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1/2" Hole #1250700
Sat Jan 13 2018 02:20 AM
Sat Jan 13 2018 02:20 AM
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Sal M  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 7
Kenner, Louisiana
Does anyone know what the 1/2" hole below the tailgate on the bed frame rear center of the truck. 53 3100 short bed.

Re: 1/2" Hole [Re: Sal M] #1250712
Sat Jan 13 2018 03:11 AM
Sat Jan 13 2018 03:11 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 7,296
Virginia
It is for a J-hook for the under-bed spare tire carrier. It wasn't used for the '51 and later trucks, as the design for the carrier was changed. They did not change the dies for this piece of sheet metal, so the hole remained. Well that's my best guess anyway.
Carl

Re: 1/2" Hole [Re: Sal M] #1250723
Sat Jan 13 2018 04:00 AM
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Forty9  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 663
Henderson, Nevada
Carl hit the nail on the head, that's what I use it for!!


Ed
Re: 1/2" Hole [Re: Sal M] #1250796
Sat Jan 13 2018 05:42 PM
Sat Jan 13 2018 05:42 PM
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Sal M  Offline OP
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Kenner, Louisiana
Thanks I knew had a practical use I did leave it as is but covered with a cut out of chevy bowtie engraved with my wife and my name.


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