Upper tailgate pics

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Adam in Wa
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Location: Newport Washington

Upper tailgate pics

Post by Adam in Wa »

My upper tailgate was in fair shape. It had some small dents, inside and out. I used a welded stud puller to remove the dents. There were also five small cracks around the support strut bolt holes. I welded up the cracks, dressed them with a flap wheel, and fabricated a 16 ga. reinforcement plate. The tailgate was chemically treated for surface rust; sanded and primed. The primer was block sanded to reveal any imperfections (multiple times). Then the color coat was applied inside and out.

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Adam in Wa
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My garage: 48 Power Wagon
42 WC53
71 Dodge Challenger R/T
Location: Newport Washington

Photo album

Post by Adam in Wa »

I generally use postimage for this forum, but I also have another online photo album, with hundreds of photos of this build. I have provided the above link for anyone who wants to check out the progress, and probably waste an hour of time…. :D

https://imageevent.com/adamell/wc53carryall
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Re: Upper tailgate pics

Post by Gordon_M »

That's nice work, almost too nice for a Dodge. 8-)

The manual calls that part a "liftgate" just distinguish it from the "tailgate" I suppose.
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Adam in Wa
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My garage: 48 Power Wagon
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71 Dodge Challenger R/T
Location: Newport Washington

Re: Upper tailgate pics

Post by Adam in Wa »

Lift gate… makes sense. Thanks.