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Gary R Rippberger: Apparatus for detachably fastening a stretchable fabric panel to a rigid frame. Bestop, Edwin L Spangler Jr, July 19, 1988: US04757854 (73 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an improved tongue and groove connector for detachably fastening a stretchable fabric panel to a rigid frame which is characterized by a tongue-forming element attached along a line intermediate the side edges thereof to the panel in face-to-face relation to the latter, the ...


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Raymond W Ninness, Gregory A Brower: Tonneau cover system. Bestop, W Scott Carson, July 10, 2001: US06257647 (46 worldwide citation)

A system for removably attaching a tonneau cover over the bed of a pickup truck or similar vehicle. The system includes front, rear, and side rails. The front and two side rails are respectively secured in fixed positions atop the front and side walls of the bed. The rear rail is then suspended to e ...


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Keijo J Huotari: Combination of a lockable, soft tonneau cover and lockable tailgate. Bestop, W Scott Carson, May 22, 2001: US06234561 (39 worldwide citation)

The combination of a lockable, soft, flexible tonneau cover for the bed of a pickup truck or similar vehicle and a lockable tailgate. The preferred embodiment includes grooved front, side, and rear rails into which retainer belts on the perimeter of the tonneau cover are insertable to position the c ...


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Arthur M Fleitas: Self-locking spare tire carrier latch. Bestop Dualmatic, Edwin L Spangler Jr, October 2, 1984: US04474492 (28 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to an improved latch for releasably latching the hinged spare tire carrier to the tailgate or rear door of a vehicle, such latch being characterized by a mounting bracket attached to the carrier and movable therewith that carries a tapered guide pin projecting therefrom which ...


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Michael E Hilliard, Louis D DeLellis, William A Grabowski, Leonard Bores, Robert D Worley, Mark A Hickey, Stephen K Tebbutt: Method for attaching a soft top to a motor vehicle body. Chrysler Corporation, Bestop, Mark P Calcaterra, October 2, 2001: US06295713 (24 worldwide citation)

A method for attaching a soft top to a motor vehicle body tensions the soft top without a separate tensioning device. The method includes the general steps of attaching a support member to the motor vehicle for pivotal movement about a transverse pivot axis, supporting an upper rear corner of the to ...


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Keijo J Huotari: Combination of a lockable, soft tonneau cover and lockable tailgate. Bestop, W Scott Carson, November 27, 2001: US06322129 (21 worldwide citation)

The combination of a lockable, soft, flexible tonneau cover for the bed of a pickup truck or similar vehicle and a lockable tailgate. The preferred embodiment includes grooved front, side, and rear rails into which retainer belts on the perimeter of the tonneau cover are insertable to position the c ...


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Gregory P Allison, Dallas L Vernon: Interlocking arrangement of storage boxes for a sport utility vehicle. Bestop, W Scott Carson, November 18, 1997: US05687895 (21 worldwide citation)

An interlocking arrangement of storage boxes in the rear section of a passenger vehicle such as a sport utility vehicle. The arrangement preferably includes at least three storage boxes. Two of the boxes are respectively secured to the side walls of the vehicle. These side boxes are spaced from each ...


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Richard C Essig: Tailgate sealing arrangement. Bestop, W Scott Carson, December 30, 1997: US05702147 (19 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Dallas L Vernon, Brian C Coppom, John C Dinsmoor III, Barry Van Everen: Vehicle roof assembly with removable and storage cockpit cover. Bestop, W Scott Carson, March 10, 1998: US05725273 (19 worldwide citation)

A hardtop roof assembly for a passenger vehicle. The roof assembly includes a hard cover over the passenger cockpit. The cockpit cover is completely removable from the remainder of the roof assembly and vehicle and can be selectively secured over the opening above the passenger cockpit or to a rear ...


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George C Stickles, Rex W Stevens: Adjustable step arrangement for a vehicle. Bestop, W Scott Carson, January 1, 2013: US08342550 (17 worldwide citation)

An adjustable step arrangement for a vehicle to assist a user to get into and out of the vehicle. The arrangement includes a U-shaped, tube member supported on a guide system. The tube member has two leg portions with a step section extending between them. The leg portions of the tube members have s ...