US 9,809,256 B1
Vehicle body structure
Dragan B. Stojkovic, Taylor, MI (US); and Colleen Marie Hoffman, Canton, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Jun. 7, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/175,334.
Int. Cl. B60N 2/02 (2006.01); B62D 25/12 (2006.01); B60R 19/52 (2006.01)
CPC B62D 25/12 (2013.01) [B60R 19/52 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle front end comprising:
two hinge pillars each disposed on opposite sides of the vehicle; and
a pair of one-piece hydroformed tubes each including a forwardly extending portion attached to one of the pillars, and a transversely extending portion terminating at a distal end, wherein the distal ends are attached to each other by only a single joint located in a central region of the front end.