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Old 07-23-2020, 12:22 PM   #1
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Tailgate Trunnion

Been thinking about doing this for a while so I found some material and pulled the trigger. I will add a flange head bolt with washer and nut to secure the nylon to the original bracket. Just couldn't stand the thought of fresh paint and eventually metal on metal.

Good idea, dumb idea???
Anyone else done this?
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Old 07-23-2020, 01:19 PM   #2
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Re: Tailgate Trunnion

I like it! Now do the other side.
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Old 07-23-2020, 02:11 PM   #3
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Re: Tailgate Trunnion

Similar design as a member of the board (1966chevy) who is selling quite of few of them on Ebay for $77.50 a set in stainless.

Link to an older post...here
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:15 PM   #4
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Similar design as a member of the board (1966chevy) who is selling quite of few of them on Ebay for $77.50 a set in stainless.

Link to an older post...here
Wow, those are top shelf!
Didn't realize anything like it was available.
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Old 07-25-2020, 09:06 AM   #5
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Re: Tailgate Trunnion

I have been looking at some Delrin rod for that same idea, yours look great. Turned on a lathe? What O.D. on the nylon? All I have is a drill press so a bit of a challenge if the O.D. is way off.
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Re: Tailgate Trunnion

I guess its not an original idea? Could be the same seller (I don't remember). The bolt is longer/flush on the ones I got. Similar/same pricing.

I got these off of craigslist.

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Old 07-26-2020, 09:32 PM   #7
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Re: Tailgate Trunnion

I have those as well. There was a guy selling them out of San Francisco.
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Old 07-26-2020, 09:37 PM   #8
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Here’s the Craigslist ad. He sells them for most years.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts...166504602.html
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:33 PM   #9
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I have been looking at some Delrin rod for that same idea, yours look great. Turned on a lathe? What O.D. on the nylon? All I have is a drill press so a bit of a challenge if the O.D. is way off.
It was turned on a lathe. Rough sketch but you get the idea.
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Thanks for posting that....that's perfect.
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:38 AM   #11
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I guess its not an original idea? Could be the same seller (I don't remember). The bolt is longer/flush on the ones I got. Similar/same pricing.

I got these off of craigslist.

Picked up a set of these as well. Ordered direct from his website. Will see how they work next week.
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:52 PM   #12
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Found some hardware that seems to work pretty well.
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Oh I like those!
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