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1. (WO1998053170) GATE HINGE

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/053170    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/010427
Publication Date: Fri Nov 27 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Fri May 22 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: E05D 3/02
E05D 7/12
Applicants: RAN ENTERPRISES, INC.
Inventors: KIEFER, James
Title: GATE HINGE
Abstract:
A hinge (20) especially suited for securing the rear gate of a vehicle to a vehicle body. The hinge is moveable between a retracted and an extended position. In the extended position, the hinge facilitates painting of the vehicle body and gate, especially the area between the vehicle body and gate, including the hinge itself. The hinge is maintained in the extended position without the need to insert a screw, or other extraneous member, into the hinge, thereby simplifying the painting procedure.