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tailgate torsion bars

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jayweb, May 21, 2004.

  1. jayweb

    jayweb 1/2 ton status

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    how do you unload and remove them?
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Leave the tailgate closed, so most of the tension is removed from the torsion bars. Now go under the truck and remove the bolts that hold the lower end of the bars to the frame. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  3. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    cut off wheel, stand around so the fender covers your body... spring steel, oh boy when it lets loose...
     
  4. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Is the torsion bar the weird angled thing that connects to the truck and the tailgate? I have to remove that to get the tailgate off I think /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  5. RustBuket

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    You need a torx head bit to do it I think. You can get to it real easy if the rear bumper is off.
     
  6. 88sub4x4

    88sub4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Just bring the truck up to the rust belt, and after a winter or two the gate will be so far gone the bar will just flap around and make noise over bumps!
     

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