Masterpieces of Oldsmobile
Some station wagons have three rows of seats, while hatchbacks have up to two rows of seats. In luxury cars, the rear row of seats is often located in the luggage compartment and can be front, rear, or side. Station wagons and estate cars often share a common chassis with other body types. In 1926, the Oldsmobile Six was available in five different body styles. In 1937, Oldsmobile pioneered the introduction of the four-speed semi-automatic transmission, the automatic safety gear. This transmission had a conventional clutch pedal. The driver pressed a button before selecting the "low" or "high" range. "Low" shifted between first and second gear. "High" shifted between the first, third, and fourth gears. The horizontal mesh upper bumper is not just a decoration. Like the lower one, it is made of strong steel and attaches directly to the grille with equally strong crown connectors.
Bodywork, also known as ladder construction, is a common way of building vehicles. A single chassis or drive train is mounted on a stable and relatively rigid vehicle frame or chassis on which the power source is located. Wheels, suspension, brakes, and steering are mounted. Although originally used to build passenger vehicles, the body is now mainly used for trucks, vans, and especially large SUVs. It is easier to design, build and modify. Frames can be standardized for different body shapes, reducing costs and production requirements. Reduces rolling noise. The squeaks, hisses, and rattles normally associated with body movements under stress and strain are less audible. Tire noise is further away because the frame is insulated from the chassis with rubber rings around the mounting bolts. The frame is suspended from the chassis.