REDUCING THE COST OF ALUMINUM BODY PANELS

Over the last five years aluminum has been used in approximately 15 major "hang on" exterior body panel parts. Also, large quantities of sheet have been used on many stamped and roll formed parts such as station wagon load floors and seat components. The material presented deals with high visibility parts including deck lids and hoods and offers the reader a view of cost versus weight savings not previously published.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE Meeting September 8-11, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Smith, N W
    • Grant, J E
  • Publication Date: 1980

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334752
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800931
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM