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Hands on, cab off

Students finish their work on a Ford F-550 before reconnecting the vehicle's halves.
Students finish their work on a Ford F-550 before reconnecting the vehicle’s halves.
Robert B. Black, of Whitefish, Mont., talks with classmates before lowering the cab on a Ford F-250 ...
Robert B. Black, of Whitefish, Mont., talks with classmates before lowering the cab on a Ford F-250 …
... and takes a look beneath to make sure everything is lining up perfectly.
… and takes a look beneath to make sure everything is lining up perfectly.
A painstaking process nears its end.
A painstaking process nears its end.

When major engine work is required on a Ford F-Series Super Duty truck, it’s all but necessary to separate the cab from the frame – and that’s just what students in the college’s automotive technology: Ford ASSET emphasis major completed this week. A vehicle owner entering a repair garage might well be shocked to see such a seemingly drastic dissection, but technicians know it’s the key to clearer access and maximum efficiency. Assistant professor Jeffrey M. Januchowski (handling the class while John R. Cuprisin, associate professor, is at a training conference) supervised the intricate work as students made all the requisite disconnections and reconnections involved in properly raising and lowering the cabs on an F-250 and an F-550. Penn College’s two-year Ford ASSET major is a cooperative education program, with eight weeks of laboratory work followed by an internship at a dealership.

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