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Old July 5th, 2015, 01:06 PM
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Back flap chains

Has anybody an idea how to get rid of the chains/replace with what, that get caught in the back load flap when you close it. Please help.
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Old July 5th, 2015, 01:16 PM
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I've seen chains sheathed in clear PVC tubing from Hardware stores. Others have sheathed steel wire.
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Old July 5th, 2015, 01:49 PM
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It should not be a chain to begin with..... It should be a sheathed cable.

RRC5539, http://www.thexmod.com/item_detail.asp?id=1073
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Chains on Series trucks....they are sheathed in a leather cover x2 ea side
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Old July 5th, 2015, 03:46 PM
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Chains on Series trucks....they are sheathed in a leather cover x2 ea side
The OP shows a Defender as his vehicle. Can't see any reason not to use the Defender cable on a Series. Same tailgate.
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Personally I prefer the chains.
Maybe it's not an issue on a Land Rover, never tried the cables, but I have cables on my F-250 and I hate them. They get caught and over time get damaged and break. Which sucks when you have a load on the tailgate.
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Its an 85 and in South Africa maybe was a CKD difference or just being an 85 they were still using chains.
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Old July 6th, 2015, 01:31 PM
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Thanks guys. It is a UK import 110. I checked the serial and found it actually an '86 build/registration. Totally original with 132000 miles. I don't want to modify anything but these chains are very annoying. If I made folding flap holders from 25mm flatbar would I be out of line. The flap still has the pigtail hooks on for the chain. Will just keep these in case of resale.
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Old July 6th, 2015, 01:35 PM
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dude - your truck do what you like. The RRC came with such a setup - but you will have to ensure that there is enough room - then you are drilling holes in the tailgate and the tub...
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