Front body construction for motor vehicle
Vehicle having pre-assembled constructional unit for the cockpit region thereof Patent #: 4597461
ApplicationNo. 629789 filed on 12/19/1990
US Classes:296/193.09, Front180/68.4, Radiators and condensers, mounting293/155, Joints and connections296/203.02Front
ExaminersPrimary: Focarino, Margaret A.
Assistant: Pike, Andrew C.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassB62D 025/08
Foreign Application Priority Data1989-12-21 JP
AbstractA front body structure of a vehicle and a method of assembling the front vehicle body in which a nose unit having at least both a heavyweight member such as a radiator, etc. and a unit base including shroud members is mounted to a vehicle front body having front side frames forming a closed sectional construction on both right and left sides. A cross member extending in the widthwise direction of the vehicle body is provided between the right and left front side frames of the vehicle body and a support member for supporting the heavyweight member is provided on the nose unit side. The support member is supported by a cross member wherein the nose unit is mounted on the vehicle body.