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September 29th - October 2nd, 2023 (4 Days)

Students will focus on a project-based custom center console from Start to Finish and the expanded use of templates and process-driven techniques that inspire the design process. Learn the importance of solid mounting methodologies so your structural attachment points don't need trimming or modification upon final fitting. See first-hand how aluminum and plastics are used in creative ways as decorative inserts or visual cues that tie into the vehicle's interior theme.

This course demonstrates high-level OEM finishing techniques that can be applied to any project. Learn the tricks top fabrication pros use that yield results as if the car manufacturer designed it that way. This incredible course includes shadow trim, paint tricks (marbling, faux wood grain, etc.), surface texturing, using wood-like veneers, and much more. Also, learn the secrets to having a finished look on the underside when removed for service. Get plenty of Pro Tips on prepping fabricated panels for perfect upholstery or final paint finishes. 


Upholstery is the final step in any interior design and fabrication process. Watch a custom-fabricated Hot-Rod center console project be built and upholstered in real-time. Learn steps to stack processes in a certain order to be efficient, so you're never waiting around for glue to dry. Discover how to eliminate using staples on most custom features, panels, and custom interior parts. See first-hand the secret tricks for stitching and wrapping leather and other complex materials.


Don’t miss out on this incredible 4-day event.

Training Location:

Mobile Solutions Headquarters
2120 E. 6th Street, Suite 10
Tempe, AZ 85281

Class Time:

8:15 AM - 5:30 PM Each Day

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Course Description:

  • Learn the important order of steps in the fabrication process.

  • Using templates and other tricks to capture the vehicle's geometry.

  • Custom mounting brackets and console or panel attachment methodology

  • 3D Routing – Tools and safety-focused techniques

  • Make the most out of the bodywork stages – effective techniques.

  • Creating unique trim inserts using aluminum and plastic elements

  • Assembly of fabricated interior parts with an eye on longevity and serviceability

  • Creating shadow trim features

  • Surface texturing with paint

  • Pressed metal grilles/inserts

  • Wood veneer finishes

  • Prepping for upholstery

  • Sewing and stitching techniques

  • Complex wrapping techniques

Important Notes:

  • Arrival flights and travel are recommended to be booked one day prior to the training event’s start date. 

  • Return flights are recommended to be booked one day after the training event’s conclusion date. The last 3 hours of class on the final class day are the most important hours for class attendance.



What should I bring?

Not a thing! Just bring yourself and be ready to learn!

Are there any suggested prerequisites prior to taking this class?

A basic understanding of woodworking equipment is strongly recommended. 


Who should attend?

Installation Managers, Hot Rod Builders, Installation Technicians, Cut and Sew Interior Technicians, Shop Personnel serving in a related function. Anyone with the passion and interest in building custom interiors!

What is included in the cost of tuition?

Lunch each day, as well as snacks are all provided at our training facility so there is no need to leave during the training session. This maximizes your time spent learning while providing an incredible value. Course tuition also includes a detailed training manual. Hotel accommodations are not included, but Mobile Solutions has negotiated a great rate for attendees at a nearby hotel, the hotel includes continental breakfast.

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