Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: eustis , Florida
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Re: rusty tailgate,
If it JUST started, it may not be that bad yet. You need to remove the access panel on the inside and really check out the inside shell good before deciding. I replaced just the lower section on mine about 4 years ago , i got a repair panel from jcwhitney for under $20, and with a panel crimper, it worked out just fine.
but here 4 years later, even though the outer panel is still fine, the inner panel has deteriorated further to the point it separated from the outer on the bottom causing a real annoying rattle [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
Its a lotta work to swap over all the innards into a new shell, but if you really intend to keep it for quite some time, that may be the best route as im sure just the outer panel wont be the only one with cancer...
Sixlitre just put one on his....