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Tailgate interchangeability...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jarheadk5, May 17, 2001.

  1. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Will a '79 tailgate fit on an '87 K5? I need a new tailgate soon (along with a new tailpan to bolt it to... d@mn rust!). I'm assuming the '79 gate will be manual-can electric innards be installed, or will I need to start hunting for manual guts? Thanks.

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  2. JunkYardCrawler

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    i'm not sure on iff it will fit up. i assume it will. and far as electric goes there are some with it and without it.
     
  3. 78Blazer

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    I believe its 77-91 will fit....

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  5. WILL

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    I just did the same thing you did. Replaced all the same things on the rear of my K-5. The tailgate will fit a newer truck.
     
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    Electric and manual are all interchangeable. I just went from electric to manual. Do don't worry about that part.
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