Patent Number: 6,168,231

Title: Two piece plastic vehicle panel construction

Abstract: A two piece vehicle panel construction is provided. The first and second piece of the vehicle panel are made by injection molding. The first and second piece cooperate to provide proper aesthetics, structural integrity, and increased sun load resistance. The proper positioning and alignment of the two piece construction is facilitated by at least two alignment fixtures that are nested within the first and second pieces.

Inventors: Fielding; Russell C. (Clarkston, MI), Schroeder; Del C. (Bloomfield Hills, MI), Burns; John D. (West Bloomfield, MI), Hoffmann; Bernhard U. (Whitmore, MI)

Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation

International Classification: B62D 29/04 (20060101); B62D 29/00 (20060101); B62D 025/06 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018