Tailgate chain covers


Precision Fit
Oct 23, 2009
Citrus Heights & Tahoe
First Name
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
Getting to finer points of restoration. Anyone know what original chain covers were? Cloth? Rubber? Where there any from factory? Source for current day match? My grandfather used sections of garden hose on his 47 dodge.
I used a bike inner tube for the chains on my '69 CJ5. Worked great and easy to find. The original on the CJ was rubber though.

You could get a nice looking chain cover if you can find heat shrink tubeing. ty is black and used for flectronic wireing cables etc. may be hard to find but looks good when done.

Thanks all.
Any issues with rubber ones collecting water and rusting chain? Now that I think about that I guess drainage hole cut in bottom would solve...