Security enclosure for open deck vehicles

  • US 6,065,794 A
  • Filed: 02/14/1997
  • Issued: 05/23/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In a vehicle having a load deck, deck sidewalls, and a tailgate, a security enclosure for installation within the load deck thereof, the security enclosure comprising:

  • a first panel extending between the deck sidewalls and sloping upwardly toward the tailgate from a first end adjacent the load deck to a distal second end,a second panel coupled to the second end of the first panel and extending therefrom toward the tailgate; and

    means for securing the second panel in a position relative to the first panel so that an enclosed space is defined by the first and second panels, the tailgate, the load deck, and the deck sidewalls, wherein the securing means comprises a releasable lock mechanism attached to the second panel, which lock mechanism includes a bolt extendable through a bore formed through the first panel.

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