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101280 - Tailgate Parts Complete Paint Mask


Tailgate Parts

$96.00 / EACH

Complete Paint Mask

This CNC machined aluminum plate is made to mask around the embossed letters in GM tailgates made by Mar-K. It is an exact match for the GM logo on Mar-K tailgates. Simply place the mask over the GM logo to expose only the embossed letters for the perfect painted tailgate. Included are magnetic pieces to mask the center of the "R" & the "O". Please note this mask should only be used to paint tailgates made by Mar-K as it may not match the shapes of GM tailgate letters not stamped by Mar-K

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Item Information:


1947 - 1953



1 Ton Stepside
1 Ton- 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Long Stepside
Long Stepside- 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Short Stepside
Short Stepside- 8 bed strips/9 wood boards

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1947 - 1953
1 Ton Stepside
1 Ton- 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Long Stepside
Long Stepside- 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Short Stepside
Short Stepside- 8 bed strips/9 wood boards

Every Style:

1947 Chevy 1 Ton Stepside;
1947 Chevy Long Stepside;
1947 Chevy Short Stepside;
1948 Chevy 1 Ton Stepside;
1948 Chevy Long Stepside;
1948 Chevy Short Stepside;
1949 Chevy 1 Ton Stepside;
1949 Chevy Long Stepside;
1949 Chevy Short Stepside;
1950 Chevy 1 Ton Stepside;
1950 Chevy Long Stepside;
1950 Chevy Short Stepside;
1952 Chevy 1 Ton Stepside;
1952 Chevy Long Stepside;
1952 Chevy Short Stepside;
1953 Chevy 1 Ton Stepside;
1953 Chevy Long Stepside;
1953 Chevy Short Stepside

When shipped individually


Box dimensions (HxLxW):
2" x 37" x 9"
Item(s) weight:
1 lbs
Box weight:
3.96 lbs
Total weight:
4.96 lbs

I located this tailgate link kit on the internet and ordered it to replace the tailgate chains on my 1983 Ford F-150 Flareside.
The kit was delivered as promised and very well packaged. The instructions were well written and easy to follow.
The finish and quality of the hardware was excellent.
I was a mechanic with 14 years experience and I had all the tools necessary to complete the installation. It took about 45 minutes to install both sides and I had no problems.
There is, however, room for one small improvement.
The screws are stainless steel and prone to galling. Especially stainless-to-stainless conections such as the four small button-head screws on the tailgate link end hinge points. These are very likely to gall.
My experience tells me to always use anti-seize compound on stainless steel threads to prevent galling, so I did.
This was not mentioned in the instructions but it should be.
Otherwise, this is a very well engineered product. Thanks!
By Jerry Hillmeyer
Part 102883S - Tailgate Parts Tailgate Link Assembly - Stainless

These are tricky to mount, but if you make SURE they are fully extended when you fasten them to the tailgate, the units will fold into the pocket properly. I had to elongate my holes in the tailgate about 1/4| because I didn't do this. No problem though since my truck isn't painted yet. I just welded up the unneeded part of the hole.
By Bob Dransman
Part 102834S - Tailgate Parts Tailgate Link Assembly - Stainless

I've installed these, and it looks like they are going to work well. The rubber grommets will keep the tailgate from rattling. It appears the mechanism will not nick the paint, which was one of my main concerns.
By Bob Dransman
Part 100265S - Tailgate Parts

The instructions were clear and accurate. Templets were the best part. Had no problems with a cut off wheel and drill,grind to purfect fit. The stainless bolts make the intrusion on the sides a little more bareable to the eye, I was a little worried but turned out not to be too noticeable. Two guys sitting on tailgate at 450+ works great!!!
By Chad Kirkman
Part 102837 - Tailgate Parts Tailgate Link Assembly - Zinc

The links function well. I liked the nice template that was sent with them for tailgate modification.
By ralph dahlen
Part 102837 - Tailgate Parts Tailgate Link Assembly - Zinc

The latches fit as described, work well. I wish that they were stainless however.
By ralph dahlen
Part 100266 - Tailgate Parts Tailgate Hidden Latches - Zinc

thanks for the best parts made in the USA.
By mark buckhannon
Part 102834 - Tailgate Parts Tailgate Link Assembly - Zinc

Please allow 15-20 business days to receive your order. If your order includes custom items, allow 20-25 business days. Online orders are sent UPS ground or by truck, depending on the parts. UPS 3-Day Select, 2nd Day Air and Next Day Air are available by calling our office at 405-721-7945, Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT.

Some orders ship by truck freight (bedsides, 1-ton or Longhorn bed wood, strips/angles over 107 ¾", etc.). Your order will show an estimated freight amount based only on your state. When your order is received, the freight will be adjusted using the correct weight, dimensions and exact location and we will contact you with the correct freight total.

The truck freight amount collected is for standard delivery only and does not include any extra charges incurred such as lift gate service, inside delivery or change of delivery address.

You can prepay with VISA/MASTERCARD/DISCOVER or check/money order. On orders paid by personal or company check, we will hold your order 10 business days to insure the check clears before processing. For faster delivery, please send a certified check or money order. Payment must be made in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. banks. There will be a $25 charge on all returned checks. Personal checks are not accepted for orders to be picked up at MAR-K.

We must have the billing address and the name that appears on the credit card. All credit card orders are subject to authorization on amount and billing address. Notification is by mail on any unauthorized information. Parts will be shipped to the billing address on the credit card. If the billing address is a PO Box, we will need payment by check or money order.

We guarantee parts to be of proper fit. If there are any problems with your order, all transactions must be done within 30 DAYS of the date shipped. No exchanges or credits will be given until the item has been returned to MAR-K Quality Parts.

Due to manufacturing increases, prices are subject to change without notice.

MAR-K will not be liable after 30 days for any claims of missing/lost parts.

Whether you are doing the work yourself, taking it to, or having it shipped to another party, it is your responsibility to confirm that all the parts were received, and to contact us concerning any shortages within the 30 day period.

Some parts are packaged together in same box and some are packaged individually. Some parts might include hardware, latches & link assembly, moulding clips, cross sill brackets, etc. that should be included in the package with the part, so be sure to check all boxes!

If you will be taking the parts to someone else to restore (body shop, friend, etc) it is a good idea to take pictures of the parts in the box--including any enclosed hardware, etc. Let that person know that you have checked the boxes and everything was there and had all hardware, clips, brackets, enclosed. You might also tape any enclosed instructions to the appropriate part to make it easy on the person doing the restoration. If you have the parts shipped directly from Mar-K to the body shop or person doing the work, please contact them and discuss this 30 day guarantee. Have them check the boxes upon arrival if you can't do it yourself.

Returns are to be made within 30 DAYS of ship date. To return or exchange any item, please call first. Notification and proof of purchase are required. We will need a copy of your invoice to arrange any return or credit. If the part has been altered in any way from original state due to modification or time elapsed, it will not be eligible for refund or exchange.

Our liability for parts is only the replacement of a defective part or refund for the purchase price. No other warranty is extended or should be construed or implied. If you change your mind or order the wrong part, there will be a 20% restocking and handling fee plus ANY freight charges.

The following items are NON-RETURNABLE: Bed wood with Hidden Mounting holes Aluminum Bed Strips Powder Coated Bed Strips Bed Strips/Angle Strips without holes Overstocked or Discontinued Items on Sale All Custom Items (bed wood, bed strips/angle strips, bed sides, etc.)

Wood Beds - Wood beds are guaranteed for 14 days from ship date. Bed Bolt Kits - Verify quantity, material and quality. If there are any problems or shortages, transactions must be made within 30 days of ship date. The sales staff is required to know the quantity of bolts you received before problems can be processed. Our sales staff is instructed not to send replacement bolts without this information from you.

Your shipment will leave our dock in perfect condition. Do not sign for the shipment until you have thoroughly inspected the packages for external damage and verified the quantity of packages received matches the quantity listed on the shipping paperwork you are asked to sign. MAR-K is not responsible for shipments that are not signed for as damaged or incorrect quantity upon arrival. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THE DAMAGED PARTS TO US DIRECTLY OR THE CLAIM WILL BE FORFEITED.

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