The body is the essential structure of the vehicle. The vehicle body is made from stamped metal parts which are subsequently welded together.
Metal body components are classified into two groups: exterior parts and structural parts.
The category external parts refers to the individual parts and assembled sets of parts that make up products such as bonnets, roofs, doors and wings. As the exterior parts make up the vehicle’s visible exterior, they are known in the industry as "skin parts" and require perfect finishes and flawless surfaces.
Structural parts are the parts that form the vehicle’s “skeleton” and include floors, pillars, struts and wheel arches. Although these parts are not visible, they are crucial for safety and especially relevant in the event of a crash.