05702147 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 50 patents.

A tailgate sealing arrangement for sport utility and other vehicles having a removable, flexible top. The sealing arrangement includes an elongated, rigid member attached to the lower section of the rear portion of the flexible top. The rigid member is removably mounted to extend across the tailgate opening and has a flexible seal depending downwardly from it. The tailgate in the preferred embodiment is mounted for pivotal movement about a vertical axis and has a horizontally extending, flat, upper surface. In operation and as the tailgate is closed, the depending seal contacts and wipes across the flat, upper surface of the tailgate to form an effective sealing arrangement. All of this is done without having to disturb or otherwise manipulate the top.

Title
Tailgate sealing arrangement
Application Number
8/437322
Publication Number
5702147
Application Date
May 9, 1995
Publication Date
December 30, 1997
Inventor
Richard C Essig
Loveland
CO, US
Agent
W Scott Carson
Assignee
Bestop
CO, US
IPC
B60J 10/10
B60J 7/08
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