This paper is concerned with a forming analysis of front side members and the application of the forming effect in crash analysis of auto-body. Drawbead restraining forces are calculated with ABAQUS/Strandard in order to identify the boundary condition in forming process. Forming analysis with equivalent drawbead is carried out with LS-DYNA3D. In order to demonstrate the validity of the forming analysis, quantitative comparison of the thickness variation between the real product and the numerical simulation result is carried out. Forming histories obtained from the forming analysis are utilized as the initial condition of the crash analysis for accurate assessment of the crashworthiness.