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Hot Rods Hidden tailgate latches now what?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by email Ed, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. email Ed
    Joined: Jul 1, 2019
    Posts: 27

    email Ed

    20210808_110013.jpg 20210808_100734.jpg I started working on my tailgate. I changed my latches and want to do any other changes before I paint it. I was thinking I want to use cables and don't know what kind to order or how I am going to mount them to my 1948 Chevy truck box so if anyone has gone down this road I would like your input also I am thinking where the hinge holes are its going to rub off the paint and rust so maybe I should add a stainless sleeve in the sides of the tailgate and cut off the hinge parts that go in the tailgate and put stainless pins in the hinge holes but maybe someone has a better Idea that doesn't cost a lot this truck is something I work on when I have the time and money and it is turning out to be expensive.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2021
  2. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,398

    from wareham,ma

    I like the look of rubber sleeved chain , they look kinda odd without them.
    AVater and Robert J. Palmer like this.
  3. Thought maybe you installed them and couldn't find them now LOL
  4. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,471


    Maybe you could use the cable and reels from a 50's 60's station wagon for the tailgate.

  5. 37gas
    Joined: May 25, 2013
    Posts: 104


    heat shrink chain works well

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