US 9,809,261 B2
Vehicle body lateral structure
Masahiko Emura, Saitama (JP)
Assigned to HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Appl. No. 14/916,196
Filed by HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
PCT Filed Sep. 4, 2014, PCT No. PCT/JP2014/073398
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Mar. 3, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/034022, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 12, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-183217 (JP), filed on Sep. 4, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0214662 A1, Jul. 28, 2016
Int. Cl. B62D 25/02 (2006.01); B62D 37/02 (2006.01); B62D 35/02 (2006.01); B62D 25/16 (2006.01)
CPC B62D 37/02 (2013.01) [B62D 25/025 (2013.01); B62D 25/16 (2013.01); B62D 35/02 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle body lateral structure comprising:
a wheel house which is provided on a vehicle body lateral part to house a tire;
an inner fender which covers a face of the wheel house, the face being on a side facing the tire; and
a strake which is bolted through the inner fender to a wheel house fastening hole provided on the wheel house, wherein
the strake includes a mounting part for being mounted through the inner fender to the wheel house fastening hole, a bolt fastening surface protruding from the mounting part by a predetermined protrusion amount toward the wheel house and capable of housing a head portion of a bolt, and a bolt through-hole formed on the bolt fastening surface;
the inner fender includes a cut-out section at a position corresponding to the bolt fastening surface, the cut-out section having a larger diameter than the bolt fastening surface; and
the bolt includes, in an axial direction in a following order, a screw portion which screws into the wheel house fastening hole, the head portion having a larger diameter than the screw portion and a smaller diameter than the bolt through-hole, and a flange portion having a larger diameter than the bolt through-hole and a smaller diameter than the bolt fastening surface, and wherein
the strake is bolted to the wheel house fastening hole to allow the bolt fastening surface to be sandwiched between the flange portion and the wheel house and to allow the inner fender to be sandwiched between the mounting part and the wheel house.