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Tailgate swap?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Courtney, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Courtney

    Courtney Newbie

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    Hello all , :bow:
    Might I just say This site is awsome!
    I love my K5 and it looks like there are ALOT of people like me! Right on!
    Ok on to the stuff!

    I have a 76 GMC Jimmy, 1/2 ton K5

    My tailgate is cracked and the window crank assembly is missing teeth so the window wont roll up all the way. :(

    My question is:
    If i cant find replacement tailgate of same year "76" , Will a newer model tailgate fit fine? Maybe an 80's model powerwindow/tailgate? Will i need to do any modification beyond wireing?
     
  2. MattK

    MattK 1/2 ton status

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    it's my understanding that the tailgates will fit from 73-91. only thing i would suggest is bring a battery out or some way way to test a power window.
     
  3. gauder

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    Has to be a blazer or jimmy tailgate though, suburbans are different.
     
  4. Courtney

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    Whats different about the burbons? The back end looks the same to me? Same manual roll up or power window?
     
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  6. Courtney

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    So an 80's model blazer gate will fit? I just need the correct hardware for my year?
     
  7. jmd4x4

    jmd4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I beleave what MattK said is right but not positive, do you have a tail gate located already?
    I am fixen to remove mine, a 81 w/ electric window. If interested let me know.

    later
    jmd
     

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