Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

ABRP 73 - Collision Prep And Panel Alignment (4)

  • Co-requisite: ABRP 74, 75, 76, 77

ABRP majors only. This course will introduce students to the auto body collision repair environment. The focal point of instruction will involve the unibody of the late model collision damaged vehicle and preparation of the vehicle for collision repair. Other areas of instruction will introduce students to the theory and practice of the adjustment and alignment of door, hood, decklid, etc.

120 hrs. total. 6 hrs. lect.; 18 hrs. lab. per week over 5 weeks

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of ABRP 73, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safety related practices while performing collision repair work
  • Read and understand the operations listed on a damage report, than develop a plan to repair the vehicle
  • Properly wash a vehicle, apply wax and grease remover, and remove corrosion protection from the repair area
  • Apply masking materials, remove or protect adjacent panels and parts so needed repairs can be completed
  • Select and use the proper tools and equipment to remove, install, and align bolt-on panels
  • Select and use the proper tools and equipment needed for removing broken bolts and repairing damaged threads
  • Explain why proper panel alignment is important, and demonstrate the various methods that can be used to align panels
  • Remove, install, and align bumpers
  • Select the proper tools and equipment and follow the necessary safety procedures while removing, installing, and aligning hoods and deck lids
  • Select the proper tools and equipment and follow the necessary safety procedures while removing, installing, and aligning fenders and doors
  • Demonstrate the fundamental procedures to locate and repair air, water, and dust leaks related to panel alignment
  • Use trim removal tools to properly remove trim from a vehicle
  • Select and use the proper tools and equipment needed to remove and install interior door trim panels
  • Select and use the proper tools and equipment needed to remove and install door locks and handles
  • Select and use the proper tools and equipment needed to remove and install deck lid lock cylinders
  • Demonstrate fundamental procedures to properly remove and install exterior trim and moldings

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