Patent Number: 6,332,642

Title: Vehicle body structure

Abstract: The vehicle body structure includes a suspension attachment member (1), asuspension housing member (5) and a hood-ridge upper member (3) all formedinto one casting body of light metal, constituting a suspension attachmentstructure (S). In the structure (S), the suspension attachment member (1)is attached to a suspension suspended from a vehicle body to carry avehicle wheel. The housing member (5) has an upper part joined to thesuspension attachment member (1) and the lower part connected to a sidemember (7) constituting a lower framework of the vehicle body. Thehoodridge upper member (3) is combined with the upper part of the housingmember (5), on its outer side in the vehicle's width direction,constituting an upper framework of the vehicle body. Further, thehood-ridge upper member (3) has an upper wall (3c), a lower wall (3d) anda longitudinal wall (3e) positioned inside in the vehicle's widthdirection, having a cross section opening outward in the vehicle's widthdirection.

Inventors: Hanyu; Atsushi (Kanagawa-ken, JP)


International Classification: B62D 25/08 (20060101); B62D 29/00 (20060101); B60J 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014