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anybody around San Jose want to take an autobody class?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by yorgatron, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. yorgatron
    Joined: Jan 25, 2002
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    i'm currently taking a night class at CCOC (central county occupational center) for autobody,and the teacher was saying how frustrating it was for people to be dropping out of the class all the time.
    i mentioned that there are a lot of people who would like to learn some serious metal shaping,and don't mind paying for it.
    he said he might look into requesting some equipment,like an english wheel,shrinker/stretcher,planishing hammer etc. (in addition to all the stuff they have already,including a frame table and 3 paint booths) if the demand is there.
    so what i'm asking is that you show up for the hot rod & muscle carshow they're having May 16th.
    and tell him,yes,this class would be a good idea.
    the class i'm taking cost $150 and is 3 hours one night a week,something like 54 hours total.
    i think the metalshaping class would probably cost about the same.
    this is a great resource IMHO and i think we should take advantage of it.
    let me know what you think...
  2. CLSSY56
    Joined: Dec 19, 2002
    Posts: 1,219


    That's a good price, I'd sign up but the commute would kill me.
  3. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,763


    GREAT idea! While I'm not going to attend in SanJose I have been researching taking some autobody and mechanical classes at the local community college in the fall/winter.
  4. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
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  5. I'd be up for it George, as long as it was on one of my days off.
  6. notebooms
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
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    Alliance Member

    i'd be game if the teacher is great and the location/time works.

    -scott noteboom
  7. yorgatron
    Joined: Jan 25, 2002
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    there's only 2 people who wanna take this class? :confused:

    just being able to use the shop is worth the money,there's some guy that has been working on a mullet-mobile mustang on a rotisserie for i don't know how long :rolleyes:
  8. Bort62
    Joined: Jan 11, 2007
    Posts: 594


    I would be into it as long as it was a time I could make it.
  9. Hoptup Jalop
    Joined: Sep 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,118

    Hoptup Jalop

    maybe it the times dont conflict with work...where is this located??
  10. johnnyboy805
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
    Posts: 30


    Ive actually had a lot of trouble getting into classes at ccoc. I tried getting into the introductory welding class but couldnt because the class was full even before registration opened! They said it was virtually impossible to get into the class unless you were already in the system. If people really do drop out as much as you say they do, then it is a shame that people like me that really want to take the class arent able to.

    Hopefully, I wont run into this problem with the metal shaping class.
  11. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    I might be into it George, depending on time, etc. since I would need to get back and forth from Berkeley. But, once a week is probably doable. If it was 2-3 times a week, I probably wouldn't be able to. Regardless, I would love to learn some metal working skills. Just hard to make the time working so much.
  12. yorgatron
    Joined: Jan 25, 2002
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    i told this guy i could get 20-30 people easy for this class,don't make me a liar! ;)
  13. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,040


    The exact schedule is critical for me, but I'd LOVE to get into a class like this....

    If he/you/anyone knows the exact schedule, and the procedure for getting enrolled - if I can make it work, I'm there!

  14. MN Falcon
    Joined: May 21, 2007
    Posts: 566

    MN Falcon

    Wow, I wish I could do that -- $150 is cheap. I was looking t taking some basic welding here in the Twin Cities to brush up my skills with the new MIG, but they are getting $300-400. I would love the opportunity to learn some real metal shaping also!
  15. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,351

    from Napa, CA

    I'd do it if it didn't conflict with my work schedule. what evenings are we looking at?
  16. Dennis M.
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 31

    Dennis M.
    from San Jose

    I would do it depending on time and day.
  17. yorgatron
    Joined: Jan 25, 2002
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    holy crap! :eek:
    i been wondering when you'd check in...:D
  18. yorgatron
    Joined: Jan 25, 2002
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    if this class was taught by Ron Covell you'd pay $250 for 1 day...
  19. 4woody
    Joined: Sep 4, 2002
    Posts: 2,108


    I'm in the same boat as the others: I'd do it depending on scheduling.
  20. Hans
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
    Posts: 363


    As schedule permits...

    Even one Saturday a month would be cool...
  21. alvisoroadsters
    Joined: Jun 9, 2005
    Posts: 249

    from Cupertino

    Two more !!! Jake & I have been wanting to get in there this summer.
    I want to get him off to the welding class also
  22. 64squire
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 19


    Is that the place behind the the auto dealerships on Capital Expressway? I took the beginning welding class there in the late 70's. I'd be interested.
  23. yorgatron
    Joined: Jan 25, 2002
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    i'm gonna send everyone a PM and also i need everyone to come to the show May 16th if possible so we can show that there is a real demand for this sort of thing.
  24. Chuck R
    Joined: Dec 23, 2001
    Posts: 1,347

    Chuck R

    This sounds like a great place to learn. Send me an invite I would like to check it out.
  25. I wish to hell they'd had this when I took auto body at school. We learned collision repair, which is not the same thing as metal finishing - you supplied a fender, he put a little dent in it, you hammered it back out so far and used plastic to finish the rest and painted it. Meanwhile I wanted to learn about chopping tops and making filler panels and so on.

    I'd sign up but it's kinda on the wrong coast for me.
  26. germag
    Joined: Apr 22, 2007
    Posts: 4


    I am local and very interested. Please send me an invite and any info on the show on May 16th....
  27. heinz
    Joined: Sep 29, 2006
    Posts: 78

    from CA

    I would be interested. This place is great, launched a career for myself and my brother. Keep us posted.
  28. Yeah, come on George...

    Tell us all about the Hudson Show on 1st Street at the hotel by Hwy 101 in San Jose..opposite the Metro Light Rail Station...
  29. yorgatron
    Joined: Jan 25, 2002
    Posts: 4,228

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    uhh...that show is the week after this one. :rolleyes:

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  30. There ya go then...the correct info is needed promptly :D

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