What's A Honda/Acura Front Bulkhead?

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.

When searching for repair procedures, knowing what to look for can save valuable time. When searching Honda, for example, instead of looking for a front upper rail, look for the front bulkhead (see Table 1). Having the correct repair information is essential to a proper repair process. Without vehicle maker repair information, you are potentially re-engineering the vehicle without the research into how the vehicle would react in another collision.

Honda and Acura repair information is available for purchase at: techinfo.honda.com

Table 1
Honda/Acura Part Terms Industry Part Terms
Front Bulkhead Front Upper Rail
Front Side Frame/Outrigger Front Lower Rail
Front Pillar Outer A-Pillar
Center Pillar Outer B-Pillar
Side Sill Outer Panel Outer Rocker Panel
Rear Side Outer Panel Quarter Panel
Rear Panel Rear Body Panel
Rear Floor Trunk Floor
Rear Frame Rear Rail
This table shows the terms that Honda/Acura uses on the left and the common industry terms on the right.

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