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any thoughts on custom tailgate hinges?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bryguy00b, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    the bed posts were the tailgate hinges mount to are totaly gone and i cant put a tailgate on cause of it..i was thinking of some kind of hinge for it on the bottom only thing is it would have to line up right and close..any ideas on what would work?
     
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    K5 or Pickup? They're different and interchangable! Just a thought! Or weld a piece of 1/4 plate in there and bolt the hinges there! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    its a pickup..i was thinking about using hinges from a blazer tailgate but dont know how to weld them..or really how to mount them so the tailgate will open and shut right..if i had the moneyt id junk the box.the box aint that bad its just that tailpot areas are gone and the quarter panals actually move in and out when you push/pull on the sides a little
     
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    I'm not sure what to suggest... I would just replace the metal.... But that is some work! But probably less than fabing up a set of K5 hinges! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    prerunner style stiffeners? Well as I would see it you'd have to cut 2 slots for the hinges of the blazer and someway to mount the blazer's spring. None of which would be difficult I don't think.
     
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    i dunno..i wouldnt even be opening it often ya know,,just to make it so it would and would stay in place good.
     
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    Process then:
    Have buddy hold tailget in place....
    Tack weld gate to sides....
    Step back and inspect...
    If straight, weld the rest of the way down.....
    Grind smooth......
    Spray with chosen color! Done! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    haha ok well i wouldnt go that far lol /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    If there ain't any good metal there then you have to replace the metal or replace the bed. That's my take on it since you don't want to weld the tailgate shut. Good luck to ya.

    Allan
     

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