With changes in styling demanded of Japanese buses has come cleaner bus body exteriors with improved joint technology. Sightseeing buses/coaches are becoming more spacious, safer, easier to maintain, and above all, more luxurious year by year. City/intercity buses were forced to change their bodies to more pleasing designs to compete with passenger cars and to regain the passengers they had lost. Recently there have been some changes in the methods by which the elements of bus body structures are joined together. One such change has been to hide or remove connecting rivet heads from the body surfaces in step with developments in the welding and bonding fields. The result is bodies that look cleaner and more attractive. In this article an outline is presented of the methods of joining and their development in Japanese and foreign bus bodies with some examples. (TRRL)

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    Inderscience Enterprises Limited

    World Trade Center Building, 110 Avenue Louis Casai
    Geneva,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Mogi, T
    • SUGIURA, K
  • Publication Date: 1984-11

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  • Accession Number: 00394381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM