A baseline weight study was made of the 1979 Oldsmobile X-Body 4-Door Sedan with a 2.8 litre V-6 engine and an automatic 3-speed transaxle (front wheel drive) transmission. The vehicle teardown was limited to the detail necessary to be useful to predict weight reduction for automotive fuel conservation studies. A complete parts list, which includes component description, quantity per car, total weight per car, material description, method of fabrication and gauge thickness, and photographs of the major components, are presented. A weight summary and material distribution list are included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    South Coast Technology, Incorporated

    15001 Commerce Drive, Suite 406
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48120

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Andon, J
    • Falk, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 125 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-212
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-9-02111
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 2002 12:00AM