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tailgate chain hole location in pocket #1307463
Wed Apr 17 2019 09:20 PM
Wed Apr 17 2019 09:20 PM
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apba12m  Offline OP
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Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 78
SE michigan
since my pockets are new and did not come drilled for the chain mount what is the location dimension to drill the hole? also was it a square hole...Lou


1951 chevy 3100 short bed frame off resto.
Re: tailgate chain hole location in pocket [Re: apba12m] #1307491
Thu Apr 18 2019 01:13 AM
Thu Apr 18 2019 01:13 AM
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49 3100  Offline
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Taos NM
How do you drill a square hole??

Re: tailgate chain hole location in pocket [Re: 49 3100] #1307509
Thu Apr 18 2019 02:34 AM
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klhansen  Offline
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Eagle River, Alaska
Originally Posted by 49 3100
How do you drill a square hole??

With a square drill bit, of course. grin






Just drill a round one and file the corners out. You can just drive the square head (carriage style) bolt in once you get close.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck.
Re: tailgate chain hole location in pocket [Re: apba12m] #1307523
Thu Apr 18 2019 03:27 AM
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2ManyTrucks  Offline
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california
I do my squares the old fashioned way, with a triangle file (because a square file will leave the corners over 90)
I filed about 2 dozen squares for the metal strips in the box floor
I started with a square file, but it soon became apparent that the reason triangle files exist is because they make square hole much easier
-s


1430s, 1420, 9430
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Re: tailgate chain hole location in pocket [Re: Harold46] #1307531
Thu Apr 18 2019 05:23 AM
Thu Apr 18 2019 05:23 AM
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klhansen  Offline
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Eagle River, Alaska
Originally Posted by Harold46

Those are actually driver bits for square recess (Robertson) screws. A #2 square bit is less than 1/8 inch across, so wouldn't make a very big square hole if used in a hammer drill with rotation turned off. But if a guy made a similar tool in the right size, that would make swageing or broaching a square hole a piece of cake.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck.

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