Vehicle shield device

  • US 5,755,483 A
  • Filed: 04/18/1994
  • Issued: 05/26/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/26/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A motor vehicle having a hood and fender protected from denting or marring from stones or other hard object comprising:

  • a motor vehicle having a hood and fender arrangement wherein the hood does not include the vehicle'"'"'s top front and side corner surfaces which form a leading edge of the vehicle'"'"'s fender;

    a shield device mounted to said hood, said shield device comprising a hood protector portion having a first end and a second end and a front edge and a back edge, and a fender protector portion located adjacent at least one of said ends of said hood protector portion; and

    a mounting member for mounting to the vehicle'"'"'s hood, said mounting member extending rearwardly from the front edge of the hood protector portion, extending underneath the hood and mounted to the hood'"'"'s underside;

    wherein said hood protector portion extends from said first end, adjacent a front left portion of said hood, outwardly across a front surface of the hood to said second end, adjacent a front right portion of said hood, said hood protector generally extends forwardly away from the hood at said front edge, and continues to then curve upwardly and rearwardly over the hood'"'"'s front surface to the back edge of the hood protector portion;

    wherein said fender protector portion is constructed to wrap around the leading edge of the fender;

    wherein when the hood is moved to an open position to expose the vehicle'"'"'s engine, the fender protector portion moves in unison with the hood away from the vehicle'"'"'s top front and side corner surfaces comprising the leading edge of the vehicle'"'"'s fender; and

    wherein the device is made of a material capable of holding its own shape so that stones and other hard objects striking the device are deflected without denting or marring the hood or fender underneath.

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