LBHS Auto Puts Wheels in Motion

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Students in the automotive classes at Long Beach High School have had a busy year, and are currently in the process of restoring a 1939 Chevy pickup truck. Having already finished the frame and installed the motor, students are now working on the body of the vehicle. Their goal is to have it running and driving by the end of the school year.

The classes already completed a motorcycle project this past fall, when they restored a 2009 Harley Ultima Chopper, and updated a 1964 C10 with a new engine, suspension work and tires in December. Now they are tackling a 1956 Chevy, assembling a new Mustang II front suspension.

The high school’s automotive courses include Automotive Fundamentals, Automotive Systems and Automotive Mechanics. Students learn how cars work and are maintained, diagnose problems and prepare solutions and perform hands-on rebuilding, repair and service tasks. Follow @LBHSAutoMetal on Instagram to see their latest progress!