Roy Lunn was in charge of the engineering for the XJ Jeep Cherokee, Jeep’s first unibody vehicle. Essentially they engineered a unibody top hat and welded it to longitudinal frame rails that ran the length of the SUV, sort of body-welded-to-frame. The structure was so strong that when it was decided to turn the Cherokee into the Comanche pickup truck, they just had to weld in an X-brace between the frame rails in back to maintain structural integrity after cutting away the back half of the body.
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