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post #91 of 142 Old 04-18-2011, 09:46 PM
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What about using the existing upper hinge as a latch?

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post #92 of 142 Old 04-22-2011, 07:18 AM
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Hey im trying to finish my tailgate today im going to pick up the cables. How did you attach the cables inside the tub? And on the drivers side of the tailgate? I see passanger side of the tailgate is the angle iron. Not sure but.in the tub looks like maybe another self drilling or drilled a hole with nuts bolts and washers?
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post #93 of 142 Old 04-23-2011, 10:26 AM
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Tigertrack used 1/2" bolts, washers and nuts, bolted through the tub. Coyote used gate brackets screwed to the tub and the cables looped through them. Use angle iron on both sides of tail-gate.
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post #94 of 142 Old 04-24-2011, 11:14 AM
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Thats freaking cool
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post #95 of 142 Old 04-24-2011, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hey im trying to finish my tailgate today im going to pick up the cables. How did you attach the cables inside the tub? And on the drivers side of the tailgate? I see passanger side of the tailgate is the angle iron. Not sure but.in the tub looks like maybe another self drilling or drilled a hole with nuts bolts and washers?


I used an existing bolt from the tailgate latch mechanism.
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post #97 of 142 Old 04-29-2011, 09:27 AM
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Finished mine on Wednesday. I like it for loading up stuff.
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Finished mine on Wednesday. I like it for loading up stuff.
hey wanta..... can you give me a close-up of the 2 attachments on the inside of the tub? haven't finished mine yet and yours looks very clean

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What did you use for hinges? Looks like they have three bolts per side of the hinge it looks like.
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What did you use for hinges? Looks like they have three bolts per side of the hinge it looks like.
just regular fence hinges from the local hardware store.
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post #101 of 142 Old 10-24-2011, 11:05 PM
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Great idea, looks like it works well.

If any of you TJ guys that have done this still have the stock hinges sitting around and wouldn't mind getting rid of them shoot me a PM.

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Update: over 1-1/2 years without an issue.
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post #103 of 142 Old 04-02-2012, 04:31 AM
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Inspired by this thread, I've done a similiar drop down tailgate using nutserts. Then I relocated the liscence plate to the center and added a led third brake light bar across the top of the edge. Then I had to add an in-bed tire carrier, which I wasn't happy with and ended up making a deck cover and securing the spare above it. Ok, I'm rambling... But just wanted to say thanks for inspiring one of my first mods.
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Definitely a mod that is on my list

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Inspired by this thread, I've done a similiar drop down tailgate using nutserts. Then I relocated the liscence plate to the center and added a led third brake light bar across the top of the edge. Then I had to add an in-bed tire carrier, which I wasn't happy with and ended up making a deck cover and securing the spare above it. Ok, I'm rambling... But just wanted to say thanks for inspiring one of my first mods.
how did you go about recentering your license plate? I've been meaning to to mine, this is what I have so far:

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