Does anyone have the parts and tools needed to make the wire ropes that hold up the tailgate, like on my 83? It looks like the eyelet cable ends are kinda rare around here, and the swaging tool is pretty pricey. The ones I have are still functional, but the tailgate is a gnats butt from hitting my custom bumper, so I'd like to make some new cables that are maybe half an inch shorter to give me some margin. If someone can help me out, I'd really appreciate it, and would obviously pay for the parts plus a little for your time. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif I tried to use just a standard wire rope end, like where it loops back on itself, but the swage thingy turned out to be too fat and was hitting the body panel. Plus the cable itself was too fat and was getting squished when I tightened stuff up.