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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2003, 12:22 AM
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Tailgate woe

Took a pic from Steves album to show the problem area of my tailgate. Just under that rubber piece, passenger side, the metal has separated (rust) and so I get this clunk when I close the tailgate. Basically the gap where the windows comes out can be pulled apart by 1/8 inch or so just from using hand pressure (passenger side only). IM sure this going to cause some fatiguing somewhere.

Can this be easily fixed? Can i just clean up the rusted metal and put some new metal to be welded in there?

IM sure the tire carrier has put added pressure on that area from the constant slamming of it closed. Now when i clsoe it, the sheet metal comes out and 1/8".
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A good body shop should be able to fix it, but there's no reason to slam the carrier. The catch can be adjusted for easy operation.
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The window is up but the tailgate is down! How did you do that?
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2003, 06:44 PM
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Magic - darkest magic... [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]



You just close the driver's latch so the safety switch enables the motor again, then before you try to close it, put the glass all the way down to enable the inside handle, and open the latch again. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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do you have to support the glass when you do that?
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It's a good idea. lol. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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No, unless you plan on walking across it [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Thats the best way to access the inners or to install window tint which speaking of, mine just started peeling off a few weeks ago and i need to replace it...

Dont forget to release the latch before you slam the tailgate shut though! Thats hell on the nylon striker bolts [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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I support it if I'm putting it all the way out, but not like it's shown in that pic.
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