US 11,654,975 B2
Vehicle frame rails and methods of assembling vehicle frame rails
Jeffrey R Spehar, Northville, MI (US); Hariton N Poparad, Farmington Hills, MI (US); Mark Cutshall, Brighton, MI (US); and John T McNally, Berkley, MI (US)
Assigned to AM General LLC, South Bend, IN (US)
Filed by AM GENERAL LLC, South Bend, IN (US)
Filed on Dec. 21, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/128,280.
Prior Publication US 2022/0194481 A1, Jun. 23, 2022
Int. Cl. B62D 21/02 (2006.01); B62D 27/02 (2006.01); B62D 65/02 (2006.01)
CPC B62D 27/023 (2013.01) [B62D 21/02 (2013.01); B62D 65/02 (2013.01)] 55 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
18. A vehicle frame rail, including:
a first half having a hole;
a second half having a hole, the second half connected to the first half such that the hole in the first half is aligned with the hole in the second half and so as to form an enclosed space between the first half and the second half;
a spacer locating member, the spacer locating member having a body section spaced apart from the first half and the second half and a hole; and
a spacer having a first end, a second end and a bore extending from the first end to the second end, the spacer extending through the hole of the spacer locating member such that the bore is aligned with the hole in the first half and the hole in the second half.