VC3 Tailgate

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VC3 Tailgate

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Hello Guys,

I am looking for pics and dimensions for the VC3 tailgate.
Are they the same as on the 1/2 ton dodge pickup? :?:
Anyone who reproduces them?

Thanks

Eric
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Re: VC3 Tailgate

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Same as half ton Eric.

There is a company in the US that sells panels through Vintage Power Wagons. I think you might have to alter the top locking tabs a little.

You need just the plain early panel, no DODGE script, no top brackets. Let me know if you can't find it. The panel itself was pretty much the same 1940-45, but the brackets changed.
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Re: VC3 Tailgate

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Thanks Gordon :thumbup:
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'44 GPW ;'44 Converto ;

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Re: VC3 Tailgate

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This is one of those reproduction tailgates on my VC 3. It is exactly the same as the ( very battered ) original that I took off, except the original had two tie-down rings on it.

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Re: VC3 Tailgate

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If a VC tailgate is the same as the 1/2 ton, then it's the same as the 3/4 ton.

The tailgate in Gordon's photo would be the repro tailgate here:

http://mack-products.com/products-page/ ... 1939-47-2/

The SB means small bracket (chain bracket) 70900 and comes without the tie downs normally seen on the VC and 1/2 tons but is the same otherwise.

If Mack Hils won't ship overseas, then you will have to buy from MWM, VPW or Roberts.
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Original 1/2 ton tailgate with tie downs.

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My Mack Hils BB 70900 repro.

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Re: VC3 Tailgate

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Thanks for all the info guys :thumbup:
I found one at Wildenbergs in the Netherlands.
Eric

'42 WC53; '41 WC43;'43 D15; '43 WC56;
'44 WC54; '41 panel; '39 D12; '40 VC3
'44 GPW ;'44 Converto ;

Belgium