Locking Tailgate Handle for a GMT800

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I'm looking for a "factory" locking tailgate handle for Chevy GMT800s. I had a link to (I believe) a Denali handle that was a direct swap,but I lost the link and info. It looks like this(at least I didn't lose the pic):

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I already know I'm fwonked for a direct swap as I have the Pro-tec box,

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but I don't really want this one:

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I know "if" I look at the route of the first choice it could lead to a major PITA(cutting out to fit etc.), but I would rather have it the way I want it or not do it at all rather then "settle".

Of course security dictates over looks (IMO). So settling for the latter might win over if the handle cost to much for a trial and error.(However I thought it was only like $30) :dunno:
 

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Top photo is a Bully tailgate lock. Next photo is Pop-n-Lock brand. I would secure the lower pass. side, where the tailgate can be removed, with a Gate Keeper or McGuard tailgate lock. In 1999 silverado owner's manual, a stock metal piece, was available.
 
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Top photo is a Bully tailgate lock. Next photo is Pop-n-Lock brand. I would secure the lower pass. side, where the tailgate can be removed, with a Gate Keeper or McGuard tailgate lock. In 1999 silverado owner's manual, a stock metal piece, was available.

Bully tailgate lock? Thanks.:cheers: I knew the other was a Pop N Lock,just not a fan as it doesn't look "factory" and taking out the little piece each time would be a PITA.

I actually bought the hinge(?) for the tailgate and the GM shop manager welded a piece to complete the circle, then installed it with a wrench. So it takes a HELLUVA lot longer the 20 seconds it would have to steal my tailgate.:eek:

It's actually for if/when I modify my top rail to fit a Roll N Lock. No locking tailgate causes a VERY weak point for security.

I was also thinking that the one I had found for Denali (or whatever) had drop pins in it so you could use your ignition/door key.:dunno:
 

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Top photo is a Bully tailgate lock. Next photo is Pop-n-Lock brand. I would secure the lower pass. side, where the tailgate can be removed, with a Gate Keeper or McGuard tailgate lock. In 1999 silverado owner's manual, a stock metal piece, was available.

Bully tailgate lock? Thanks.:cheers: I knew the other was a Pop N Lock,just not a fan as it doesn't look "factory" and taking out the little piece each time would be a PITA.

I actually bought the hinge(?) for the tailgate and the GM shop manager welded a piece to complete the circle, then installed it with a wrench. So it takes a HELLUVA lot longer the 20 seconds it would have to steal my tailgate.:eek:

It's actually for if/when I modify my top rail to fit a Roll N Lock. No locking tailgate causes a VERY weak point for security.

I was also thinking that the one I had found for Denali (or whatever) had drop pins in it so you could use your ignition/door key.:dunno:


Tough to say whether those Denali locks actually had drop pins in them or not (originally called the C3) since the option list changed. the right side hinge is the best bet to keep them from stealing your gate but you already have that covered so I say that you are ok.
 

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Will a standard steel tailgate swap in for the one you have? If so, and if you could find the right color, you'd be able to pull it off.
 

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