#1
Well I am most likely going to ask my dad's friend if I can be an apprentice at his body shop. I have no clue where to start, so can someone point me in the direction of a webpage with the definitions used for car parts and the different terms used (for ex. torque).

Thanks in advanced guys.
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around here to become that you have to have your journeyman papers in auto repair or body work
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#5
if you are doing bodywork you need to be more worried about welding and things like that than mechanics TBH.
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#6
howstuffworks.com go to the engineering and cars bit.
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#7
Cars.. hmm.. There's seats and a steering wheel, what more do you need to know?
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+1 and a half. I've subbed in at my grandpa's body shop, some of it's brutal work. Flying shards of metal/glass, deadly paint dust in the air, heavy steel car parts falling and shifting every direction...

My grandpa once let a hood slam on his hands. His fingers were cut down to the bone, and nobody was there to lift the hood back up for him.

After an hour and a half the neighbor finally saw him.

Moral of the story: BE CAREFUL.
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+1 and a half. I've subbed in at my grandpa's body shop, some of it's brutal work. Flying shards of metal/glass, deadly paint dust in the air, heavy steel car parts falling and shifting every direction...

My grandpa once let a hood slam on his hands. His fingers were cut down to the bone, and nobody was there to lift the hood back up for him.

After an hour and a half the neighbor finally saw him.

Moral of the story: BE CAREFUL.

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#13
i took a classs on automotive for half a year. i know pretty much all you need ta know besides welding. tourque is like the burst of energy that gives acceloration and horse power is the resistance the car has for outer forces, hand in hand they obtain their meanings but its kinda inverse tho cuz if your gonna haul stuff like boats or trailers then you want more tourque but then horse power if you wana go fast. id say they must switch theyre definitions to the real examples, or im jst wrong with that part. the only cool thing i remember in the class was breaking car windows cuz they needed to be replaced. so we took break pins to break car windows.

a car windsheild has 3 layers of flexible plastick so that if you hit it with a 30 pound blunt sledge hammer then it will not peirce, it will just catch it like a net almost. its crazy.