3.5 Body. The body shall be mounted on a forward control bus type
chassis with seating for the driver and one passenger forward of the
front axle. The unit shall be manufactured in accordance with the
highest standards of the industry. The body shall have a generally
symmetrical appearance with full-skirted sides and a flat rather than a
stepped front design. Body design shall effectively exclude engine
fumes and exhaust gases from the interior and shall provide safe and
comfortable transportation for the passengers and the driver. All
equipment and furnishings shall be secured to withstand mobile vehicle
3.5.1 Body dimensions. The vehicle body exterior and interior
dimensions shall be as follows:
(a) Overall width, exclusive of mirrors, lights and reflectors,
shall be not more than 96 inches.
(b) Overall height shall be not more than 154 inches.
(c) Overall length shall be not more than 40 feet.
(d) Interior length behind driver's seat shall be not less than
(e) Interior width shall be not less than 90 inches.
(f) Interior height shall be not less than 84 inches.
3.5.2 Construction. The body and roof framing shall be
constructed of aluminum. extrusions of nominal 0.125 inch thickness or
not less than 1-1/2 inch square tubular high tensile steel. The body
framing shall be braced at all points of stress. Corner posts shall be
aluminum extrusions of nominal 0.1 inch thickness, where aluminum
framing is used. Door and window frames shall be reinforced and
gusseted to prevent torsional twisting. Body and floor frame members
shall be installed on nominal lb-inch centers. The body shall be custom
built as specified, providing mobile laboratory facilities to serve as a
combination blood component laboratory, 4-bed donor unit and processing
laboratory. The vehicle body shall provide a comfortable environment
for donors and working personnel for extended periods. The body
structure shall be capable of resisting all generally and locally
applied loads resulting from normal intended usage without excessive
deflection, cracking, permanent deformation, loosening of joints, or
premature fatigue failure. Where aluminum and steel surfaces come into
contact, effective means shall be provided to preclude electrolytic
22.214.171.124 Exterior panels. Exterior side, end, and roof panels
shall be constructed of aluminum sheets of an alloy and thickness
adequate to provide the required strength. The roof panel may be 20
gage (.0359 inch) hot rolled steel panel. The exterior body panels