body and frame


Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • body and frame construction — See integral body and frame construction …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • integral body and frame construction — See unitary construction …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Body-on-frame — is an automobile construction technology. Mounting a separate body to a rigid frame which supports the drivetrain was the original method of building automobiles, and its use continues to this day. The original frames were made of wood (commonly… …   Wikipedia

  • frame — [1] A bridge like structural load carrying members of a vehicle that support the engine and body and are in turn supported by the wheels of the vehicle. [2] Transverse members that make up the riblike skeleton of a ship. Also see A frame ash… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • frame construction — See body and frame construction integral body and frame construction …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • body — [1] The main portion of an automobile. Often it refers just to the outside shell. [2] The main part of a housing. [3] The shank of a bolt. [4] In welding, it refers to the main structural part of a regulator. [5] A term used in describing the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Body Frame Integral — (BFI) is a methodology for manufacturing within the automotive industry. It has become the main technique for chassis assembly for most vehicles except trucks and large sport utility vehicles, replacing the traditional approach of body on frame… …   Wikipedia

  • Frame (dance) — Frame is the body position maintained by dancers during partner dancing. Maintenance of the frame provides connection, making leading and following possible. It is essential in all dances, but especially so in modern ballroom dance.Specifically,… …   Wikipedia

  • body — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. torso (See body); solid, mass; group, assemblage; substance, bulk; main part. See whole, party. II Physical structure Nouns 1. body, anatomy, torso; carcass, cadaver, corpse, remains (See …   English dictionary for students

  • Body force — A body force is a force that acts on the volume of a body and also can be defined as an external force acting throughout the mass of a body. Gravity is a body force, the forces associated with a non inertial reference frame may be viewed as body… …   Wikipedia

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