Running board for light trucks
Running board and method for assembling same
Running board assembly having a universal mounting bracket Patent #: 4311320
ApplicationNo. 06/348507 filed on 02/12/1982
US Classes:280/163, Steps182/92, Readily detachable52/188Tread unit on horizontal tread member connected to riser
ExaminersPrimary: Peters, Joseph F. Jr.
Assistant: Mar, Michael
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB60R 3/00 (20060101)
AbstractA running board construction for mounting to a vehicle includes an elongate deck and at least one bracket extending beneath and transverse to the deck, the bracket being attachable to the frame of the vehicle for mounting the running board to the vehicle. A single channel is formed integrally with the underside of the deck in substantially the center of the deck and a pair of flanges are also formed integrally with the deck and spaced to both sides of the channel. The channel slidingly receives a bolt for fastening the bracket to the underside of the deck and the flanges extend to a lower elevation than the channel, such that when the bolt is tightened, the bracket is bowed beneath the deck.
Field of SearchSteps