I guess you can say I've fallen victim to the Blazer's Achille's heel, the tailgate area. The tailgate is in severe disorder due to rusting and very poor repair work and I will need to correct it. The plates where the hinges bolt to the body are rusted out and the hinges were spot welded on crookedly . I guess that it's going to be the Texas Sawz-All massacre for the rear metal. My question is, does the tailpan include the hinge mounting area? In previous posts it sounded like the tailpan was simply a piece of metal that covered up the rear and the hinges simply passed through it. The picture in an old LMC even looked like that. It costed $50 and was part number 38-7980. I began looking at the most recent LMC and noticed some differences. First off, it looked different. It appears to have places to bolt the hinges too and has and no longer has a side that is all open. They now call it, "Tail Pan-Complete", part number 38-7984 and costs $150. Could this possibly be the miracle piece I'm looking for that contains the hinge mounting areas plus the exterior metal. I don't know if I could do without it, its unbelievably bad back there. I should take some before and after pictures for everyone if this appears to be what I hope it is. Man, I just wrote a novel here just asking if this is a new model with the hinge mounts . Well if any one nows for sure or has a good idea, please let me know. Thanks K5:Big, slow, and flys through snow.