Hollow bearer for vehicles
Front and rear energy absorbing structures for a four passenger vehicle Patent #: 4428599
ApplicationNo. 06/419577 filed on 09/17/1982
US Classes:296/187.09, Front280/784, Having impact absorbing means296/191, Panel means296/203.02Front
ExaminersPrimary: Scherbel, David A.
Assistant: Stormer, Russell D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB62D 25/08 (20060101)
B62D 21/15 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1981-09-18 JP
AbstractAutomobile front body structure including a side beam of a closed cross-section extending forwardly at each side of the front engine compartment. The side beam has a bifurcated front end portion comprised of an upper and lower branched portions. A front cross beam of a closed cross-section connects the front end portions of the lower branched portions. A front bumper is supported by the upper branched portions of the side beams.