DE3806647A1 - Self-supporting folding top (convertible top, cabriolet top) - Google Patents

Self-supporting folding top (convertible top, cabriolet top)

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DE3806647A1
DE3806647A1 DE19883806647 DE3806647A DE3806647A1 DE 3806647 A1 DE3806647 A1 DE 3806647A1 DE 19883806647 DE19883806647 DE 19883806647 DE 3806647 A DE3806647 A DE 3806647A DE 3806647 A1 DE3806647 A1 DE 3806647A1
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top
roof
folding
rear
convertible
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Norbert Kneuer
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Norbert Kneuer
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60JWINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
    • B60J7/00Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs
    • B60J7/08Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position
    • B60J7/12Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts
    • B60J7/14Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of rigid plate-like elements or rigid non plate-like elements, e.g. with non-slidable, but pivotable or foldable movement
    • B60J7/143Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of rigid plate-like elements or rigid non plate-like elements, e.g. with non-slidable, but pivotable or foldable movement for covering the passenger compartment
    • B60J7/145Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of rigid plate-like elements or rigid non plate-like elements, e.g. with non-slidable, but pivotable or foldable movement for covering the passenger compartment at least two elements being folded in clamp-shell fashion
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60JWINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
    • B60J7/00Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs
    • B60J7/0076Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs separately collapsible C-pillars, e.g. by folding inwardly or sliding
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60JWINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES
    • B60J7/00Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs
    • B60J7/08Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position
    • B60J7/12Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts
    • B60J7/14Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of rigid plate-like elements or rigid non plate-like elements, e.g. with non-slidable, but pivotable or foldable movement
    • B60J7/143Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of rigid plate-like elements or rigid non plate-like elements, e.g. with non-slidable, but pivotable or foldable movement for covering the passenger compartment
    • B60J7/148Non-fixed roofs; Roofs with movable panels, e.g. rotary sunroofs of non-sliding type, i.e. movable or removable roofs or panels, e.g. let-down tops or roofs capable of being easily detached or of assuming a collapsed or inoperative position foldable; Tensioning mechanisms therefor, e.g. struts with a plurality of rigid plate-like elements or rigid non plate-like elements, e.g. with non-slidable, but pivotable or foldable movement for covering the passenger compartment at least one element being stored in vertical fashion

Abstract

The folding top to be protected as a patent comprises firm, sheet-like parts which are connected to one another by folding-top cloth and are supported against one another in such a manner that they form a virtually completely firm roof without requiring bows and linkages. The roof pillars can be separated by the vehicle body and roof but remain connected to the rear window by folding-top cloth and can be pivoted to the rear by approximately 270@ around the latter. When the folding top is closed the round shaped-out portions on the roof are clasped by the cloth. <IMAGE>

Description

Task: convertible top which mainly with regard the wear resistance, the assembly effort at the Production and the clarity of the properties reached hardtops and folded back Condition no more space than a soft top bean speaks; Four-seaters without a roll bar must be possible be.

Convertible tops are e.g. Currently as a collapsible frame made of bow and frame, which are covered by soft top covers. In some versions, the front flat roof section is already designed as a fixed, separately removable cover. In the rear three-dimensional part of the convertible top, consisting of the rear window, two roof posts (C- pillars) and the horizontal roof section connecting these three parts, only the rear window could previously be formed. The clarity of convertible tops with a fixed rear window is particularly poor, they also require a cumbersome to handle cover tarpaulin that takes up a lot of space when the roof is closed in the trunk or rear seat. Flexible rear windows are not acceptable due to wear and the lack of window heating. The convertible top compartment restricts the space even when the roof is closed. Few convertibles have a retractable one- or multi-part hardtop instead of the foldable convertible top. This requires expensive sinking aids. For four-seaters, the sunken hardtop takes up a lot of space.

The convertible top to be protected as a patent consists of solid, flat parts which are connected to each other by the top cover and are supported against each other in such a way that they form an almost completely solid roof without the need for sprie gel and rods. The roof covering can be fastened by the frame for a pop-up roof in front of the roof part, the frame for the windows in the C- pillars, laterally by profile strips, the rain gutters and accommodate seals for the side windows or lock the C -pillars up and down .

If two roof parts are required, they are connected by sliding bars (no. 5 ) and coil springs arranged in parallel. The sealing between the roof parts and the convertible top cover is based on the principle of shape no. 1 . The front roof section can also be designed so that it can be removed separately; this requires additional fastenings between the rear roof section, C- pillars and body so that it can also be driven semi-open. The roof posts (C- pillars) can be separated from the body and roof, but remain connected to the rear window by a cover and can be swiveled backwards by approximately 270 °. The rear window is supported on the body with two devices according to drawing 7. The round shape on the roof (No. 1 of the drawings) is covered by the cover when the top is closed.

Drawing 1 shows: closed top
Drawing 2 folding process
Drawing 3 Sunken roof
Drawing 4 Section through C- pillar with the roof closed
Drawing 5 Possible variants
Drawing 6 folding process, perspective
Drawing 7 Connection of rear window and body.

1 molding on the roof
2 and 4 fix roof posts 3
5 sliding pin
6 rear window
7 windows
8 telescopic rods
9 front roof section
10 tarpaulins
11 ventilation, better in shape 1
12 Direction of sectional views
13 Folded top cover
14 rear seat back

Claims (3)

1. Convertible top, characterized by solid, flat parts that are supported on each other and on the body and are connected to each other with the top cover, with the rear window and the body without the need for a bow and linkage.
2. Convertible top, characterized by fixed rear Roof posts, which are made up of body and roof Let it separate and cover it with the Rear window stay connected around which they are let swivel.
3. Convertible top, characterized by two Ausfor formations (No. 1 of the drawing), which are not spanned by the convertible top cover but are spanned with the roof closed and which are usually parts of the rear horizontal roof part.
DE19883806647 1988-03-02 1988-03-02 Self-supporting folding top (convertible top, cabriolet top) Ceased DE3806647A1 (en)

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Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
FR2706813A1 (en) * 1993-06-21 1994-12-30 Daimler Benz Ag
EP1478533A2 (en) * 2002-02-25 2004-11-24 SSR Roofing Systems, LLC Folding hardtop with rear window articulation
DE102004021576A1 (en) * 2004-05-03 2005-12-01 Wilhelm Karmann Gmbh Convertible car
US7118161B2 (en) 2002-08-14 2006-10-10 Wilhelm Karmann Gmbh Folding top for vehicle with rigid rear panel
FR2885083A1 (en) * 2005-04-27 2006-11-03 Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Sa Motor vehicle for use as drophead, has quarter glasses moving relative to its frame between position transversal to rear window and position folded in direction of window when structure passes from one to another configuration
DE102005045214B3 (en) * 2005-09-21 2007-02-01 Magna Car Top Systems Gmbh Soft top for a motor vehicle adjusts between a tensioned position and folded position with a covering and a support frame to grip the covering
DE102006035795A1 (en) * 2006-07-28 2008-01-31 Webasto Ag Hood system for a motor vehicle
DE102007004180B4 (en) * 2007-01-27 2010-08-05 Magna Car Top Systems Gmbh Adjustable vehicle roof

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DE8136919U1 (en) * 1981-12-18 1982-07-22 Puhl, Hans-Georg, 8407 Obertraubling, De Coupe cover 3-part
DE3416286A1 (en) * 1983-07-04 1984-10-04 Dieter Hoetker Upper roof component of a folding cover for motor vehicles
DE3433296C1 (en) * 1984-09-11 1986-01-09 Daimler Benz Ag Motor car

Patent Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE8136919U1 (en) * 1981-12-18 1982-07-22 Puhl, Hans-Georg, 8407 Obertraubling, De Coupe cover 3-part
DE3416286A1 (en) * 1983-07-04 1984-10-04 Dieter Hoetker Upper roof component of a folding cover for motor vehicles
DE3433296C1 (en) * 1984-09-11 1986-01-09 Daimler Benz Ag Motor car

Cited By (13)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
FR2706813A1 (en) * 1993-06-21 1994-12-30 Daimler Benz Ag
US5520432A (en) * 1993-06-21 1996-05-28 Mercedes-Benz Ag Motor vehicle with a lowerable roof construction
EP1478533A2 (en) * 2002-02-25 2004-11-24 SSR Roofing Systems, LLC Folding hardtop with rear window articulation
EP1478533A4 (en) * 2002-02-25 2007-05-23 Ssr Roofing Systems Llc Folding hardtop with rear window articulation
US7118161B2 (en) 2002-08-14 2006-10-10 Wilhelm Karmann Gmbh Folding top for vehicle with rigid rear panel
US7377574B2 (en) 2002-08-14 2008-05-27 Wilhelm Karmann Gmbh Retracting mechanism for use with both hard and hybrid retractable tops for vehicles
DE102004021576A1 (en) * 2004-05-03 2005-12-01 Wilhelm Karmann Gmbh Convertible car
FR2885083A1 (en) * 2005-04-27 2006-11-03 Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Sa Motor vehicle for use as drophead, has quarter glasses moving relative to its frame between position transversal to rear window and position folded in direction of window when structure passes from one to another configuration
DE102005045214B3 (en) * 2005-09-21 2007-02-01 Magna Car Top Systems Gmbh Soft top for a motor vehicle adjusts between a tensioned position and folded position with a covering and a support frame to grip the covering
US7354104B2 (en) 2005-09-21 2008-04-08 Magna Car Top Systems Gmbh Compact storable soft-top for a motor vehicle
DE102006035795A1 (en) * 2006-07-28 2008-01-31 Webasto Ag Hood system for a motor vehicle
DE102006035795B4 (en) * 2006-07-28 2012-12-06 Webasto Ag Hood system for a motor vehicle
DE102007004180B4 (en) * 2007-01-27 2010-08-05 Magna Car Top Systems Gmbh Adjustable vehicle roof

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