METALWORK REStORATIONS

HELPING TURN YOUR AUTOMOTIVE DREAMS INTO REALITY

Phil's 1968 Toyota 2000GT
John's 1971 BMW 2800 CS
A Lancia Aurelia B20 GT
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Georgio's 1979 BMW R100 RS

Since the first suits of armour in the 8th Century AD, craftsmen have been shaping sheet metal. And by the time metal armour was in decline during the 17th Century, the artform had expanded into areas like silverware, furniture, artworks and – as the name we still use today – coachbuilding. With the rise of automobiles in the early 20th Century, coachbuilding transformed itself into a form of early automotive design studio whereby car manufacturers and wealthy individuals would source the latest streamlined looks that were then transformed into rolling works of art by the now famous European “carrozzeria” like Bertone, Pininfarina and Figoni et Falaschi.

Today MotoRRetro offers a full design and build service for cars and motorbikes including original restoration through to customisation to your specifications. The magic happens in our fully equipped Northmead, Sydney workshop. Be it metal shaping, MIG & TIG welding, DIY courses and bay rental, car and motorcycle body restoration, car customising classes, car body building classes, car customising workshop, metal-shaping courses, panel beating classes, restoration projects, professional training or vehicle body works, we’re passionate about providing our customers with exceptional quality and dedicated, professional service.

OR CALL US ON: 0409 987 564 (VAUGHAN)
OR ‭0412 372 105‬ (GEORGIO)

(ALL CLASSIC VEHICLE INSURANCE REPAIRS CONSIDERED, BASED ON INSPECTION AND ASSESSMENT)

METALWORKING CLASSES

LEARN CLASSIC COACHBUILDING SKILLS FROM PROFESSIONALS

Use power hammers and english wheels
Make and use custom tools
Learn handforming and metal shaping
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Master MIG welding

Our classes are where you’re guaranteed personal attention from us. We have a strictly limited number of students to every teacher and our classes are all hands-on with no classroom-style theory. We teach:

  • Hand forming and metal shaping skills
  • How to use metal shaping and fabricating equipment such as the English wheel, replenishing hammer and the Pullmax
  • Project management – how to get your dream build finished and on the road

    3 hour MIG welding $184 (price based on classes of 8)
    8 hour tuition $345
    12 hour tuition $455
    24 hour tuition $785
    ALL MASTERCLASSES $465

Options for experienced students of machinery to purchase 24 hour blocks for workshop use. These students must contact MotoRRetro prior to purchase. GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE. All students can use our workshop equipment during class time and selected consumables, tools and equipment are available for purchase. Student hours can be used flexibly within classes.

Classes: Tuesdays 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturdays 8:30 – 4:30pm

Trading Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7am – 3:30pm
Tuesday 7am – 9:30pm
Saturday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Terms & Conditions: Students must wear and be responsible for their own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Hours purchased must be used within 4 months unless agreed otherwise i.e. Overseas Defence service, due to illness or injury and personal health.

metalshaping masterclass:

  • Lean key metal shaping, MIG welding and finishing
  • Expert tips & tricks
  • Plenty of machine time & hands-on experience with power hammers and English wheels
  • Lean techniques for auto repairs, mods and restos
  • OH&S & PPE

WHEELING MACHINE MASTERCLASS:

  • Lean key wheeling techniques from the pros
  • Expert tips & tricks
  • Plenty of machine time & hands-on experience
  • Lean techniques for auto repairs, mods and restos
  • OH&S & PPE

POWER HAMMER MASTERCLASS:

  • Lean key power hammer techniques from the pros
  • Expert tips & tricks
  • Plenty of machine time & hands-on experience
  • Lean techniques for auto repairs, mods and restos
  • OH&S & PPE

BEAD ROLLING AND SWAYGING MASTERCLASS:

  • Lean bead rolling and swayging from the pros
  • Expert tips & tricks
  • Plenty of machine time & hands-on experience
  • Lean techniques for auto repairs, mods and restos
  • OH&S & PPE

INTRODUCTION TO MIG CLASSES:

  • Machine set parameters
  • Expert tips & tricks
  • Do’s & Don’t
  • Pro’s and con’s of MIG welding
  • Lean techniques for auto repairs, mods and restos
  • Hand-on experience
  • OH&S PPE

OR CALL US ON: 0409 987 564 (VAUGHAN) OR ‭0412 372 105‬ (GEORGIO)

UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS

WHEELING MACHINE MASTERCLASS – FEB 24

Join Vaughan, Georgio and special guest Ayden Hunt from Bespoke Coach Works for a hands-on masterclass covering off how to use a wheeling machine and forming compound curves from sheet metal 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in mid March, February 24. $465 

SOLD OUT

enquiries@motorretro.com.au

ADVANCED METAL SHAPING, EDGE TURNING, WIRE EDGING AND LEAD WIPING MASTERCLASS – MAR 16, 2024

Join Vaughan, Georgio and special guest Ayden Hunt from Bespoke Coach Works for a hands-on masterclass covering off a range of metal shaping skills to help you with your car or bike reso, and much more. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on March 16, 2024. $495 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

enquiries@motorretro.com.au

INTRODUCTION TO MIG WELDING – MAR 23, 2024

Join Vaughan & Georgio for a hands-on class covering off all the MIG welding basic skills skills you’ll need to help you with your car or bike resto project or any welding project you have. 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on March 23, 2024. $185 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

enquiries@motorretro.com.au &

AUTO ITALIA CANBERRA – APR 7, 2024

Come and chat to Vaughan and Brian and see the new MotoRRetro “Rinato powered by Maserati” build progress.

FREE ENTRY

autoitaliacanberra.com

TWO-DAY POWER HAMMER, METAL SHAPING, TIG WELDING & METAL FINISHING MASTERCLASS IN AUCKLAND, NZ. APR 12 & 13 OR APR 19 & 20, 2024

Join Vaughan, Georgio and special guest Mike Mason from Metallicart NZ for a hands-on masterclass covering off a range of metalworking techniques and how they can help you and your dream car or bike project. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. on April 12 & 13 or April 19 & 12, 2024. 

CLASSES CONFIRMED & FILLING QUICKLY

enquiries@
motorretro.com.au

RECENT Projects

Here’s a selection of our best car and bike restorations, metal shaping, body-building, metal shaping, panel beating, MIG & TIG welding, car customising and coachbuilding projects. We hope you like them.

Ferrari 246 Dino

Ferrari Dino 246

This Ferrari is undergoing a full body restoration using many of MotorRetro’s services including metal shaping, MIG & TIG welding, welding courses, body restoration, car customising, body building, car customising, metal-shaping,…
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Porsche 356

Porsche 356 pre A. A full body restoration is underway utilising MotorRetro’s metal shaping, MIG & TIG welding, welding courses, body restoration, car customising, body building, car customising, metal-shaping, panel…
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Aston Martin DB4

The Aston Martin DB4 was a critical model for the British automaker, it was a clean slate design that left the previous Aston Martin DB Mark III in the past and…
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Maserati Ghibli

We have completed a considerable amount of work on Gilbert (1970 Ghibli). Repaired as much as possible and what was not viable for repair or available was remanufactured in the…
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Aero BMW R100RS

The project to build the aero began 4 years ago when Georgio struck upon the idea of building a modern two-wheeled German motorcycle inspired by the great pre-WW2 Auto Union…
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BMW R60 Bobber

Vaughan’s Bobber project started with an R60 frame. Includes various parts that was collected over the years from wheels, headlight, forks and brakes off a k100. The engine is off…
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21 Century Vincent Black Shadow

“All up it took 6 years to complete my 21st century Vincent Black Shadow, but all good things are worth waiting for. The styling is deliberately retro and subdued but…
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1970 BMW 2800CS Restomod

“I found a sorry looking BMW 2800 CSA in a builder’s yard in NSW, Australia – the car had no engine or transmission but did look reasonably complete otherwise. I…

get in touch

If you want to find out more about any of our Sydney-based metal shaping, MIG & TIG welding, welding courses and bay rental, car and motorcycle body restoration, car customising classes, car body building classes, car customising workshop, metal-shaping courses, panel beating classes, restoration projects, professional training, vehicle body works, or to have a chat about our projects please get in touch.

2B, 6 Boundary Rd. Northmead, NSW 2152 Australia

Vaughan 0409 987 564 – Georgio 0412 372 105
enquiries@motorretro.com.au