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top1usa


Redlining
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posted January 13, 2012 10:53 AM

Tailgate chains...

Hey guys...what are you guys using for tailgate chains? Typical chain with plastic inserts? I'm thinking about Tailgate wire cable wrap with plastic? It should give a clean look...what you guys think? Anyone has pics of it?
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Brad


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posted January 13, 2012 06:30 PM
Edited By: Brad on 13 Jan 2012 18:32

I'm using the stockers with a mountain bike inner tube over the chains so they don't rattle.

The brackets at either end of the chain are the key. That bolt to the bed on one end and tailgate at the other.

I found some tailgate cables at NAPA that should work. They're 27" long which is about right. Lighter and no rattle. Clean. I say go for it.
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top1usa


Redlining
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posted January 13, 2012 06:46 PM

quote:
I'm using the stockers with a mountain bike inner tube over the chains so they don't rattle.

The brackets at either end of the chain are the key. That bolt to the bed on one end and tailgate at the other.

I found some tailgate cables at NAPA that should work. They're 27" long which is about right. Lighter and no rattle. Clean. I say go for it.



Damn it Brad....you'd got answers to everything! Truly appreciate it and I will go check out Napa. Also, will be hitting you up for those coilovers soon....
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Brad


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posted January 13, 2012 09:44 PM

quote:
quote:
I'm using the stockers with a mountain bike inner tube over the chains so they don't rattle.

The brackets at either end of the chain are the key. That bolt to the bed on one end and tailgate at the other.

I found some tailgate cables at NAPA that should work. They're 27" long which is about right. Lighter and no rattle. Clean. I say go for it.



Damn it Brad....you'd got answers to everything! Truly appreciate it and I will go check out Napa. Also, will be hitting you up for those coilovers soon....


I got some answers. Sometimes they're right too... ;) Coilovers are ready when you are, just contact me. Truck looks great, that yellow really pops. Keep up the good work. Brad

       
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repumax


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posted January 14, 2012 09:34 AM

Brad is the man!
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Jeremiah


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posted February 06, 2012 10:41 PM

I coated mine in rubber tool handle grip from the home depot and they look awesome! The inner tubes rub black marks on the bed and tailgate and just look bad. Go to some junkyards to find the original chains, courier and non rotary Mazda trucks are the same. If you can't find them, I can. Napa is crap.

       
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top1usa


Redlining
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posted February 07, 2012 09:36 AM

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I coated mine in rubber tool handle grip from the home depot and they look awesome! The inner tubes rub black marks on the bed and tailgate and just look bad. Go to some junkyards to find the original chains, courier and non rotary Mazda trucks are the same. If you can't find them, I can. Napa is crap.


Thanks Jeremiah! I do have the original chian. That rubber dipping from Home Depot...do they provide that kind of service?
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Jeremiah


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posted February 07, 2012 11:58 PM

No, you buy the can of the stuff and dip your chain into it!

       
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top1usa


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posted March 08, 2012 06:07 PM

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No, you buy the can of the stuff and dip your chain into it!



Thanks buddy!!
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sino12a


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posted March 24, 2012 03:01 PM

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If you can't find them, I can. Napa is crap.


can you still find them?

       
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Jeremiah


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posted March 25, 2012 10:18 PM

Tailgate chains

Do you need some?

       
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Xp882


Redlining
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posted March 26, 2012 06:41 PM

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Do you need some?

I don't need the chains but the ends that bolt to the truck and tailgate if you can find some?

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top1usa


Redlining
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posted April 19, 2012 03:27 PM

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Do you need some?



I need the chain also I need to same thing as xp882!
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Xp882


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posted April 19, 2012 03:33 PM

Finished mine
http://instagr.am/p/Jnj45kuBrF/

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top1usa


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posted April 19, 2012 03:59 PM

Sweet!!

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Finished mine
http://instagr.am/p/Jnj45kuBrF/




Clean look...I love it!
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Jeremiah


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posted April 30, 2012 10:26 AM

Tailgate chains

I have some complete chains if one of you still needed them

       
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Slinky


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posted February 24, 2013 06:32 AM

mine has some plasti-coated chain on what i think are the factory brackets. they still rattle though, so im going to swap it all out for ford ranger cables if i don't just add a tailgate net. my gate is pretty rusted out...
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