Originally Posted by kjg26
Did you reinforce the piece below the tail gate? The tailgate itself? Drill clean through the tail gate. Pics would be great! I'm worried of I reinforce the piece below the tailgate if won't sit flush with the tailgate
It's not mounted yet. Not sure if I want to use nutserts or drill through yet. I placed the holes in a way that drilling through would line up perfect with flat surfaces. I think drilling through would be stronger and less expensive. On the other hand nutserts may be easier to install(no need to drop tank to get behind bottom part), and look cleaner because there would be no nuts on the backside of the tailgate.
Also still deciding between black oxide countersunk hardware for hinges or button head 316 stainless. I plan on using small button heads for the other holes.