Vehicle body construction


A vehicle body – is the most expensive part of a car.

The vehicle body could be the main supporting structure or its particular element.

The Vehicle Body of modern car consist of engine section, trunk, saloon.

The vehicle body is the main supporting structure of a vehicle, to which all other components are attached.

The truck uses a separate frame as chassis.

  1. Front spar
  2. Front panel
  3. Screen pillar
  4. Roof panel
  5. Rear quarter panel
  6. Body quarter
  7. Panel trunk
  8. Centre pillar
  9. Sill
  10. Centre tunnel
  11. Base
  12. Scuttle

The vehicle body is designed to carry the goods (a truck) or for the carriage of passengers (passenger car).

There are some kinds of the vehicle body which differ in:

By purpose (trucks, passengers, cargo-passenger, special) and by construction (skeleton, half-skeleton, non-skeleton).

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