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    March 12, 2021

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    Different car door types


    Different car door types

    The car door type determines the degree of comfort when entering and exiting the car. In many ways, the body type affects the door configuration features and the features of its fastening.

    The main different types trucks for freight:

    1. Standard.

    This door configuration has a classic look. It opens to the side. Fastening is due to the hinges, which are located at the front edge. The main advantage is safety, because the counterflow of air when opening does not exert pressure on the door surface. This type is most often used in the production of standard bodies.

    2. Rear-hinged.

    A distinctive configuration feature is that the hinge is located on the rear surface. The door installation does not provide security when opening. If it is opened by accident, a strong wind stream can tear it off its hinges and disrupt the body structure.

    The most popular type of shipping trucks with this type is Lincoln Continental. Some models manufactured by Ford and Rolls Royce have also been fitted with similar doors over the years. The advantages of a rear hinged door include convenience. The driver can easily open the tailgate without getting up in his own seat.

    3. Scissor.

    This type is characterized by an upward opening. The first car model to have such a door was the ’68 Alfa Romeo. Among the type advantages are the ability to drive a vehicle even with the door open and the comfort when leaving the car, even if it is parked close to other cars. In addition, the hinges of it are located as standard, as in classic models. It is worth noting that doors make accidental opening impossible. Disadvantages: Difficulty getting out of the car, increased production cost, complicating the process of leaving the car in case of an accident.

    Scissor doors come in several varieties. The classic is a configuration that rotates 90 degrees. There are doors that are characterized by a small outward opening amplitude. The third of all car door types of scissor doors are models with an increased opening angle of 130 degrees.

    4. Butterfly wing.

    This car door model is often used in the production of elite types of cars. Its opening principle is similar to that described above. The main difference is a slight protrusion outward when opening. It is like “butterfly wing” are installed on cars Ferrari, McLaren, Toyota. This type can now be seen mainly on sports cars.

    There are also sliding (opening with special guides) and top-hung doors (fixing at the top). They are extremely rare due to their limited functionality.