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Old January 13th, 2004, 07:30 AM
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Are the tailgate chains on an M715 supposed to be long enough to support the tailgate in a flat position (level with the bed floor) or are they just there to keep the hook from getting lost?

I have no chains on mine and I am going to go to Lowes and buy the stuff to make some. I am not interested in originality, just function. Any idea how long these are supposed to be? Also what size (diameter) chain should be used?


Old January 13th, 2004, 10:25 AM
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Mine are long enough to support the bed in a flat position and the links are about 3/16" in dia. Hope this helps
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Old January 13th, 2004, 05:41 PM
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I bought a new set from ABLinn. They aren't installed yet so I can only hope they're right.

Anyhow, from the inside of the hook to the inside of the last chain link is 20-1/2". From there you need a way to attach the chain to the truck - I believe stock uses one of those split chain links so that'll and another inch or so to the length.

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