Street Rodding returns to RLC campus due to high interest

INA, Ill. (Jan. 21, 2014) – Last fall, dozens of community members and students took part in Rend Lake College’s first Principles of Street Rodding classes, learning the fundamentals of building a streetcar out of a 1939 Chevy Coupe. Due to the interest in the class, Street Rodding III and IV classes are coming back to campus this spring.

Instructor Jody Martin will return to teach Street Rodding III and IV, focusing on several different areas in each class. Principles of Street Rodding III will look at the installation and alignment of the differential and four link suspensions, and engine and transmission mock up, with seminars by RideTech and Bowler Performance Transmissions.

The class will last from 6 – 9 p.m. on six consecutive Tuesdays, from Jan. 28 through March 4, in the Vocational Building, room 125, on the Ina campus.

Principles of Street Rodding IV will include topics such as panel repairs and alignment, top chopping, surface preparation and masking techniques, mixing and applying primer and paint, and several others. There will also be a seminar by DuPont.

This class will also be held from 6 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday nights between March 18 and April 22 in the Vocational Building, room 125, on the Ina campus.

Both classes cost $89 and participants must be over the age of 16. Long pants and close-toes shoes are required, as well as safety glasses and welding glasses or hoods. Students are not required to take Street Rodding I or II to participate this spring.

For more information, or to register, contact RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Department at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1267 or 1714.

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