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Old 07-15-2020, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default 1940-41 Pickup Bed Chains

I am looking for one hook to complete my tailgate chains - anyone have one lying around?

Thanks for looking ......
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Old 07-16-2020, 03:37 PM   #2
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OK, let’s try this another way - does anyone have any old 40-41 pickup bed chains they would be willing to part with?
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This is what I am doing about the bed chains and if I have to make the hook, I will. I had one complete chain on the driver side, and just 2 chain links on the other. With some galvanized same sized chain and some screw links (for want of a better term), I made up the one side.

Still looking for the one hook and some bicycle inner tube ....
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Old 07-19-2020, 04:22 PM   #4
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Those tail gate chains are reproduced in exact detail, with hooks. The chain covers are also reproduced if push comes to shove. I used a reproduction bed myself. Sorry I can't help on a used hook. I'd say any good hardware place would have the hooks.
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Old 07-19-2020, 04:25 PM   #5
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No chains or hooks but I have a pair of chain covers that you can have for postage. I'm guessing that's what you want the inner-tubes for. They are a little dusty and creased from the chain's loop but otherwise in good shape.
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Tom: Mack Hills in Missouri shows the correct hook. Even if it wasn't quite the same you could replace both as they are cheap.
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How’d you get that chain to hang perfectly straight.....sideways....????....LOL.....Mark
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Is The swap meet closed??
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No chains or hooks but I have a pair of chain covers that you can have for postage. I'm guessing that's what you want the inner-tubes for. They are a little dusty and creased from the chain's loop but otherwise in good shape.
Thank you 38bill - I will take them as that was what I was going to use the inner tubes for. I have sent you a message with my address and just let me know what the postage is.
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How’d you get that chain to hang perfectly straight.....sideways....????....LOL.....Mark
Things have a habit of going that way for me sometimes! Lol!
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Tom: Mack Hills in Missouri shows the correct hook. Even if it wasn't quite the same you could replace both as they are cheap.
Thanks, Gary - most of the vendors only show complete chain sets, not singular pieces but I will check them out ...

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Those tail gate chains are reproduced in exact detail, with hooks. The chain covers are also reproduced if push comes to shove. I used a reproduction bed myself. Sorry I can't help on a used hook. I'd say any good hardware place would have the hooks.
Thanks, Lawson - since I only needed one hook and everything else is pretty old, a new set of chains would not have the “look” I am after .....


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Thank you gents for your kind offers of help - the chains are now looking really good!

Thank you, thank you!

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Looks good.
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