Patent Number: 6,308,874

Title: Roof rack assembly

Abstract: A roof rack assembly 10 for use in combination with a vehicle 12 of the type having a roof 14 and a rear or back portion or end 16 including a rear door or hatchback 18. Assembly 10 includes a pair of elongated support rails or members 20, 22, a movable rack or storage member 24 which is movably coupled to said rail members 20, 22, and several fasteners or fastening members 26, 28, 30 and 32. Rack member 24 is movable between a "roof-mounted" position in which rack member 24 is substantially parallel to roof 14 and a "back end-mounted" position in which said rack member is substantially parallel to back end 16.

Inventors: Kim; Roger (Southfield, MI), Waskul; Nicholas (Fenton, MI), Lee; Minyong (Inkster, MI), Aidenbaum; Steve (West Bloomfield, MI)

Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B60R 9/00 (20060101); B60R 9/042 (20060101); B60R 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018