I can't remember who it was, but some one did a modification where the tied paracord or something to the linkage so that they could just reach over the tailgate and pull the cord and unlock it. If that post can be found, maybe you could figure out a way to modify the mod to do the opposite.
Thanx both to you and the OP of the referenced thread. This is what I ended up doing:Instead of a string, I used I piece of hanger. I can lock or unlock it that way.
Fortunately for me whenever I move it's on the company's dime, if they think I'm worth that much my junk much come along! Please don't put me in a position to choose...I had to purge my junk hardware when I moved from California, I still don't have much stuff and have to go to the hardware store all the time. Fortunately, its right around the corner, I usually walk.
Strange.....Mine bolts on. Awesome idea though.Thanx both to you and the OP of the referenced thread. This is what I ended up doing:
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However, a certain brazen idiot on this forum - since blocked - couldn't seem to understand why I ask questions even about simple things. THIS IS WHY:
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Having zero idea, I ASS-U-MEd that the lock cover simply snaps on. Well, it does, on the bottom. You're supposed to unsnap the bottom FIRST, then lift up so the little top plastic flange that is missing in the above picture doesn't get removed with surgical precision like mine did...
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Replacement fabricated and pop-riveted on. Beats paying Dave's some outrageous amount of money for a new cover, and is tons stronger besides!
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Cover back on, loop bent in end of pushrod. It "should be" possible to do something similar but run the pushrod out the top with a regular car lock knob on it.
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Topside view of rivets - learn from my mistake!