05947546 is referenced by 16 patents and cites 66 patents.

An apparatus for attaching a soft top to a motor vehicle includes a retainer member for engaging a channel located in a structural element attached to the motor vehicle. In one application, the structural element is a removable door frame having a molded-in channel which opens downwardly and is disposed above a door opening. The retainer member includes a first flange adapted to fixedly attach to a lateral edge of the top section of the soft top. The retainer member further includes a second flange for engaging the molded-in channel in an interference fit. The first flange laterally extends beyond the door of the vehicle to thereby shingle the door from condensation and rain which may gather on the soft top. In an alternative embodiment, the retainer member is configured to form a trough for carrying the condensation and rain rearward away from the door.

Title
Apparatus for attaching a soft top to a motor vehicle
Application Number
8/955959
Publication Number
5947546
Application Date
October 22, 1997
Publication Date
September 7, 1999
Inventor
Nancy L Brunner
Broomfield
CO, US
Robert L Hart
Golden
CO, US
John C Wainwright
Loudon
TN, US
John F Miller
Lambertville
MI, US
Mark G Vervaeke
Sterling Heights
MI, US
Kipp D Owen
Franklin
MI, US
Michael E Hilliard
Plymouth
MI, US
Agent
William J Coughlin
Assignee
Bestop
CO, US
Chrysler Corporation
MI, US
IPC
B60J 7/00
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