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Unread 02-17-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Unknown tailgate part?

Anyone know what this is on the bottom of the tailgate?

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Unread 02-17-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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Anyone know what this is on the bottom of the tailgate?
Hard to tell, looks like someone rigged up a tailgate stop.
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Talking about the U shaped bar? It's the tailgate stop. Once the lug goes past the two indents that looped area at the end holds the gate in place. I pulled that all off of mine.
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Hard to tell, looks like someone rigged up a tailgate stop.
not rigged...that's from the factory, there's supposed to be a black plastic cover over it that was held on by the six screw going into the tailgate
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not rigged...that's from the factory, there's supposed to be a black plastic cover over it that was held on by the six screw going into the tailgate
Hmm. Learn something new everyday. What years was that design used?
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What years was this factory? I've not seen it on any of the YJ's I've been around.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 02:46 PM   #7
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same as my 90 yj
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What years was this factory? I've not seen it on any of the YJ's I've been around.
Before they put that tire stop on the back passenger side corner. Mine didn't have one of those or even holes for it.

Maybe '87 to '90 seems like '91 is the start of changes, going to the 4.0 then in '92 with the family cage etc....
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Before they put that tire stop on the back passenger side corner. Mine didn't have one of those or even holes for it.

Maybe '87 to '90 seems like '91 is the start of changes, going to the 4.0 then in '92 with the family cage etc....
humm, my 87 has both.
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My 90 has both as well
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My 91 didn't have the interior one, just the exterior.

Like I said, learn something new everyday.
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both my '88 and my '89 had the interior tailgate stop and the exterior stop....I think the interior one was meant more to keep the tailgate from accidentally closing on you on a incline then to stop the tailgate from opening too far
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....I think the interior one was meant more to keep the tailgate from accidentally closing on you on a incline then to stop the tailgate from opening too far
That would be a helpful feature...wonder why they dropped it...
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Unread 02-17-2013, 10:32 PM   #14
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Have it on my "92" also, no outside stop. My black plastic cover broke so I took it all off.
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both my '88 and my '89 had the interior tailgate stop and the exterior stop....I think the interior one was meant more to keep the tailgate from accidentally closing on you on a incline then to stop the tailgate from opening too far
This. Mine still allows it to open and hit the exterior stop.
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