Patent Number: 6,612,641

Title: Vehicle door and process for manufacturing same

Abstract: A vehicle door with a door casing includes an inside door panel (1) of a shell-like design. The inside door panel (1) is closed by a replaceable outside door shell (2) toward the outside of the vehicle door. To achieve that moisture is prevented in a simple manner from entering the interior space of the vehicle from the door casing, the inside door panel (1) is connected from its side facing the outer shell (2) to a plastic support part. The plastic part is provided with fastening elements (13), which carry the door components to be arranged in the door casing. The structural elements (9, 10, 10') of the vehicle door, which protrude into the interior space of the vehicle, are fastened to the inside door panel (1). The openings (5, 6) necessary in the inside door panel (1) for the structural elements (9, 10, 10') protruding into the interior space of the vehicle are sealed, e.g., by the plastic support part (8). The assembly and disassembly of the door components located in the interior space of the door casing are performed from the outside of the door (e.g., through an outside door panel which can be pulled up).

Inventors: Schutt; Stephan (Aschaffenburg, DE), Morbach; Nick (Aschaffenburg, DE), Ludwig; Sven (Haibach, DE), Karl; Steffen (Frammersbach, DE)

Assignee: Acts GmbH & Co. KG

International Classification: B29C 45/14 (20060101); B60J 5/04 (20060101); B60J 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02/2020