Patent Number: 6,253,439

Title: Method for fastening a reinforcement frame in a vehicle roof opening

Abstract: To fasten a reinforcement frame in an opening in a vehicle roof member, the roof member is supported on a flanging bed and moved in succession against flanging edges of a plurality of flanging jaws. To insert the jaws into the roof opening, the jaws can be displaced in a plurality of moves of individual jaws parallel to the plane of the opening in which jaws are withdrawn from straight portions of the margin of the opening to permit corner jaws to be withdrawn from comer portions of the opening.

Inventors: Niehwohner; Heino (Braunschweig, DE)

Assignee: Volkswagen AG

International Classification: B62D 65/00 (20060101); B62D 65/06 (20060101); B23P 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018