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    I have seen some pretty cool hydrolic in bed lowing "shocks" like what is used to raise and lower rear hatches on SUV's, with pin latches that secure the gate when closed. Here is something similar with tailgate supports that are hinged steet that fold close with the gate, vs. the shock/struts with a great install photo sequence!
    How To Install Hidden Tailgate Latches - Classic Chevy Truck - Brothers Classic Truck Parts
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    here is another system with plastic coated cables that I mau try on my 48 F1
    https://www.lmctruck.com/1948-56-for...gate-latch-kit
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    that second setup is nice. Thanks Steve.
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    It's nice but to expensive for me .

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    I got my exhaust finished out the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
    I got my exhaust finished out the back.
    That came out really nice!

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    I got these stainless spring latches for the tailgate. Using stainless nutzerts to screw them on, broke the mandrel so have to wait to finish the install, Probably my fault for over tightening the tool.
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    I tried to modify the Explorer filler neck but it would not weld, some kind of weird coating on it I guess, so I got a 2 1/4 stainless cap adapter and a cap. I had to reduce it to 1 1/8, that was a fair amount of work to make the cone and fab a 1 1/8 tube. This will poke through the wood bed.

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    Nice latch system!
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    Didn't like the way the tab fit the latch so re did the tab and make room for a 1/2x3/8 rubber anti rattle grommet, like it better now.
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    Modified the old Stude hand brake that used to hang under the driver's dash to work like a standard floor hand brake. I didn't want to use the ugly Explorer foot operated one plus I just don't have any room in the kick panel area, it's all used for wiring now.
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    Had to make a bracket to mount the explorer cable to and it had to be adjustable. I have a working E brake now.


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    Been working on the Trex bed wood plan. I got it mostly sorted, still have to make the fasteners and cut a hole for the gas fill tube. I made a roller setup for the table saw ( used some old skate board wheels) to cut the grooves for the stainless strips. It keeps the wood up against the blade since it has to be on edge for the cut.
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    Looks good and will last forever!
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    WOW! I really like that a lot! Nice job!

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