508-347-7749
wesparts@charter.net
253C Worcester Rd.
Charlton, MA 01507
JUN
06
2017

June 2017 Coachbuilding-Metal Shaping Class

The June class finished last night it was another awesome opportunity to meet a great group of people that have a passion for learning all they could about the craft of shaping and welding sheet metal into art- car forms, or sculpture. Micah Wolfe-Parsons from OK attended with
JUN
06
2017

May 2017 Metal Shaping – Coachbuilding Class

Thanks to all that attended my May 19, 20, 21, 21— 2017 coachbuilding class, it was a very special and very productive class. Benjamin Starr and Steve Shepard were at the shop to help out where ever they could, I always appreciate their help. The students came from all over,
MAY
19
2015

COACHBUILDING CLASS 2ND MAY CLASS

Finished the second coachbuilding class in May. This class was attended by three guys ( John, Chris and Mike from US Car Tool ( www.uscartool.com) in NC and two guys from ( http://www.gabrielsportscar.com) Gabriel Sports Car in Yonkers, NY ( Frank and Javier. Frank had called me
COMMENT 0
MAY
06
2015

Coachbuilding class May

My early May coachbuilding class ended yesterday. This class was unusual in that every attendee had ZERO experience in shaping sheet metal, with the exception of Jonathan from FL. His only previous experience was attending my January class. Everybody was very eager to learn and
COMMENT 0
APR
07
2015

COACHBUILDING CLASS APRIL 2015

My April coachbuilding class was a great time. The guys were all motivated to learn as much as possible and they all did outstanding work. Attendees Brian, Jeff, Elton, and Jim all own small English wheels and had a little shaping experience. Bob and Dave were total novices. All
COMMENT 0
MAR
08
2015

COACHBUILDING CLASS MARCH 2015 – PART 1

My March sheet metal shaping class is at the beginning of day three. Another great bunch of enthusiastic car guys are attending. I had six signed up for the class but Jim from NJ, had to transfer into the April class because of bad driving conditions last Thursday. John from NH
COMMENT 0
MAR
08
2015

COACHBUILDING CLASS MARCH 2015 – PART 2

One more class progress picture of Bruce from NH slapping his reverse curve panel into the correct radius profile on the post dolly. This is the first panel Bruce has ever made, it’s the rear reverse curve section of the side skirt of Scott’s 1934 Ford front fender.
COMMENT 0
MAR
08
2015

COACHBUILDING CLASS MARCH 2015 – PART 3

Some day three pictures from Wray Schelin’s March 2015 coachbuilding class in Stafford Springs, CT. Tim from MO has been shaping a new .060″ 3003 aluminum boot lid skin for Kevin’s Cobra. He has the two panels that make up the boot lid skin all perfect
COMMENT 0
MAR
08
2015

COACHBUILDING CLASS MARCH 2015 – PART 4

Still more pictures from day three of Wray Schelin’s March 2015 coachbuilding class. The first picture is of Bruce with his1934 Ford fender reverse curve skirt section that he made. This was the first panel he has ever made. The second picture is of Kevin’s finished
COMMENT 0
MAR
08
2015

COACHBUILDING CLASS MARCH 2015 – PART 5

Day four of my March 2015 coachbuilding class is over. In the next few posts are some of the pictures of the two projects we worked on. Scott from Canada brought a modified 1934 Ford fiberglass front fender with a larger hump over the wheel to allow more clearance. At the class
COMMENT 0
MAR
08
2015

COACHBUILDING CLASS MARCH 2015 – PART 6

Pictures from Monday day four of my March 2015 coachbuilding class. 1- Jack and Kevin working on the new Cobra hood panel turning up the flange. 2- The new hood skin with the edge flange at 90 degrees. 3- the new hood with the support structure test fit. 4- Tim tapping out some
COMMENT 0
MAR
08
2015

COACHBUILDING CLASS MARCH 2015 – PART 7

The finished Cobra panels made by Kevin and Tim for Kevin’s Cobra. My April class is sold out. I have a few openings left for my May class. June and later are all available. You will learn at my class that you can make world class quality panels in aluminum or steel sheet
COMMENT 0
FEB
09
2015

Coachbuilding Class February 2015 – Part 1

Here are a couple of pictures from my ongoing February coachbuilding class. Kevin and Barry wheeled this Cobra hood skin. Steve is wheeling a rear section of the 550 Porsche Spyder right rear quarter. Another fantastic class, everyone is doing great making panels and having fun. Wray
COMMENT 0
FEB
09
2015

Coachbuilding Class February 2015 – Part 2

A few more pictures from my February coachbuilding class. Kevin and Barry in the early stages of wheeling out a new Cobra hood skin. Stan wheeling a section of the 550 Porsche Spyder left rear quarter. Wray
COMMENT 0
FEB
09
2015

Coach building Class February 2015 – Part 3

A few final pictures from my February coachbuilding class. The class made quite a few panels for the 550 Porsche Spyder build project and several panels for the Cobra. Pictures: 1 – Nick made,fit, and riveted the aluminum securing edge to the tubing support structure for
COMMENT 0
JAN
07
2015

First coachbuilding class JANUARY 2015

Had an awesome group of guys take my first coachbuilding class. We all worked on a Porsche 550 Spyder left rear fender made from .060″ aluminum. Jonathan from FL and Ethan from MA stayed late to finish as much as we could get done on the fender. Still lots of edge details
COMMENT 0
JAN
07
2015

FIRST COACHBUILDING JANUARY 2015 CLASS PART 2

Here’s another shot of the new Porsche 550 Spyder aluminum rear fender made at my January coachbuilding class The new rear fender is sitting on the fiberglass body that was used as the surface information. Need to make the door and rocker panel in the next few coachbuilding
COMMENT 0