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100265S - Tailgate Parts Tailgate Hidden Latches - Stainless


Tailgate Parts

$111.00 / PAIR

Tailgate Hidden Latches - Stainless

MAR-K now makes stainless hidden tailgate latches with a unique "locking" system that allows them to stay in the open position. Made of satin stainless steel. These are spring-loaded and used in custom applications for replacing the old tailgate chains. Each pair includes stainless latches, installation hardware and complete instructions. This kit requires modification to the bed sides and tailgate. These latches work great with MAR-K's tailgate link assemblies! Made by MAR-K in Oklahoma City, USA.

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Item Information:


1941 - 1987



1 Ton - 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
1 Ton Stepside
1 Ton Stepside - 2nd Series
1 Ton- 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Long Stepside
Long Stepside - 1st Series
Long Stepside - 2nd Series
Long Stepside 1/2 ton
Long Stepside 1/2 ton - 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Long Stepside 3/4 ton
Long Stepside 3/4 ton - 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Long Stepside 89in
Long Stepside 97
Long Stepside 97in
Long Stepside- 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Short Stepside
Short Stepside - 1st Series
Short Stepside - 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Short Stepside- 8 bed strips/9 wood boards

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1934 - 1939
Long Stepside
Long Stepside 1/2 ton
Long Stepside 3/4 ton
Short Stepside

1941 - 1987
1 Ton - 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
1 Ton Stepside
1 Ton Stepside - 2nd Series
1 Ton- 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Long Stepside
Long Stepside - 1st Series
Long Stepside - 2nd Series
Long Stepside 1/2 ton
Long Stepside 1/2 ton - 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Long Stepside 3/4 ton
Long Stepside 3/4 ton - 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Long Stepside 89in
Long Stepside 97
Long Stepside 97in
Long Stepside- 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Short Stepside
Short Stepside - 1st Series
Short Stepside - 8 bed strips/9 wood boards
Short Stepside- 8 bed strips/9 wood boards

1958 - 1966
Long Fleetside
Short Fleetside

Every Style:

1941 Chevy Long Stepside;
1941 Chevy Short Stepside;
1942 Chevy Long Stepside;
1942 Chevy Short Stepside;
1945 Chevy Long Stepside;
1945 Chevy Short Stepside;
1946 Chevy Long Stepside;
1946 Chevy Short Stepside;
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;
1954 Chevy 1 Ton Stepside;
1954 Chevy Long Stepside 3/4 ton;
1954 Chevy Short Stepside;
1955 Chevy 1 Ton Stepside - 2nd Series;
1955 Chevy Long Stepside - 2nd Series;
1956 Chevy 1 Ton Stepside;
1956 Chevy Long Stepside;
1956 Chevy Short Stepside;
1957 Chevy 1 Ton Stepside;
1957 Chevy Long Stepside 89in;
1957 Chevy Long Stepside 97;
1957 Chevy Short Stepside;
1958 Chevy 1 Ton Stepside;
1958 Chevy Long Stepside;
1958 Chevy Short Stepside;
1959 Chevy 1 Ton Stepside;
1959 Chevy Long Stepside;
1959 Chevy Short Stepside;
1960 Chevy Long Stepside;
1960 Chevy Short Stepside;
1961 Chevy Long Stepside;
1961 Chevy Short Stepside;
1962 Chevy Long Stepside;
1962 Chevy Short Stepside;
1963 Chevy Long Stepside;
1963 Chevy Short Stepside;
1964 Chevy Long Stepside;
1964 Chevy Short Stepside;
1965 Chevy Long Stepside;
1965 Chevy Short Stepside;
1966 Chevy Long Stepside;
1966 Chevy Short Stepside;
1967 Chevy Long Stepside;
1967 Chevy Short Stepside;
1968 Chevy Long Stepside;
1968 Chevy Short Stepside;
1969 Chevy Long Stepside;
1969 Chevy Short Stepside;
1970 Chevy Long Stepside;
1970 Chevy Short Stepside;
1971 Chevy Long Stepside;
1971 Chevy Short Stepside;
1972 Chevy Long Stepside;
1972 Chevy Short Stepside;
1973 Chevy Long Stepside;
1973 Chevy Short Stepside;
1974 Chevy Long Stepside;
1974 Chevy Short Stepside;
1975 Chevy Long Stepside;
1975 Chevy Short Stepside;
1976 Chevy Long Stepside;
1976 Chevy Short Stepside;
1977 Chevy Long Stepside;
1977 Chevy Short Stepside;
1978 Chevy Long Stepside;
1978 Chevy Short Stepside;
1979 Chevy Long Stepside;
1979 Chevy Short Stepside;
1980 Chevy Long Stepside;
1980 Chevy Short Stepside;
1981 Chevy Long Stepside;
1981 Chevy Short Stepside;
1982 Chevy Long Stepside;
1982 Chevy Short Stepside;
1983 Chevy Long Stepside;
1983 Chevy Short Stepside;
1984 Chevy Long Stepside;
1984 Chevy Short Stepside;
1985 Chevy Long Stepside;
1985 Chevy Short Stepside;
1986 Chevy Long Stepside;
1986 Chevy Short Stepside;
1987 Chevy Long Stepside;
1987 Chevy Short Stepside;
1947 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1947 GMC Long Stepside 1/2 ton;
1947 GMC Long Stepside 3/4 ton;
1947 GMC Short Stepside;
1948 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1948 GMC Long Stepside 1/2 ton;
1948 GMC Long Stepside 3/4 ton;
1948 GMC Short Stepside;
1949 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1949 GMC Long Stepside 1/2 ton;
1949 GMC Long Stepside 3/4 ton;
1949 GMC Short Stepside;
1950 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1950 GMC Long Stepside 1/2 ton;
1950 GMC Long Stepside 3/4 ton;
1950 GMC Short Stepside;
1952 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1952 GMC Long Stepside 1/2 ton;
1952 GMC Long Stepside 3/4 ton;
1952 GMC Short Stepside;
1953 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1953 GMC Long Stepside 1/2 ton;
1953 GMC Long Stepside 3/4 ton;
1953 GMC Short Stepside;
1954 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1954 GMC Long Stepside 1/2 ton;
1954 GMC Long Stepside 3/4 ton;
1954 GMC Short Stepside;
1955 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1955 GMC Long Stepside;
1955 GMC Short Stepside;
1956 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1956 GMC Long Stepside;
1956 GMC Short Stepside;
1957 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1957 GMC Long Stepside 89in;
1957 GMC Long Stepside 97in;
1957 GMC Short Stepside;
1958 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1958 GMC Long Stepside;
1958 GMC Short Stepside;
1959 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1959 GMC Long Stepside;
1959 GMC Short Stepside;
1960 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1960 GMC Long Stepside;
1960 GMC Short Stepside;
1961 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1961 GMC Long Stepside;
1961 GMC Short Stepside;
1962 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1962 GMC Long Stepside;
1962 GMC Short Stepside;
1963 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1963 GMC Long Stepside;
1963 GMC Short Stepside;
1964 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1964 GMC Long Stepside;
1964 GMC Short Stepside;
1965 GMC 1 Ton Stepside;
1965 GMC Long Stepside;
1965 GMC Short Stepside;
1966 GMC Long Stepside;
1966 GMC Short Stepside;
1967 GMC Long Stepside;
1967 GMC Short Stepside;
1968 GMC Long Stepside;
1968 GMC Short Stepside;
1969 GMC Long Stepside;
1969 GMC Short Stepside;
1970 GMC Long Stepside;
1970 GMC Short Stepside;
1971 GMC Long Stepside;
1971 GMC Short Stepside;
1972 GMC Long Stepside;
1972 GMC Short Stepside;
1973 GMC Long Stepside;
1973 GMC Short Stepside;
1974 GMC Long Stepside;
1974 GMC Short Stepside;
1975 GMC Long Stepside;
1975 GMC Short Stepside;
1976 GMC Long Stepside;
1976 GMC Short Stepside;
1977 GMC Long Stepside;
1977 GMC Short Stepside;
1978 GMC Long Stepside;
1978 GMC Short Stepside;
1979 GMC Long Stepside;
1979 GMC Short Stepside;
1980 GMC Long Stepside;
1980 GMC Short Stepside;
1981 GMC Long Stepside;
1981 GMC Short Stepside;
1982 GMC Long Stepside;
1982 GMC Short Stepside;
1983 GMC Long Stepside;
1983 GMC Short Stepside;
1984 GMC Long Stepside;
1984 GMC Short Stepside;
1985 GMC Long Stepside;
1985 GMC Short Stepside;
1986 GMC Long Stepside;
1986 GMC Short Stepside;
1987 GMC Long Stepside;
1987 GMC Short Stepside;
1934 Chevy Short Stepside;
1935 Chevy Short Stepside;
1936 Chevy Short Stepside;
1937 Chevy Long Stepside;
1937 Chevy Short Stepside;
1938 Chevy Long Stepside;
1938 Chevy Short Stepside;
1939 Chevy Long Stepside;
1939 Chevy Short Stepside;
1935 GMC Long Stepside 1/2 ton;
1935 GMC Long Stepside 3/4 ton;
1936 GMC Long Stepside 1/2 ton;
1936 GMC Long Stepside 3/4 ton;
1937 GMC Long Stepside 1/2 ton;
1937 GMC Long Stepside 3/4 ton;
1938 GMC Long Stepside 1/2 ton;
1938 GMC Long Stepside 3/4 ton;
1958 Chevy Cameo;
1958 Chevy Long Fleetside;
1958 Chevy Short Fleetside;
1959 Chevy Long Fleetside;
1959 Chevy Short Fleetside;
1960 Chevy Long Fleetside;
1960 Chevy Short Fleetside;
1961 Chevy Long Fleetside;
1961 Chevy Short Fleetside;
1962 Chevy Long Fleetside;
1962 Chevy Short Fleetside;
1963 Chevy Long Fleetside;
1963 Chevy Short Fleetside;
1964 Chevy Long Fleetside;
1964 Chevy Short Fleetside;
1965 Chevy Long Fleetside;
1965 Chevy Short Fleetside;
1966 Chevy Long Fleetside;
1966 Chevy Short Fleetside;
1958 GMC Suburban;
1958 GMC Long Fleetside;
1958 GMC Short Fleetside;
1959 GMC Long Fleetside;
1959 GMC Short Fleetside;
1960 GMC Long Fleetside;
1960 GMC Short Fleetside;
1961 GMC Long Fleetside;
1961 GMC Short Fleetside;
1962 GMC Long Fleetside;
1962 GMC Short Fleetside;
1963 GMC Long Fleetside;
1963 GMC Short Fleetside;
1964 GMC Long Fleetside;
1964 GMC Short Fleetside;
1965 GMC Long Fleetside;
1965 GMC Short Fleetside;
1966 GMC Long Fleetside;
1966 GMC Short Fleetside

When shipped individually


Box dimensions (HxLxW):
5" x 6" x 4"
Item(s) weight:
0.68 lbs
Box weight:
0.43 lbs
Total weight:
1.11 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
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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
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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
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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
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thanks for the best parts made in the USA.
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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.

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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.

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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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