Rear-mounted aerodynamic structure for truck cargo bodies

  • US 8,360,510 B2
  • Filed: 01/04/2012
  • Issued: 01/29/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/17/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An aerodynamic structure for the rear of a cargo body comprising:

  • hingedly mounted on each of a pair of doors, a side panel, an upper panel and a lower panel that hinge between a folded position on the door and a deployed position in which the side panel, the upper panel and the lower panel together define an aerodynamic assembly with an internal cavity in the deployed position; and

    a swing arm assembly mounted on each of the pair of doors and interconnected to each of the upper panel and the lower panel so that swinging movement of the swing arm assembly causes the upper panel and the lower panel to move together between the deployed position and the folded position such that, in the folded position each swing arm confronts each of the pair of doors with the side panel overlying the upper panel and the lower panel.

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