Auto Body Repair Technology, 4E

Fourth Edition
Author: James E. Duffy
ISBN #: 0766862720
©2004   Publish Date: 03/04/2003
Binding: HB
Pages: 992
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $189.95


The single most authoritative information resource available today, Auto Body Repair Technology, 4E explains all aspects of collision repair more clearly and in greater detail than any other collision repair book. Its 7 sections and 29 newly up-to-date chapters allow readers to gain modern professional skills as well as the technical know-how needed to tackle everything from initial collision evaluation through estimating and final paint detailing!

Fully updated, all procedures incorporate the latest advances in materials and methods for doing competent repair work on late model vehicles. Valuable information on ASE certification and entrepreneurship is also included to guide readers to success in their first job and/or when starting their own auto body repair businesses.

Product Benefits:

  • safety is now addressed later in the book, so that readers with a more complete understanding of parts, tools, equipment, and materials better understand the importance of the protective measures that must be implemented in the shop
  • discussion of software and hardware commonly available in modern collision repair shops prepares technicians to access service information and specifications quickly and efficiently using a personal computer
  • individual chapters detail the skills and methods required to apply plastic body filler; remove, align, or install body panels; make repairs to doors, windshields, and interior trim, seats, dash panel, carpeting, and more
  • an all-new section discusses mechanical-electrical repairs and features the latest information on servicing mechanical components, wheel alignment, and restraint system operation and service
  • skillful use of full-color highlights important topics associated with painting and refinishing, and generates excitement while improving comprehension

Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTION. Collision Repair: Introduction and Careers. Vehicle Construction Technology. Service Information, Specifications, Measurements. Hand Tool Technology. Power Tool Technology. Compressed Air System Technology. Body Shop Materials, and Fastener Technology. Welding Equipment Technology. Shop Safety and Efficiency. ESTIMATING. Estimating Repair Costs. MINOR REPAIRS. Working Sheet Metal. Using Body Fillers. Repairing Plastics. Hood, Bumper, Fender, Lid, and Trim Service. Door, Roof, and Glass Service. MAJOR BODY FRAME REPAIRS. Passenger. Compartment Service. Body/Frame Damage Measurement. UniBody/Frame Realignment. Welded Panel Replacement. Restoring Corrosion Protection. MECHANICAL ELECTRICAL REPAIRS. Chassis Service and Wheel Repair. Electrical/Electronic System Operation and Service. Restraint System Operation and Service. REFINISHING. Refinishing Equipment Technology. Vehicle Surface Preparation and Masking. Refinishing Procedures. Color Matching and Custom Painting. Paint Problems and Final Detailing. COLLISION REPAIR PROFESSIONALISM. Job Success and ASE Certification

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