Examples of use
and chassis for others to convert into finished vehicles
In the case of vehicles, the term
rolling chassis means the
frame plus the "running gear" like
An under body (sometimes referred to as "
coachwork"), which is usually not necessary for integrity of the structure, is built on the chassis to complete the vehicle.
commercial vehicles, a
rolling chassis consists of an assembly of all the essential parts of a truck (without the body) to be ready for operation on the road.
 The design of a pleasure car chassis will be different than one for commercial vehicles because of the heavier loads and constant work use.
 Commercial vehicle manufacturers sell "chassis only", "cowl and chassis", as well as "
chassis cab" versions that can be outfitted with specialized bodies. These include
box trucks, etc.
In particular applications, such as
school buses, a government agency like
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the U.S. defines the design standards of chassis and body conversions.
armoured fighting vehicle's hull
 serves as the chassis and comprises the bottom part of the AFV that includes the
tracks, engine, driver's seat, and crew compartment. This describes the lower hull, although common usage might include the upper hull to mean the AFV without the
turret. The hull serves as a basis for platforms on
armoured personnel carriers,
combat engineering vehicles, etc.
chassis opened to expose computer components
In an electronic device, the chassis consists of a frame or other internal supporting structure on which the
circuit boards and other electronics are mounted.
In some designs, such as older sets, the chassis is mounted inside a heavy, rigid cabinet, while in other designs such as modern
computer cases, lightweight covers or panels are attached to the chassis.
The combination of chassis and outer covering is sometimes called an enclosure.