I am at a point that my TT bed is built but I have hit a roadblock on the tailgate latches. I can't seem to find a decent latch that fits the construction of the tail gate. I would appreciate any ideas or pictures of some period correct ways of latching the gate. I would also be interested in buying the right set of latches if anyone has some available.
Here's what mine looks like, it's available from the vendors:
I just love the look and simple function of the handmade latches on my 1917 Maxwell Light Delivery.
Here is another nice looking hooker.
I have a wood bed with the latches on the inside.
Thanks for all of the good ideas. I really like the looks of the old hand forged hardware.