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Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Museum Quality Vehicle Restoration Workshops

Registration for 2018 opens April 1, 2017

Download 2018 Restoration Workshop Registration Form (1.5 MB)

Are you thinking about restoring a vintage vehicle, or are already in the process, and would like to learn more?

Then the Museum-Quality Vehicle Restoration Workshops presented each year at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum might be just what you are looking for.

Participants can choose between one-day workshops on such highly sought-after topics as metal finish repair or they can enroll in either the three day series or the complete five day series. Shop crew

"The common denominator among participants is an interest in antique vehicles," says Darren Wiberg, head of restoration services at the museum. "For some people, it's just a fun way to spend some time. Some people own their own restoration shops and later send their staff members. Quite a few retired gentlemen, as well as father and son duos attend."

The museum's Restoration Shop professionals instruct the workshops. Team specialists include a precision machinist and welder, a bare-metal-finish body repairman, painter and conservator.

Early registration is recommended for the workshops, as they fill up quickly.

Each course is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration includes a Restoration Manual, admission to the museum on the day of the course and lunch


BookRestoration Workshop (5 day option)

Weekday Courses

Vehicle Restoration Process – Feb 12, 2018
Learn how to organize a body-off-frame, museum-quality restoration project.

  • How to choose your restoration project
  • How to source parts
  • How to research information on assembly procedures

Mechanical Inspection and Assessment – Feb 13, 2018
Gain an understanding of how to evaluate, repair and maintain your engine and chassis.

  • Initial diagnosis
  • Tear down
  • Sourcing parts and contractors

Metal Finish Repair on Automobile Bodies – Feb 14, 2018
Learn repair techniques for sheet metal body panels.

  • How to make body repairs without the use of body filler
  • How to apply body solder
  • How to use a "body file"

Surface Preparation, Paints and Finishes – Feb 15, 2018
Gain an understanding of how to prepare, paint and finish vehicle surfaces.

  • Substrate preparation
  • Block sanding
  • Paint application

Vehicle Interiors, Trim and Exterior Detailing – Feb 16, 2018
Learn how to evaluate, repair and maintain

  • Plastics
  • Upholstery
  • Metal
  • Paint
  • Wood

3 day option for Restoration Workshops:

We are pleased to offer these additional Restoration Workshops (3 day option)

  • Metal Finish Repair on Automobile Bodies - Feb 7, 2018
  • Surface Preparation, Paints and Finishes - Feb 8, 2018
  • Vehicle Interiors, Trim and Exterior Detailing - Feb 9, 2018

 

Last reviewed/revised: April 26, 2017