A gusseted torsion system minimizes torsional deflection in an open frame vehicle having a generally U-shaped frame with two generally parallel beams. The gusseted torsion system includes cross members extending between the parallel beams and gussets adjacent each end of the cross members. The gussets are affixed to the parallel beams to counter torsional forces created by loads exerted on the parallel beams.

Title
Gusseted torsion system for an open frame vehicle
Application Number
12/029872
Publication Number
20090200836
Application Date
February 12, 2008
Publication Date
August 13, 2009
Inventor
Bruce W Farber
Oxnard
CA, US
Joseph Beck
Oxnard
CA, US
Aaron Alls
Ventura
CA, US
Agent
Kelly Lowry & Kelley
CA, US
IPC
B62D 21/03
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