The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, May 26, 1982, Page 5, Image 5

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    About Life
une of g kind class featured"
WILLIAMS EXAMINES three terms’ worth of work on silver ’63 Corvette which will be shown at swap meet this summer.
The Auto Body Fiberglass class, the only one of its kind in
United States, which had been given the death sentence for
1982-83 school year, has been rescued from its fate and
resume fall term at the College.
The class attracts automotive majors, and students from all
ks of life and enables them to repair and restore their
líeles. The class is held every other Saturday.
Instructor John Jensen, who years earlier went through the
omotive program at the College, does not recommend the
is for those who are unwilling to put up with such “minor”
onveniences as “fiberglass itch,” fiberglass dust (which
meates every available object), extensive elbow grease,
jrs from resins and thinners (which test the olfactory senses),
i the 12-hour class period.
Those who are willing to put forth the effort in projects
ich may last the school year or sometimes even a couple of
rs, depending on the restoration, are encouraged by occa-
nal visits by “survivors” with their completed restorations,
me “survivors” even come back and go through the process
econd time with another damaged car.
Many of the cars are “totaled” and can be purchased by
dents for a reasonable price. The students consider their
irs of labor an “investment” in a car whose value will ap-_
¡cíate if properly restored. But perhaps the most predominant
ue at the end of a project is that of pride-pride at not only
/¡ng restored a vehicle-but in having learned and mastered
Is in a long and arduous process.
Story and photo by Laura Henkes—•
. ! !
VAN KOTEN and wife Vicki (not pictured), com*
a ’63 Corvette. Their current project is this ’63 con*
, May 26, 1982
TOM BELL, CCC GED instructor sands back of a 63 Corvette convertible, which
had been totaled.
FLASHY RED ‘55 draws admiration of class. Bert Lukens’ (right foreground) next
undertaking is father-son project on ’59 Corvette with his son, Kurt.
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