[tcb] Re: need gates

  • From: ATX BUS <atx_bus@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:40:44 -0700 (PDT)

Another v-dub.  I look forward to seeing some pics when you get a chance.  
Bring some photos to T@P if you don't get a chance to post them.

----- Original Message ----
From: Mark Sawyer <mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2007 1:53:08 PM
Subject: [tcb] Re: need gates

The gates are not a high priority. just seeing whats available. It would be 
great if I could find some but there is a lot of other work to be done first. I 
may just end up building some gates like Phil Douglas did on my old single cab 
out of 1" square tubing and make "air" gates. 

Ronnie Hughes <fracdogii@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:          Mark,
  I have posted an open ended request (WTB) for a rear bay gate for over 3 
months on the samba and have had only one reply and he wouldn't send me any
  Let's take a look at yours before you spend $2K for something that doesn't 
fit right anyway.
  I have also seen some pretty nice trucks with wooden slats instead of proper 
gates.  All you need are the hingles from the metal gates if they are beyond 
  I welded and bondo my back gate enough to look presentable until I can find 
something better.

  ----- Original Message
From: Mark Sawyer <mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2007 1:12:24 PM
Subject: [tcb] Re: need gates

The passenger side and rear gate are still in reasonable shape. the drivers 
side gate where the hinges attach has been patched in the past and I don't 
think they will take patching again. There is about a 6" rust hole around each 
hinge area. 

sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:     Mark:  Gates are a real 
problem and I don't think Gearson's gates are worth nearly what they are asking 
for them.  It is an item that is findable if you look hard enough and they are 
also an item that any good body man can bring back to life if they are not 
really far gone.  Usual problem is being bent in the middle, i.e., not 
straight, and rust rot in the lower part of
 the channel.  They have got to be really far gone before I would buy one of 
the repops for a replacement at the current asking prices.  A fair swap meet 
price for one fairly decent gate is somewhere in the ball park of $200-$250.

Mark Sawyer <mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  Anyone have any gates for a 68 double cab. mainly need the drivers side. 


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