Tailgate work

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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

Tailgate work

Post by Adam in Wa »

I have started to work on my tailgate. I have decided to remove the inner panel because: it is very beat up; It is easier to replace than the outer panel; And I can put some liquid wrench on the hinge bolt threads, inside. Once the inner panel is off I will address any rust inside the tailgate, then deal with any issues on the outer panel, from both sides. Here are a couple of pics and I will post more as I progress..

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Adam in Wa
Technician 4th Grade
Technician 4th Grade
Posts: 111
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:04 am
My garage: 48 Power Wagon
42 WC53
71 Dodge Challenger R/T
Location: Newport Washington

Re: Tailgate work

Post by Adam in Wa »

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Adam in Wa
Technician 4th Grade
Technician 4th Grade
Posts: 111
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:04 am
My garage: 48 Power Wagon
42 WC53
71 Dodge Challenger R/T
Location: Newport Washington

Re: Tailgate work

Post by Adam in Wa »

I assume the holes in the tailgate are from a pioneer tool rack, and license plate. The inside of the tailgate was not terrible… It is still quite solid. I will replace the bottom few inches of the outer skin, and the entire inner panel with new metal, of the correct gauge.