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1. (WO1979000238) ATTACHMENT FOR CONVERTING A VEHICLE INTO AN EXPANDABLE VEHICLE
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Pub. No.: WO/1979/000238 International Application No.: PCT/US1978/000119
Publication Date: 03.05.1979 International Filing Date: 25.10.1978
IPC:
B60P 3/34 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
P
VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS
3
Vehicles adapted to transport, to carry or to comprise special loads or objects
32
comprising living accommodation for people, e.g. caravans, camping, or like vehicles
34
the living accommodation being expansible, collapsible or capable of rearrangement
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Priority Data:
84554126.10.1977US
Title (EN) ATTACHMENT FOR CONVERTING A VEHICLE INTO AN EXPANDABLE VEHICLE
(FR) DISPOSITIF DE CONVERSION D"UN VEHICULE EN UN VEHICULE EXTENSIBLE
Abstract:
(EN) A body portion (42a, 142a) of a standard type vehicle (40, 140) such as the rear body panel (42a) of an automobile (40) or a side body panel (142a) of a van (140) is pivotally connected (44) to , the balance of the vehicle (40, 140) by an accordion folding hood (46, 144). Alternatively, an attachment (220) may be used to replace a removed body panel (230) of an automobile (40) or a corresponding side body panel of a van and is pivotally connected to the balance of the vehicle (40) by an accordion folding hood (46). In either instance the pivoted panel (42a, 142a) or attachment (224) is pivotable to a collapsed position of the hood in which position it defines an original enclosed usable volume for the vehicle which volume is bisected by a diagonal plane extending through the pivot axis for the body panel or attachment. In the extended position of the body panel (42a, 142a) or attachment (224) (FIGS. 3, 14C and 20) the hood and pivoted member define an enlarged usable volume it having increased headroom with the volume being generally greater than twice that of the original in enclosed volume.
(FR) Une partie de la carrosserie (42a, 142a) d"un vehicule standard (40, 140) telle que le hayon arriere de la carrosserie (42a) d"une automobile (40) ou un panneau lateral (142a) d"un vehicule utilitaire (140) est rattachee par pivotement au chassis du vehicule (40, 140) par une capote pliee en accordeon (46, 144). Alternativement on peut utiliser un dispositif (220) pour remplacer un panneau de carrosserie (230) enleve d"une automobile (40) ou un panneau lateral correspondant de la carrosserie d"un vehicule utilitaire, ce dispositif etant rattache par pivotement au chassis du vehicule (40) par une capote pliee en accordeon (46). Dans les deux cas, le panneau pivotant (42a, 142a) ou dispositif (224) peut pivoter pour amener la capote dans une position rabattue definissant un volume habitable original du vehicule, volume qui est divise par un plan diagonal bisecteur passant par l"axe de pivotement du panneau de carrosserie ou dispositif. En position deployee du panneau de carrosserie (42a, 142a) ou dispositif (224) (FIGS, 3, 14C et 20) la capote et l"armature de pivotement definissent un volume habitable agrandi d"une hauteur libre superieure et d"un volume, en general, deux fois superieur au volume original.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
JPS54500033