METAL BODY REPAIR - OD1653 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
FIGURE 16. REMOVING SIMPLE DAMAGE INCORRECTLY.
that the entire width of the panel, instead of only the damaged area,
requires metal finishing.
(12) Alignment is squaring the damaged body of a motor vehicle by
restoring its correct shape and dimensions. Misalignment may be checked by
observation, but measurements are more accurate.
(13) The best measuring method of checking, known as Xchecking, is
simply an application of the principle that the diagonals of a true
rectangle are equal in length. Some areas that must be checked, such as
door openings, the front section (area between the cowl hinge pillars), and
the center section (area between the central pillars), are not in themselves