Support column for automobile wheel suspension assembly
Flexible manufacturing system for the processing and production of multi-part subassemblies, in particular subassemblies of semi-finished vehicle bodies
Installation for assembling several car body models of the same type of motor veicle
Vehicle rear body structure
ApplicationNo. 134838 filed on 08/17/1998
US Classes:29/897.2, Vehicular structural member making29/401.1, Converting296/198Wheel housing or fender
ExaminersPrimary: Cuda-Rosenbaum, I
Assistant: Nguyen, T.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassB21D 053/88
AbstractA method of manufacturing a rear structure of a motor vehicle for multiple body configurations reduces the costs and complexity in the assembly plant by eliminating separate lines heretofore required to manufacture such various body configurations. The method includes providing common right and left rear rail members (20), a floor pan (30) extending between the right and left rear rail members and being attached thereto forming a floor assembly. Providing right and left first wheelhouse inner members (40) when the vehicle is of the first configuration, or right and left second wheelhouse inner members (71) when the vehicle is of the second configuration, both first and second wheelhouse inner members each having a common flanges for attaching to the floor assembly.