One Day Class




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Wray Schelin’s one day class

2016 Class Schedule:

  • Janaury 30
  • February 27
  • March 19
  • April 23
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 30
  • August 27
  • September 3
  • October 29
  • November 26
  • December 17


Now offering a one day inspirational coachbuilding/ metalshaping class. This class is designed to appeal to the collector car enthusiast that has desired to attend my four day coachbuilding class but the opportunity to take several travel days and a three or four days at the class is impossible with their busy schedule.

In this one day class learn information, skills, and techniques that will take you years to learn on your own. Learn in a well tooled 20000 sq ft shop that is one of the best collector automobile sheet metal shaping facilities in the world. At Pro Shaper Sheet Metal our team works seven days a week on collector car sheet metal panels- that is all we do besides offering the classes.



This comprehensive and inspirational one day class is offered for only $300.00 per person and includes a free lunch.

If you would like to attend with a son or daughter to let them see what is possible they can attend free  (sixteen or younger).

The one day class will be a demonstration class with some hands-on experience.  The class will run from 9:00 am till noon, break for lunch. The class resumes at 1:00 pm and goes to 5:30pm.  Break one and half hours for supper till 7:00pm. The class resumes at 7:00pm to 9:00pm. From 9:00 pm till midnight is optional, this will be the time for hands on experience.

What will be covered?

The class will be very thorough, discussing and demonstrating with different examples in detail the full spectrum of methods used to shape flat sheet sheet metal into perfect fenders or body shapes. All questions will be answered.

Design and Bucks:


Discussion and demonstration of the different methods used to develop a shape.

Wood bucks

Metal bucks

Flexible shape patterns




Discussion and demonstration of the full spectrum of tools available to shape sheet metal.


Space requirements

Shop made tooling

Noise factors

Welding methods:.


How to create a perfect butt joint.

How to make a perfect weld that when done is invisible on both sides of the panel.

How to remove the distortion in the sheet caused by the heat.

How to properly grind and finish welds.

Shaping methods:


Discussion and demonstration of the many ways to shrink and stretch sheet metal.

Standard compound curves

Reverse compound curves

Shearing methods

Different methods used around the world


How to add beads, beltlines, joggles, raised sections, wired edges, flanges, hems, etc.



Methods used to finish a panel so no filler is needed.