BCC students have started to work on a Chevrolet Cavalier. This car was purchased by Butler Community College as an instructional project. Both the Automotive Technology and Collision Repair Program will have the opportunity to get hands-on training with this car. Another Cavalier was purchased by Butler for parts. Auto Tech has already replaced the rear-end.
A lot of the repairs are going to be made in the fall by the returning 2nd year students. However, students have already started removing needed parts from the spare Cavalier. This project will give the collision students experience in: estimating, bolt-on panel and alignments, frame repair, weld-on panels, removing a used weld-on quarter panel, body repair, priming and blocking, prepping, masking, painting, and polishing.
A lot of work goes into repairing a damage vehicle back to its pre-accidental condition. Most people don’t realize all the steps involved to make this happen. Fortunately, we’re going to keep you updated on the progress on this blog.
This is the Cavalier purchased to repair. It was hit hard in the right rear quarter panel. Damage includes: quarter panel, inner wheel well, right front door, uni-body, rear bumper cover, deck lid, and the left front fender. The rear-end was also damaged, but has already been replace by auto technology.
This car is not repairable. However, the rear-end and right rear quarter panel are not damaged. We will cut the panels needed off this car and weld them on the project car.
Check back often to learn what’s happening at BCC Collision Repair. In addition to this project, we’ll keep you updated on many other things we’re doing.
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