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What is Monocoque Construction?

Monocoque designs originated in aircraft construction, and they first appeared in the automotive industry in the 1920s, but body-on-frame continued to dominate for decades. Today, a modified type of monocoque construction, known as unibody, is dominant.

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What is a Chassis?

In simplest terms, a chassis is “everything but the body” in a vehicle that utilizes body-on-frame construction techniques, but it is a little more complex than that.