A rolling chassis is the chassis without bodywork of a motor vehicle (car, truck, bus, or other vehicle), assembled with its final powertrain (engine and drivetrain), and able to move under its own power.
Separate chassis remain in use for almost all heavy vehicles ranging from pickup trucks to the biggest trucks and commercial passenger carrying vehicles.
The rolling chassis is delivered to the commercial body maker, coachbuilder, or bulk transporter on its own wheels, under its own power.
In restoration circles rolling chassis is a name given to a with wheels and suspension but without engine and transmission.
- Some automobile chassis
Rolling X-frame chassis
Rolling platform frame 1965 Miura
Rolling platform frame AK 427 Cobra replica rolling chassis
Old-fashioned space frame Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing W180
Current unified body and chassis frame Mercedes SLS R197
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- Glider (automobiles), an otherwise complete motor vehicle that lacks some or all of the powertrain