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AZDoug 04-02-2012 07:08 PM

'37 pickup, what are you using to replace tailgate chains?
 
What sort of tail gate supports have you used to get rid of the stock chains?

Thansk,
Doug

Highball 04-06-2012 09:25 PM

'37 pickup, what are you using to replace tailgate chains
 
I use a large Hardware Chain. www.grainger.com They have a lot of things we all could use. And they will do mail orders prepaid too with a Return Policy.
Normbc9

poncho62 04-06-2012 09:32 PM

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On my 51 Ford, I moved the chains to the inside of the box and made these latches to keep it closed.

1957plymouthhemi 04-06-2012 09:46 PM

On my 76 I built my my own latches and used tailgate cables from a later model (they were available from the help section at the local parts store).

http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/q...stom/ICC18.jpg

I cut off the chain holders on the outside of the bed and it came out pretty clean.

http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/q...stom/ICC17.jpg

I figure I'll to the same on my 37 dodge

RHOPPER 04-13-2012 06:14 PM

Poncho, I have a similar setup on my 48F1 for the chains, except I encased mine in flexible plasitic tubing to keep the noise down. My latches are inside the roll of the tail gate. Simple and cheap!

poncho62 04-13-2012 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by RHOPPER
Poncho, I have a similar setup on my 48F1 for the chains, except I encased mine in flexible plasitic tubing to keep the noise down. My latches are inside the roll of the tail gate. Simple and cheap!

Cool idea, got any pics of that

ogre 04-14-2012 10:49 AM

what tailgate chains??? :D

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...llowTrk-48.jpg

dinger 04-15-2012 02:59 PM

My buddy uses ski rope, he can get matching colors many times, and has a way of braiding them to wrap the ends instead of a knot. It's a very clean looking job and they last forever.


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