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Old 07-26-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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Tailgate chains?

Just wanted to see if you guys have any ideas or suggestions on how to get rid of the tailgate chains?

I haven't seen anything yet but, it seems like there has to be an answer to the rusty old chains.

Also, if you have any pics of what you have done that would be awesome!!!

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Old 07-26-2012, 11:33 PM   #2
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Re: Tailgate chains?

some guys use seat belt buckles/latches welded to the inside of the gate
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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Re: Tailgate chains?

I just cut eye off tailgate, welded that and pivot hole up on bed. Welded brackets for a fence on the inside of bed on each side to hold it shut. Still doing the body work as I just did this week.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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Re: Tailgate chains?

this guy used latches off a 1977 chevy luv

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Old 07-27-2012, 09:39 AM   #5
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Re: Tailgate chains?

http://www.mar-k.com/Catalog/catalog.aspx There is always the expensive way. he also had cheaper options
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:09 AM   #6
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Re: Tailgate chains?

pic is crappy but here is what i did. This is after i finished welding up. One on each side. i just drilled a hole for the latch to go through <-one on each side.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #7
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Re: Tailgate chains?

Post #59 on my build thread has what I've done.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...68#post5358168
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #8
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Re: Tailgate chains?

I fiddled with straps and latches from the salvage yard, ended up going the Mar-K route. They are great.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:44 PM   #9
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Re: Tailgate chains?

Here's another thread:

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=402255
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:21 PM   #10
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Re: Tailgate chains?

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Here's another thread:

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=402255
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I knew there was a thread on this. Glad someone found it.

Frantsen Stainless Products is another option....

http://www.frantsen.com/chevygmc.html
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:39 PM   #11
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Re: Tailgate chains?

Here is a link that often gets posted in threads asking this question regarding tailgate chains:
http://www.persh.org/pickup/tailgate.htm
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