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January 25th - 28th, 2020 (4 Days)

This class will teach you to employ advanced techniques and processes for custom door panel design and fabrication. These lessons will grow your skillset and help you drive business to your shop for more profitable custom fabrication work. Pressed grills, 3d fabrication, materials selection, design methodology and more!

In this four-day training session, we will demonstrate three in-depth examples of real world designs, executed at highest level! In addition to expert fabricator and instructor Bryan Schmitt, we will also have a guest presenter Tom Miler, ME-Mag 2014 Installer of the Year and Jeremy Carlson, ME-Mag Installer of the Year. Get a front row seat with the most creative minds in the business! We’ll build several examples of a 3-dimensional door panel and multiple unique interior parts, such as consoles, armrests, and transition panels. 

See these time-saving steps for multiply layered panels firsthand. You will learn how to add depth, dimension and aluminum inserts to your next interior build. 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:

  • 4 Days of Hands-On Training

  • Time saving drawing and design techniques – not an artist, don’t worry. Learn how to draw 2D and 3D sketches in minutes.

  • Advanced fiberglass techniques including design and construction of 3-dimensional fiberglass panels.

  • In-depth router inlays to provide a canvas for multiple materials and layering – the 3D look.

  • Create brilliant aluminum inserts quickly and easily, including different surface finish treatments.  

  • Comprehensive upholstery techniques including stitching with an industrial Juki sewing machine. Learn the secrets on how to cover difficult panels with leather, vinyl and other materials, including the latest stitching and wrapping secrets. Never use a staple gun again. 

  • Design and modification to an OEM door panel to create pressed snap-in (factory-like) grilles. This process will open you up to profitable modifications on all modern cars without complete door panel reconstruction.

  • We will also completely reconstruct a door panel from start to finish. You will see every step firsthand, from the concept drawing through final upholstery. 

  • There will be a take home student project for you to build that incorporates techniques learned in the class. Al materials will be provided.

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! This class is a level 4 training class. We recommend that you attend our "Install Foundation", and "MasterTech BootCamp" classes prior to attending this advanced course.


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 and a shuttle bus back and forth to the training facility each day.