Welcome My Friends Today’s Post is about Auto Collision Frame Alignment Equipment and to show you a few examples of What we go through to Repair your Vehicles back to there original specifications whether it be a brand new Mercedes Benz with uni body construction or a Full size Truck with a Full Frame
Keep in mind the same Procedures our shop uses when Rebuilding Classic cars and replacing METAL panels to insure your Classic car is welded , fitted properly along with close attention to door and quarter panel gaps while we re construct to original condition.Chief EZ -Liner Uni body Frame specs Print out
It all starts out with a Print out from the Data base of the original build measurements of the vehicle unless its a older classic car and measurements are not available what we do then is set up a blank sheet and run measurements of the existing vehicle confirm that its square
center line is on thats is a center line that Runs thru the middle of the car the next step would be to check datum height that is up and down specifications along with checking wheel base and all steering points after all the lower measurements are complete the final step is to check all outer body sheetlmetal.
Above picture is of a Chief measuring system this system measures as many points as you set up and continuously measures throughout the repair process this is very helpful to see the repair and watch other crucial points to see the damage being removed as the corrective Pulls are made.
Above is a Car -o-liner Mark 5 rack one of my favorite tools of the trade very cool simply because its a piece of precision steel with a machined true surface to jig the cars and access to all suspension is easy along with this Frame Machine went from 0 – to 6ft so weather you were working on the roof or the underside it was readily available.
This is a shot of a late model Nissan torn down for an estimate with the insurance company over the years
My shop has completed over 15,000 collision Wrecks we have 3 frame machines and also owned a fleet of tow trucks.
On the newer cars we often find that the engine cradle its a square box that bolts into the lower frame rails to support the engine and suspension many times we have to R7I the engine with cradle and install I new one . Due to miss alignment during impact.
I hope Today’s Post is about Auto Collision Frame Alignment gave you a better Picture of what it takes to put your car back to Pre- loss condition and gives you a sense of relief that when you use our Collision services you are in good hands