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Old 01-16-2005, 12:50 PM
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Trucks with chain gate straps

Does anyone know of a site that gives different ideas on what else you could do besides having a bulky chain on the tail gate. I seen a truck at a car show that had all the hinges and latches on the inside of the bed and the outside was smooth. any suggestions?

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Old 01-16-2005, 12:51 PM
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Just an opinion, but unless it is a radical custom I like the "mechanical" look the chains and hinges offer. On my truck, the body is sectioned, the top is chopped, but those chains and hinges remain. I just like them.
My brother is doing a 55 F-100 and is using stainless hinges and some hidden latches. It is "ok" as far as I am concerned, still has that "truck" look that I like. I don't know the brand but they are milled aluminum "slide" locks that are mounted inside the upper tube of the tailgate. With a long slot in the metal on the back side of the tube there is a "knob" that pokes out you grab and slide so a "dead bolt" looking thing slides into a hole on the bed side. It works pretty good.
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I put my chains on the inside and made some simple latches.........see pics



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