In automotive design, a pillar is any upright support.
Panel or area located on the vehicle side, from the rear wheelwell to the end of the
Rear Quarter Panel
Part of some vehicle bodies, designed as a distinct assembly, located beneath the
A raised strip running lengthwise on some vehicles such as a cargo truck tailgate.
Designed to come in contact with the vehicle when the tailgate is opened. Any rail
on the side or rear of a vehicle designed to absorb shock.
Iron hydroxide, sometimes referred to as "hydrated ferric oxide".
The electro-chemical process by which iron or other metals transform into iron
hydroxide or rust.
The upper reinforcing member to which a shock absorber is bolted.
Any flat surface or horizontal structure that bears an upright structure, especially
the base of a window or threshold of a structured doorway.
Slang term referring to the outer metal of a vehicle. Sheet metal or "thin skins"
refer to all tactical vehicles and trailers/armor. "Thick skins" refer to most combat
A metal trim cover over a sill panel designed to help resist wear.
Rectangular openings to accommodate stakes on some truck beds.
Cracking of metal as a result of constant structural stress on a corroding area.
To move a rustproofing spray tool back and forth across an area while spraying.
A water control channel usually located at edges of doors, deck lid openings, and the
Applications of a primer coat. Also the application of a tar-like material on the
underside of a vehicle to serve as a sound deadener.
Brace between the front fenders which supports the upper part of the vehicle's
Upper Radiator Brace
The tool used to apply rustproofing material.
A plastic or oil paper covering that seals out water or dust from interior trim panels.