VEHICLE BODY ENGINEERING

BUS BODY

It the portion of a bus that encloses the bus’s occupant space, exclusive of the bumpers, the chassis frame any structure forward of the forward most point of the windshield mounting.

The bus body builder will build the body onto the chassis. This will involve major consideration of: 

  1. Seating capacity 
  2. Staircase position/design (double-decker buses) 
  3. Number and position of doors 
  4. usage

BUS BODY LAYOUT:

  1. Entrance doorway skirt panel
  2. Skirt panel front of front N/S wheel arch
  3. Skirt panel rear of front N/S wheel arch
  4. N/S main side panel Bay1.
  5. Air filter access cap.
  6. N/S main side panel Bay2.
  7. Skirt panel.
  8. Spare wheel access flap.
  9. N/S main side panel Bay3.
  10. Skirt panel front of rear N/S wheel arch.
  11. N/S main side panel Bay4.
  12. Rear skirt panel, N/S.
  13. N/S main side panel , Bay 5.
  14. Pillar capping between Bay1 & entrance door.
  15. Pillar capping main pillars.
  16. Roof panel Bay1.
  17. Roof panel Bay 2.
  18. Roof panel Bay 3.
  19. Roof panel Bay 4.
  20. Valance panel for spare wheel access flap.
  21. Valance panel.
  22. Valance panel for air filter access flap.
  1. Front skirt panel O/S.
  2. Main side panel below driver’s signaling window O/S.
  3. O/S main side panel Bay 1.
  4. Skirt panel rear of front O/S wheel arch.
  5. O/S brake gear access flap.
  6. Valance panel for O/S brake gear access flap.
  7. Valance panel.
  8. O/S main side panel Bay 2.
  9. Skirt panel front of rear O/S wheel arch.
  10. O/S main side panel Bay 3.
  11. O/S rear skirt panel.
  12. O/S main side panel Bay 4.
  13. Main side panel below emergency door.
  14. Emergency door main side panel.
  15. Pillar capping between emergency door and Bay 4.
  16. Emergency door, top rail capping.
  17. Emergency door, shut pillar capping.
  18. Emergency door, hinge pillar capping.
  19. Water bottle flap.
  20. Fuel filter flap.
  21. Header tank flap.
  22. Electrical flap.
  23. N/S rear pillar capping.
  24. O/S No 1 pillar capping.

‘Cant rails’ are structural members that connect two body sections above the window section.
‘Waist Rails’ are structural members that connect two body sections below the window section.
‘Seat Rails’ are structural members running along the lateral walls and provide support for seat mounting.