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14:52 Oct 23, 2007
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English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / carrosserie
English term or phrase: uniside
Il s'agit de panneau de carrosserie d'une automobile. Voir le site suivant, comme contexte :

Je n'ai pas réussi à trouver d'équivalent en français. Merci pour votre aide.
Daniel Marquis
Local time: 09:41

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4cadre de porte unitaire
Tom Bishop
A Boukheit
3"non réversible" ou "pour un côté spécifique"
Francis MARC



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"non réversible" ou "pour un côté spécifique"


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neutral  Tom Bishop: The "uni" appears to relate to the fact that it is a single component rather than an assembly.
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Pourquoi pas? par similitude à monocoque.

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cadre de porte unitaire


Note added at 6 hrs (2007-10-23 21:38:39 GMT)

"Other automakers incorporated this type of construction and the terms unit body and unibody became more common in general use. The Ford Consul was the first Ford built in England using a unibody. American Motors (AMC) continued its engineering heritage from Nash and Hudson with breakthroughs such as in 1963 of combining separate parts into single stampings. The Rambler Classic had "uniside" door surrounds from a single stamping of steel that reduced weight and assembly costs, as well as increasing structural rigidity and improving door fitment." (from above Wikipedia article).
"The new Classic had practically as well as beauty. One of its interesting engineering features was the combining of many separate parts in the unit construction body into single stampings, reducing the number of parts from 346 to 244.

A good example of component reduction was the "uniside" door surround, which was stamped out of one piece of steel. This single stamping replaced 52 parts, and also provided much better fitting doors."

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