METAL BODY REPAIR - OD1653 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
OPERATIONS REQUIRED TO REPAIR DAMAGED
VEHICLES AND COMPONENTS
TASK 1. Describe the operations required to repair damaged vehicles and
Within a selfstudy environment and given the subcourse text, without
Within three hours
No supplementary references are needed for this task.
In order to replace or repair damaged sections of an auto body, the
technician must begin with a thorough understanding of how the vehicle is
constructed. The major elements of auto body construction are therefore
discussed first in this lesson. Although the construction of the auto body
may seem complicated, with conscientious study and a sincere desire to
learn, the major principles may be acquired quickly.
Without a clear understanding of the basics of vehicle construction and
assembly, it would be very difficult to follow correct repair procedures.
Work improperly done, because of a lack of knowledge about vehicle
construction, may result in unsafe conditions which endanger the lives of
drivers and their passengers.
Vehicle body construction is a broad topic and cannot be treated
exhaustively in this lesson. The mechanic who plans to do major collision