Patent Number: 6,332,643

Title: Center pillar structure

Abstract: A center pillar includes an upper member 2 and a lower member 3. The uppermember 2 is joined by welding to the lower member 3, such that the uppermember 2 is positioned inwardly relative to the lower member 3 in atransverse direction of a vehicle body and is inclined rearward relativeto the lower member 3 in longitudinal direction of the vehicle body. Inaddition, an upper end portion of the lower member 3 has an end face thatfaces transversely outward and inclines downwardly. A reinforcement plate6 extends to an upper end portion of the upper member and is joinedthereat to the upper member for reinforcement of a state in which thelower member 3 is joined to a side sill 5.

Inventors: Sukegawa; Akihiro (Saitama, JP), Nakashima; Akira (Saitama, JP)

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International Classification: B62D 25/04 (20060101); B60R 027/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014