Does anyone have any ideas on how to fabricate a latch for a custom tailgate on my 1979 Chevy. I'm fixing to start and would like to know about some different styles. The ones I have built in the past have a bolt welded to the gate. This bolt goes through the truck above the tailgate bumper and I weld a nut to the end of a piece of pipe. This holds it good, but it is slow getting the tailgate down. Any help is appreciated.

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