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How do i get the tailgate off my K5...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, Sep 13, 2002.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    I'm gonna do the herculiner stuff and wanna take it off...
     
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    Redfrog 1/2 ton status

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    there are two bolts on both sides that you have to unbolt
    they loosen up the helper springs. that are sandwiched between a braket to hold them in place.
    when you do that you need to take off the tailgate panel(the one that covers up the regulator).
    next take off the tailgate cabels, and the take out the eight bolts for the hinges. after you do all of that grab ahold of both sides and pull up and back and it *should* come right off

    hope this helps
     
  3. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks...

    and moke sure not to drop it huh!

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    Redfrog 1/2 ton status

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    if for some reason you do drop it do your self a favor and move real fast. you feet will thank you /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Just ask me how I know that /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
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    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    lol.. did your feet break the glass's fall???
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I left the cables bolted up (loosely) til last. once all 8 hinge bolts are out the cables support the gate just fine. If you have help its easy to get one guy on each side...each one undoes the finger tight cable bolt and slide the gate out and back.

    Don't forget to unplug the wiring if its a power gate./forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    Rene
     
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    luckily the glass was not in it (everything else was though). I was pulling it back off after I had my blazer painted to herculine it. after it bounced of the top of my feet and I got it put on a piece of cardboard I quit for the day and soaked my feet. and enjoyed every step I took for a week /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     

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