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truck tailgate question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jayweb, May 12, 2004.

  1. jayweb

    jayweb 1/2 ton status

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    I have searched an can't find it -- those of you that have swapped t-gates- what did you do about the torque rods? leave them or ditch them?
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    We put a pickup tailgate on my buddies K5 last week all we used were the hinges and the supports. No springs or anything. Went on perfect. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have a P/U gate on mine and I ditched the stock rods and just use the P/U hinges/bottom supports. Works great.
     
  4. jayweb

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    I have read here before that some body did this and left them on - didnt know if it was a pain to re-install them if you went back to k5 gate later or something
     
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    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    with a truck tailgate being so much lighter you should'nt need it,
     
  6. micah

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    I removed the springs from mine. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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