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Old 03-29-2018, 07:10 PM   #1
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no more tailgate chains

here is my fix for bulky latch and chains
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:16 PM   #2
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Thats pretty cool .
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:04 PM   #3
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Re: no more tailgate chains

I guess when it hangs all the way down there's no bumper to hit or chains to hold it level.....just lower it carefully....
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:04 PM   #4
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Re: no more tailgate chains

Does give the back a clean look.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:14 PM   #5
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Re: no more tailgate chains

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I guess when it hangs all the way down there's no bumper to hit or chains to hold it level.....just lower it carefully....
putting custom cable straps in to hold T gate
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:36 PM   #6
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Re: no more tailgate chains

A buddy of mine did this to his truck years ago. His biggest complaint was trying to push both buttons to drop the gate. Clean look.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:39 PM   #7
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he must have had short arms no problem here to open
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:54 PM   #8
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Re: no more tailgate chains

I saw several done this way at a show last yr..clean look....I think they used the tailgate strap supports like mar k sells
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:56 PM   #9
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:20 PM   #10
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Re: no more tailgate chains

that's nice rvr...that's the strap setup I was talkn bout....nice latch setup also..
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:43 AM   #11
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Re: no more tailgate chains

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Is that a mar-k tailgate? If it wasnt for the stepside script i would buy one. I think i am going to make me one out of my original tailgate. Put a s10 shaved handle kit in with bear claws if there is room
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:42 AM   #12
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I dont know where it came form. I got it from brothers truck.
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Old 04-01-2018, 01:40 PM   #13
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Is that a mar-k tailgate? If it wasnt for the stepside script i would buy one. I think i am going to make me one out of my original tailgate. Put a s10 shaved handle kit in with bear claws if there is room

Here's the Mar-K tailgate with the correct Fleetside script. The panel is from the original tailgate.
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Old 04-01-2018, 02:09 PM   #14
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Here's the Mar-K tailgate with the correct Fleetside script. The panel is from the original tailgate.
How did you get the fleetside scipt in there? Do you have any pictures of the swap?
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:21 AM   #15
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How did you get the fleetside scipt in there? Do you have any pictures of the swap?
The entire script panel was cut from the old tailgate, then fitted and welded into the new one. Sorry, no photos.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:28 PM   #16
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Re: no more tailgate chains

I like the chains ran my truck for 20 years in the scrap business.I wish the new chevy trucks used chains.I put 454 engines on my tail gate the factory gates are some bad ass mothers.Plus to me the chain look just makes the truck way different look.


Not many people on this site can say they still own there first truck and work it for 20 years and still be in this good of shape Ya i put newer doors on 2 years after i got it.From my grand father.It still has the factory 2 speed power glide But its been up dated to everything that came on a 1972 chevy 3/4 ton still have the coil rear end.

In one of the worst business that you can do with a truck Hauling scrap iron
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