TWO TRAINEES SELECTED FROM BOURBON, MO.
This semester began with the selection of two trainees from Crawford County RII High School, Bourbon, Missouri. Auto Artisans selected a girl and boy, in their junior year. Each currently attends Rolla Technical Institute, Rolla, Missouri.
The trainee’s have trained on mig welding, grinding welds, tapping out dents, body filler, sanding, scuffing, panel alignment and replacement, cut off tools, plasma cutter and media blasting, final chassis preparation, seam sealing, three stages of primer coats, base color, clear and buffing for maximum paint quality.
Each trainee observed and participated in the first days filming by BCII of Burbank, Ca. for Hot Rod TV to be aired on the Speed Channel, Sept.24, 2011.
Second stage of filming was July 9, 2011 with both trainee’s participation. Assembly begins with suspension, brakes & steering. Gateway did not receive the needed parts allowing them to install the engine & transmission & conduct initial firing.
Aug. 4, 2011 proved to be a very interesting day when Dale Butel of Route 66 Tours from Australia stopped in to visit the guys at Gateway Classic Mustang. The trainee’s were able to visit with the tour group and discuss their experience building on the Auto Traded Classic mustang.
Final round of filming was Aug. 13, 2011. Project cars final assembly, test drive and overall quality review & adjustments. The reveal was held during the Good Guy show, Joliet, Il. Nascar raceway.
Morning filming went as scheduled with a great audience gathered to observe the process of creating a Hot Rod TV show. The afternoon was interrupted by a severe thunderstorm, halting the shoot.
Production manager, Dennis Zerull continued with individual interviews while waiting for the weather to clear. Brian Medford of Auto Trader Classic sat with both trainee’s while conducting interviews to be posted on the Auto Trader Classic web site, autotraderclassic.com.
AUTO TRADER CLASSIC CONSIGNS A BUILD TO REFLECT COMPANY CHARACTERISTIC.
Auto Trader Classic met with Hot Rod TV to discuss the filming of a build that depicts and reflects the quality, character, performance and style of their company. The project car will be sold on Auto Trader Classics.Com with final profits being donated to the Alliance of Auto Artisans.
Auto Trader Classics has consigned the build of a 1969 Mustang with Gateway Classic Mustang, Bourbon, Mo. They (ATC) chose the high performance option, resulting in superior power, tremendous handling and yet a street car ride. Features include, Ford Racings new 5.0 Coyote engine, Keisler Engineering RS500 5 speed transmission followed by The 9” Factory third member. All under control of Gateway Performance Suspensions steering, struts and 3 link system.
Remaining parts, products and supplies were provided by the following:
B F Goodrich, Dupont Automotive Coatings, Dupli-Color, Dynacorn International, American Auto Wire, Curtis Speed, AMK Products, Magnaflow, Baer brakes, Dynatech, TMI Products, Prestolite, AFCO schocks, Dynamic Control, Performance Rod & Custom radiator & fan, IDIDIT Inc. tilt colunm, Tank’s Inc. fuel pump, Vintage Air, Canton Racing Products sump oil pan, Speed By Spector, Classic Instruments, JRD Distributor International Inc. door glass, Ring Brothers door handles, Phenix Industries AN fittings & hoses, Quick Time bellhousing, Hays clutch & pressure plate, Accel, Optima Batteries, Iron Clad work gloves, Scott Drake misc. interior parts, head lights & trim.