TITLE

Shaving weight, saving fuel

AUTHOR(S)
Weber, Rick
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Trailer / Body Builders;Jan2007, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features the new cargo van concept designed by Dave Brown for fuel economy and weight reduction. Brown has taken out 2500 pounds of weight from the truck's original weight by using composite materials and a multitude of other lightweight options. Brown figures he might be able to reduce the weight by another 400-500 pounds by using aluminum underbody cargo boxes and integrating them with aerodynamic side skirting.
ACCESSION #
24105731

 

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