Weight and detailed process cost study of 1981 Chrysler K-car (Reliant/Aries) components
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Published by The Administration, National Technical Information Service [distributor in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Automobiles -- United States -- Weight,
  • Automobiles -- United States -- Fuel consumption,
  • Automobiles -- Design and construction -- Costs,
  • Chrysler automobile -- Weight,
  • Chrysler automobile -- Design and construction -- Costs

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StatementT.N. McVetty, H.G. Wakely, O.J. Viergutz ; prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
ContributionsWakely, H. G, Viergutz, O. J, United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, IIT Research Institute
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 161 p. :
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14944887M

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