Petersen Auto Museum to Host Intro to Fiberglass Fabrication Seminar This Saturday

Jul 7, 2010

The Petersen Automotive Museum, located in Los Angeles, has announced that it will host an “Introduction to Fiberglass Fabrication” seminar on Saturday, July 10 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The class will be taught by Tim Fitzpatrick, former Senior Model Maker for Chrysler and a master model maker and fiberglass expert with over 26 years of automotive industry experience, according to the Petersen Museum.

Fitzpatrick has worked on the Dodge Viper and Plymouth Prowler concept models and has done the fiberglass and carbon-fiber work on Chip Foose‘s legendary hot rods such as P-32, Hemisfear, Terracuda, and Impression.

According to the Petersen Museum, the seminar is ideal for those looking for a hands-on introduction to working with fiberglass. It will include a mixture of discussion, demonstration and hands-on work that will introduce participants to the fabrication process from buck and mold to layup and finishing work. Topics covered will include how to build lightweight custom parts and how to make repairs to fiberglass panels on cars, boats or motorcycles.

The class will be made up of two three-hour sessions with a one-hour break for lunch. It will be held outdoors in the Petersen Automotive Museum’s covered parking structure.

The course fee is $75, which also includes parking and museum admission for the day.

Space is limited.

For more information call (323) 964-6347 or email: cdrescher@petersen.org.