Autobody Tools and Equipment

Hunter Autobody Repair Wheel and Tire Equipment

Hunter Autobody Repair Wheel and Tire Equipment

Tire’s and wheels are often damaged in an autobody collision. Therefore, during the process of autobody repair we must detect any and all damage. This Hunter Revolution tire machine assist us doing  just that. We are able to dismount tires without the machine touching the wheel.

The Road Force Touch® wheel balancer delivers exceptional balancing service and performs a Road Force® and balance faster than a traditional wheel balance. Therefore, The Road Force Touch solves wheel vibration problems found during autobody repair that traditional wheel balancers are unable to. In other words, this tool is just one of many in our arsenal. In conclusion, it allows us to find caused during an autobody collision that may not be visible to the naked eye. However, it may be there.

Autobody wheel alignment

Hunter Autobody Repair Suspension Alignment Rack

Suspension components are often damaged during a collision. As part of autobody collision repair we are able to diagnose and document this in house. Therefore, not having to sublet this portion of a repair out to an alignment shop. Performing an alignment to a autobody collision damaged vehicle vs a general maintenance alignment is very different. Hunter Engineering Company is the leader in alignment systems. Above all, know that we utilize up to date technology in our repair process.

Car-O-Liner bench rack for autobody repair

Car-O-Liner Autobody Repair Bench Rack

Car-O-Liner is the leading manufacture for auto body collision repair equipment. Pictured is our bench rack along with the X3 measuring system. We also use the EVO 1,2 and 3 holding system. All of these components make up a system that allows us to hold, measure and repair vehicle structure back to factory specifications. Car-O-Liner  autobody collision repair equipment is factory approved by numerous vehicle manufactures,  To name a few, Audi, VW, BMW, Ford, GM, Subaru, Tesla, Volvo, Honda and many more.

 

Car-o-Liner measuring system

Car-O-Tronic Vision X3 Autobody Measuring System

Experience Car-O-Tronic Vision X3 – the fastest, most accurate and easiest to use computerized measuring system on the market today for autobody repair! The sensor-equipped Measuring Slide with a built-in versatile remote control and protective rubber “bumper-zones” delivers real-time data three times per second to the advanced and easy-to-use software. Photo-based, and backed by Car-O-Data, the world’s most comprehensive vehicle database, it allows you to accurately and quickly target measuring points.

Autobody welding

AutoBody Fully Automatic Spot Welder

The high power, medium frequency inverter operation of the CTR12000 is ideal for today’s newer materials, including high, ultra-high, and laminated steels. This autobdy repair welding machine produces OEM level welds. Therefore, the process-regulated system provides true quality assurance.

Subaru nearing completion of Auto Body repairs in the Spray Booth.

Garmat Autobody Paint Booth

The refinish process is performed in our Garmat heated down draft spray booth. We designed it larger than standard sized booths. For instance, standard size is 14×28, ours is 16×34. In other words, this allows us space to paint panels off the vehicle. This unit has a 1.5 million BTU heating and baking unit. Therefore, we can maintain a constant temperature achieving a durable finish every time. Above all, a clean controlled environment is critical to producing a quality finish during autobody repairs on today’s modern vehicles.

Diagnostic measuring for autobody damage

Matrix Wand

The Matrix Wand is the tool of choice for advanced collision autobody repair facility’s, It allows us to quickly identify hidden damage early in the repair process, Therefore, improving workflow thru the shop. The matrix wand takes 3-D images of the vehicle that can be used to measure items that may have sustained damage. Above all, Minor damage that is not visible to the naked eye will be detected. These images along with our skilled technicians allow us to identify and document difficult to see damage.

Aluminum autbody repair area

Aluminum AutoBody Clean Room

Aluminum repairs must be conducted in a completely separate space from all other autobody repairs. This so-called “clean room” must either be freestanding or quarantined from other areas, separated by a floor to ceiling curtain. That is because steel and other metals are made up of elements that can contaminate aluminum. This means that iron oxide particulates that fly into the air during sanding and grinding of steel components do not get on aluminum panels, which if allowed to happen will cause contamination and result in paint failure in the near future.

Why Pre and Post Scans for Autobody repair

Diagnostic Pre-Scans and Post Scans: What is a “Pre-Scan” and why do you need to perform this on my vehicle? Today’s vehicle is highly connected and has literally hundreds components and “Computers” in your vehicle. These ECM’s operate things like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Assist, Vehicle Stability, Collision Avoidance, Blind Spot Detection, Back Up Cameras, Front and Rear Radar, Side Impact Pre-Tensioners, Heads Up Display and Self-Parking just to name a few. In many cases, your vehicle has “fault codes” stored in these computer that may or may not show a warning light. Frank’s Accurate Body Shop has the ability to read these codes and determine if they were a result of the accident or simply a code that has been in the vehicle for quite some time. Then, once the vehicle is fully repaired we perform a “Post Scan” to insure that all codes have been identified and cleared if needed. Most autobody collision repair shops do not even look unless there is a warning light showing on the dash and this can and will compromise you and your families’ safety as the systems may not work as expected.

Autobody tools

XPress 800 modular riveting system

This modular riveting tool offering innovative pressure control is the universal system of the future – everything from one source.
The Wielander & Schill German manufactured Express 800 Rivet Gun is suitable for all passenger vehicles where riveting is required during autobody repairs. Incorporating new cutting edge technology, this innovative riveting system uses double drive pressure regulation to satisfy every riveting requirement including self-piercing rivets; blind rivets, blind rivet nuts; flow form rivets and clinching. Approved by Mercedes / JLR / Tesla / GM / Honda / Ford

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