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tailgate questons?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by scrapper, Aug 17, 2000.

  1. scrapper

    scrapper Registered Member

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    I am going to remove the tailgate on my 85,for painting an body repairs.I gutted the tailgate out tonight.Now I am wanting to remove the tailgate.The question is how does a person unload the spring,and should the hindge be removed from the tailgate or the body?
     
  2. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    The springs are "unloaded" when it's closed. Underneath the bumper there are some little "dodads" that the springs hook around.The "dodads" will just unbolt.....drop the tailgate.....unbolt it and pull it off.

    Michael [​IMG] http://jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm
     

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