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Tailgate chain info needed...

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by Walldog, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. Jan 30, 2006
    Walldog

    Walldog New Member

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    I have most of the details for the tailgate design for my M101cdn. I'd like to use chain/hook to support it while it's down and 'lock' it while in the upright position. I'd like to use something in size or somewhat close to what a BT3C uses. I could just find some old 1/4 ton trailer chains around, but would like to use stainless, so I'll have to order it from somewhere.

    added the info I'm looking for to the attached pic which came from this thread...
    http://www.earlycj5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18801&highlight=tailgate+chains



    Any help is appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Wally
     
  2. Jan 30, 2006
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    well
    since the trailer pictured is mine, I'll try and get the info you want
    the chains pictured were on it when I got the trailer
    I have not changed anything; are they original ??? who knows
    might want to check with member Boyink or his BT3C website for more details
     
  3. Jan 30, 2006
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    here is what I measured:
    hole size: 3/8 and worn
    hook opening: 5/8" best I can tell; my hooks are steel and can be bent/adjusted for tighter/looser fit
    hook diam: 5/16" (you didn't ask)
    link diam: 1/4"
    link length: 1-3/8"
    link width: 3/4"
    measurments given per what your diagram asked
    hope this helps
     
  4. Jan 30, 2006
    Walldog

    Walldog New Member

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    Jim,
    Thanks for the quick replies!

    Thanks again,
    Wally
     
  5. Jan 31, 2006
    atavuss

    atavuss New Member

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    if possible could everyone else post a picture of what you are using to keep your tailgate closed? I have some funky knurled knobs and wing nuts holding my tailgate closed, the P.O. had them on the trailer when I bought it, they are a PIA to use. there are no tailgate chains. I thought about doing a cable and bracket like my CJ7's tailgate but I really don't want to weld anything on my trailer as I would like to keep it as original as possible.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2006
    jflots

    jflots Member

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    I don't know crap about them but they look the same as on old Chevy stepside tailgates. Available in truck catalogues in regular or stainless steel. LMC Truck and Chevy Duty come to mind.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2006
    Desert Runner

    Desert Runner Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Here's what I have , but it's not stock. just the way I got it..... and I havn't changed it yet.
    [​IMG]

    Jay
     

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