Hook bar tool for bumper repair

  • US 6,089,075 A
  • Filed: 04/05/1999
  • Issued: 07/18/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/05/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A bumper repair tool operable with a lever bar, comprising:

  • a shank with a first hook end and a second hook end, and a plurality of apertures formed along a longitudinal axis of said shank, said apertures being dimensioned to receive and allow passage of said lever bar therethrough;

    said shank comprising a stiff material formed in a substantially rectangular cross-section with a thickness and a width, and having a taper in said thickness and said width at said first hook end and at said second hook end, thereby forming a first neck and a second neck thereat, respectively;

    said first hook end tapering to a first thin edge curving over said first neck at a first radius of curvature, said second hook end tapering to a second thin edge curving over said second neck at a second radius of curvature, said first and second thin edges adapted for prying under a bumper surface such that one of the said first and second hook ends is removably and pivotally engagable at said bumper surface;

    said first hook end having a pair of opposing notches formed thereat, one of said notches being disposed on a first side of said first hook end and another notch being disposed on a second side of said first hook end; and

    said second hook end having a pair of opposing notches formed thereat, one of said notches being disposed on a first side of said second hook end and another notch being disposed on a second side of said second hook end.

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