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Tailgate to barn door conversion

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by Muddytazz, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Anyone know what year the conversion was not possible anymore, I know it somewhere in the late 70's or early 80's that GM stopped putting the barn door mounts in the tailgated burbs. Need the year please.
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    oh man not a clue, but if you do go to doors you'll love em! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    My 84 /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif (tailgate style) is not "dual-patterned", so it must be 83 or older. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    I could have sworn they left the mounts in for the entire run... afterall, it beats the crap out of having to stamp 2 individualy different rear ends.

    personaly, I prefer the Tailgate on mine, although having a lift can make it inconvenient to get stuff thats at chest height out of it.

    -Rich

    Edit: 84's not dual pattern? there goes my theory...
     
  5. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    No, not all were interchangable, they stopped doing that in 82 or 83 when GM stopped making burbs for ambulances. That was the only reason for the interchangability.
     

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