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Full-Frame Partial Replacement

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 3 hours
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Platinum: $114.00
Gold Class: $114.00
Standard: $138.00

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Learning Objectives

  • Understand OEM repair procedures for many current full-frame vehicles
  • Identify various full-frame designs, construction methods and repair considerations
  • Understand partial replacement at factory seams and sectioning options for full-frame vehicles
  • Differentiate welding requirements for full-frames vs. unibody parts
  • Describe repair and replacement considerations for full-frame attachments

Course Content

Module 1 - Full-Frame Designs
This module identifies common full-frame vehicles and provides information on full-frame construction, including how vehicles may be designed for collision energy management and strength. The module continues with a look at common types of partial replacement options and how to determine which options apply to the vehicle that is being repaired.

Module 2 - Partial Replacement Options
A detailed look at welding frames and considerations for repair and replacement of welded-on mounts, brackets, crossmembers and frame accessories are provided at the opening of the second module. Real-world examples of vehicle-specific processes for partial replacement options on full-frame vehicles are also given. As the student moves through the second module, he/she will engage in activities, demonstrations and HD-quality videos. Videos include full-frame partial replacement procedures on the Ford F-150, General Motors 1500 frames, RAM 1500, and Jeep Wrangler.

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