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Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
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Re: Wrangler tail gate adjustment?
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I'm not sold on the tail gate tiping down it seemed to get in the way.
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OH... what you said!
Bending hinges can be difficult. Once the hinges are bent... well, it's even harder to keep them that way. You're idea about getting new hinges is a good one. However, not to throw cold water on things, but make sure before you invest in this do a good survey of the sheet metal of both the tailgate and the tub. You want to make sure it's not bowed, rippled, or pull out from factory specs. If it is then new hinges aren't going to do you any good at all.
You may want to drill out the hinge points on the body and put some threaded 1/4" plate behind the tub, By enlarging the holes you could gain a little "slop" factor to do a slight adjustment. Were it I, that't would be my choice.