502 South Park Street
At Ideal Body Shop I learned a lot,
How it started out as a blacksmith shop,
With wooden sidewalks and a real dirt road,
They fixed buggies that people rode.
They made a new building and started fixing cars,
They're a really good business and deserve some stars.
Mr. Joe Dottl founded the Ideal Body Shop during the 1800s. The shop started as a blacksmith, then it fixed wagons, and now it repairs cars.
To work on a car he has to hook up an air power tool because the hydraulics are all run by air power.
At Ideal, we saw a Sheriff's car that had hit a deer the night before and was in the Body Shop for a mirror fix-up along with a front bumper repair. In the Body Shop most of the tools are air powered but some of them are hand tools like hammers and some are gas/electric powered also.
The Ideal Body Shop has a separate room to paint cars with. There is air coming down from the ceiling, so the paint goes down into a vent in the floor instead of sticking to everything.