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tailgate hinge area rotted

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Jan 19, 2001.

    i have a fs jimmy and the cargo area has rotted out by the tailgate, so the hinge mount is basically gone, should i use sqaure steel tubing and just weld it all, or get the tailpan out of jc whitney for 130$ and tear out the rest to mount the tail pan? any thoughts?
     
  1. RUSS84K5

    RUSS84K5 1/2 ton status

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    I would really consider the box tubeing approach. I did mine that way. Came out good and it woun't rust out as quick as the sheet metal repair part. I ended up putting the tailgate on by the latch and strikers and positioning the box according to the hinge position. I had to rebuild the posts at the end of the bed side too.
     
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    I would look at fabbing the thing myself. it'll also give you a good cross bar to mount a roll cage to if you do it right......

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  3. My '87 FS Jimmy's tailgate mounts rotted out like yours. But I just flipped my hinges around and bolted the hinges to my bumper. Mine is stock, so if you have a body lift it probally wouldn't work but just another idea. If you use stainless bolts and paint up the hinges, it dosen't look bad at all.
     
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    Check this out: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://coloradok5.com/rustytailgatehinge.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/rustytailgatehinge.shtml</A>

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