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K5 Tailgate repair

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chiefheaphy, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. chiefheaphy

    chiefheaphy 1/2 ton status

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    When rehabing the tailgate is it absolutely necesary to use the helper springs on reinstall?
     
  2. K5er4Life

    K5er4Life 1/2 ton status

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    no, but you will find out real quickly that tailgate is pretty darn heavy. I dont have helper springs on mine and its fine.
     
  3. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    I took mine off but I took the window out too as well as all the mechanism and I was left with aonly a shell, still was heavy. :D
     
  4. Kiqman

    Kiqman 1/2 ton status

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    I'll 3rd that heavy comment. I weigh 240 lbs and I can get it closed, my wife can't budge the thing...they're heavy and I plan to put my helper spring back in.
     
  5. Mreetz

    Mreetz 1/2 ton status

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    I had to cut mine off when I put on Steves old bumper, if it weren't lifted I don't think I could get the tailgate up. DAM heavy!
     
  6. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    I didn't re-attach the helper springs on mine and it's a little heavy but I can close it without a problem.
     
  7. pauly383

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    Fortunately my rear tube bumper was made to accomodate the springs . I am a big boy , and its noticably heavy with the full power stuff inside .
     
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    I cut mine off when the bumper went on. Not a big deal.
     

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