Hi, I'm a physics student at Sonoma State University in Northern California and on my time off I like to work on fun projects. I've always had an affinity for working with metal and electronics and wanted to get into car customization. What's a good place to start for someone who has little to no experience? I worked at an auto body shop for a summer in high school and now I'll be taking a welding class next semester and I have the opportunity to take the auto shop series of classes. Should I start with classes or should I buy an old bug and just start taking it apart to rebuild it? Or both? How did you gurus get started?