Eclectic Motorworks
Eclectic Motorworks, LLC
445 West 22nd Street
Holland, MI 49423

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Background & Past Projects

Carl Heideman is a state of Michigan certified Master Mechanic (license #M177417). This certification includes the following areas:
Engine Repair
Engine Tune-up/Performance
Front End, Suspension & Steering Systems
Brakes & Braking Systems
Automatic Transmission
Manual Transmission, Front & Rear Axles
Electrical Systems
Heating & Air Conditioning
Collision-related Mechanical Repair
Unitized Body Structural Repair

He's previously worked as a mechanic at University Motors in Ada, Michigan, (Eclectic Motorworks still performs some of their sheet metal restoration on a subcontractor basis).

He has over 20 years experience in body repair and has taken fabrication courses from Fay Butler, Ron Fournier, and Ron Covell. In August, 2001, and September, 2002, Eclectic Motorworks hosted Ron Covell's travelling workshops.

In addition to offering seminars at Eclectic Motorworks, Carl has taught seminars at University Motors, Steve's Antique Auto Repair, the Carlisle Import/Kit Nationals, and many British car events around the country.

Carl has written technical articles for several automotovie magazines, including British Car, Classic Motorsports, Grassroots Motorsports, North American Classic MG, and VW Trends.

Ted Archer has worked as a welder in boat industry for several years. At Eclectic Motorworks, he applies his welding and fabrication expertise to our sheet metal restorations. Ted has taken courses from Ron Covell and Ron Fournier.

Alan Dalman is the manager at Eclectic Motorworks. With BA's in Business Administration and Economics from Hope College, he handles all of the office duties, parts sales and even gives shop tours. Alan is also a State of Michigan licensed mechanic and assists with both service and restoration work.

Brent Vanderbie and John Hutchinson round out the crew at Eclectic Motorworks. Both have long backgrounds in automotive restoration and work part time at the shop.

Examples of previous work:

Porsche 911 - Repair minor rollover damage, partial reassembly, and electrical repairs
2 pictures

1955 VW Beetle (Oval Window with Sunroof)
Rear quarter panel repair - 3 pictures
Rear apron replacement - 4 pictures
Front quarter panel repair - 4 pictures

Patch Panels -Misc. panels built from scratch

Examples of previous work:

Austin Healey 3000 - Fit Panels

Pre-War Sprint Car - Build hood, grille, exhaust
Sprint Car
As it arrived - 4 pictures
After completion - 4 pictures

Ford-based Sprint Car - hood and tail modifications
5 pictures

MGA 1600 - Sheet metal restoration (subcontracted from University Motors)
Before and after - 5 pictures
Front tub (fender mounting)- 3 pictures
Front tub (inner structure)- 4 pictures
Rear tub - 4 pictures
Frame - 4 pictures
Sills installed - 3 pictures
Fenders repaired - 6 pictures

1962 MGA 1600 Mk II - Sheet metal restoration
(subcontracted from University Motors)
Final Project
Frame repairs - 4 pictures
Front inner structure - 5 pictures
Front end repairs - 5 pictures
Sill and pillar installation - 3 pictures
Front fender repair - 4 pictures
Rear fender repair - 4 pictures
Project completed - 6 pictures

Toyota MR2 - Replace rear quarter panels

Kid's Pedal Tractor - Restoration and flames
Pedal tractor

1934 Ford - Mechanical updates, fit hood, paint flames

1973 MGB/GT - Cosmetic Restoration

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