her own street rod shop someday(dad wouldn't mind it either). Does anyone know if there is a school anywhere in the US (or anywhere else) that teaches this stuff?

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<a href="http://www.wyotech.com/" target="_blank">WyoTech</a>
I'm sending my nephew there this year. Hot Rod University.
About $18,000 w/o housing but I think it's worth it.

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Custom Chrome is correct. Also she could learn alot from this website that schools simple can't or won't teach you. All of us here are more than happy to help. I myself am a body tech, but there are many others here from engineers to daily motor heads. If she's intrested tell her to look around and read through the Knowledge Base section, there are many things to learn there written by members here and also from other web sites. Also if you can post some pic's of the winning model that would be nice.

Side note: HRK if your out there didn't you win at Back to the '50's last year with one of your models?

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Being a teacher, it is great to see a young person interested in a career option. Buy the magazines, like Custom Rodder, Rod&Custom, Street Rod Builder and Street Rodder. Start buying tools and replicate some things they show on a cheap first car or even just odds and ends- I've made panels for the fun of it, then frenched something in and painted, just for practice. WyoTech is great- I've sent many kids there and they are doing well in their chosen careers. Visit shops or home builders in your area, or even take a vacation to a big shop in another state. Good Luck!!!
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maybe she could ask round the rod shops for work experience, even if it was just sweeping floors after school, i'm sure she'd learn something.
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Start with the basics. Welding, bondo, fibreglass and most of all, MATH. All types of math
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