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Username Post: Nomad tail gate hole        (Topic#342062)
larrybrowningmauldin 
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larrybrowningmauldin
Loc: New Braunfels,TX
Reg: 08-16-05
01-20-17 04:22 PM - Post#2672496    

Years ago on this forum, someone showed a photo of a mystery hole that was visible on the lip of the body when the lift gate was in the down position. Could this factory hole be there for a valve stem for an air shock addition? I ask because I am looking for the hole for my 68 el Camino and thought about this question. Nomads are wagons, aren't they? This is my first visit to the Earth.



 

wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
01-21-17 10:32 AM - Post#2672618    
    In response to larrybrowningmauldin

Nomads are wagons, but they wouldn't have had factory air shocks.

Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
Tabasco 
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Tabasco
Loc: Poolville., Texas
Reg: 06-04-03
01-28-17 01:02 PM - Post#2673966    
    In response to larrybrowningmauldin

I always guessed that it was planned to hold a push button switch to turn on the dome light when the tailgate was opened. After the dies were made to stamp the part, they decided the switch would not hold up to being exposed to moisture. So the idea was scrapped and replaced with a manual switch just inside of the tailgate opening.

I don't know if my guess is anywhere close to what happened or not, but it seem logical to me.

Louis

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