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English translation: Running chassis

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16:42 Jun 23, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / Buses
German term or phrase: Ausbaufahrzeug
"Firma XYZ bietet dem Bieter Subunternehmerleistungen an einem fahrfertigen Ausbaufahrzeug für folgende Fertigungsabschnitte an."

This is from an invitation to tender sent out to automotive manufacturers by a public transport organisation which wants to buy a new fleet of buses. Can anyone tell me what an "Ausbaufahrzeug" is?

Many thanks


Ian
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Local time: 09:03
English translation:Running chassis
Explanation:
I'm pretty sure this is what is meant; somewhat like the carmakers, bus and lorry manufacturers build some of their vehicles in pieces, and coachbuilders (van Hool is a name which springs to mind for coaches) put bodies on. The chassis normally has the engine already fitted, as far as I recall.
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David Moore
Local time: 09:03
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Thanks David (quiet here, innit?)
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Running chassis


Explanation:
I'm pretty sure this is what is meant; somewhat like the carmakers, bus and lorry manufacturers build some of their vehicles in pieces, and coachbuilders (van Hool is a name which springs to mind for coaches) put bodies on. The chassis normally has the engine already fitted, as far as I recall.

David Moore
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Thanks David (quiet here, innit?)
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