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Auto Body students to renovate a 1984 BMW 


Castleton man paying CTE to restore the car


Students works on a bumperFor their latest project, Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students will be restoring a car that is at least twice as old as they are.

Students in Chris Shader's Auto Body Collision Repair and Auto Body Refinishing programs are working on the classic 1984 BMW 635 owned by Paul Tacy of Castleton.

Students are sanding, repairing dents and painting the automotive classic, said Shader.

"Nothing is coming off the car because it is long out of production and they just don't make the parts for it anymore, so they are going to repair and paint it right on the body," he said.

Tacy learned of the program's abilities through a relative who last year had a 1970 Buick restored by CTE students.

"It's great to give the students something tangible to work on. For them to have a project for a customer who expects results," said Shader.

To the right, Nijuan West of Schenectady and Kumar Sukhnandan of Schenectady prepare the fender for sanding. Below, Shiv Singh of Schenectady and Sukhnandan remove the fender from the car.

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