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Tailgate Rust

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jdhall13, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. jdhall13

    jdhall13 Newbie

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    Have a small rust patch on the tailgate just above the bumper. Used small grinding wheel to take the rust out leaving some room for a bondo repair. I really want to get inside the tailgate to get to the source. I've never taken the tailgate apart but I see that the door accessing the motor can be removed. Is there a better way to get to the very bottom of the tailgate to remove the rust? Thanks for the help in advance
     
  2. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

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    I don't think that you can take the bottom of the tailgate apart, but you may be able to get in through the acess panel enough to clean it up and prep it for some POR-15.

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  3. 73 K5 Blazer

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    With the window up you can get in there and give it a good coat of POR-15. That will take care of the rust. That is what I did to mine.
     

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