I'm really new to customizing in the sense that, even though I grew up with it all around me, I didn't actively partake in it like my dad and older brother. Now that my dad's too old to really do much in the garage and my brother's moved off to Indiana with his wife, I've suddenly taken an interest in it (go figure). Someday, I'd like to buy an old Hemicuda or Chevy Nova and restore it but right now I just have a Honda Civic which can't teach me much. I live in LA and there's this auto customization shop two blocks up from my house. I'm thinking of going by and asking them for an apprenticeship but do auto body places do that? Or am I better off trying to enroll in college courses? Are there trade schools for rebuilding old cars? Any direction would be much appreciated.