> There used to be some hardware on the market that was used to connect
> sideboards... I've seen it on
> pickup trucks with cattle side boards... it's more or less a bracket with
> an eye and a bracket with a pin that connect together to hold the tops of
> the side boards together... Northern tool used to handle it...but it's no
> longer in their catalog...
I checked in my latest Norther Tool "sale" catalog (#152) and they have
in there (on page 150) under the category "Steel Fasteners for End Gates and
Side Panels". They have:
12723-C152 Right Side Fastener $2.49
12724-C152 Left Side Fastener $2.49
12725-C152 End Gate Left Corner $2.49
12726-C152 End Gate Right Corner $2.49
12728-C152 Side Security Latch $3.99
The Side Security Latch is the bracket / pin looking thing, the other parts
are brackets with tabs that interlock as you slide them together (down)...
The even have the Stake Pockets:
12727-C152 Steel $1.99
125504-C152 Galvanized $2.99
Hope this helps...