Frustrated with inability to do body work!

You shouldn't feel bad. Real, honest to goodness body work is a God given gift, IMO. It is also a dying art form IMO as well.

With these newer cars, much is designed to be crumpled and replaced, rather than repaired, so real body men (or women) are growing more and more scarce, except of course in specialized restoration shops. I think one could really say the vintage car builder and repair service industry in general is a dying art form.

You are so right. Bodymen are artists like painters and sculpturers (OK so I can spell and don't know crap about spell check)....They have the eye and can feel what we can't see or feel... But it does not mean you can't learn, the curve is steep! At least for me.

Body/paint work is the backbone of a resto business. Why there are so few and costs $