AUTOB205 - Body Over Frame Alignment

Students measure, align, and repair a unibody and body over frame vehicle

Credits: 4

Prerequisites: AUTOB102, AUTOB103

Distribution: Career Training

Offered: Fall, Spring


  1. Analyze damage by measuring body dimensions
  2. Locate and measure key points using a tape measure, tram bar, and self-centering gauges, when given a damaged vehicle and a body specification manual
  3. Analyze impact damage to mechanical parts of the vehicle
  4. Describe how to visually determine the extent of impact damage
  5. Diagnose various types of body damage, including twist, mash, sag, and side-sway
  6. Discuss the use of tram bars, self-centering gauges, and strut tower gauges
  7. Explain how impact forces are transmitted through both full frame and unibody construction
  8. Explain the importance of the datum plane and centerline concepts
  9. Interpret body dimension information and locate key reference points on a vehicle using body dimension manuals
  10. List the various types and variations of body measuring tools