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Unread 10-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #121
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like those hinges! Will be watching this. Have been wanting to do this for awhile. Just trying to decide which hinges to use.

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Unread 10-12-2012, 06:29 AM   #122
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Where did you get those hinges?
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Unread 10-17-2012, 07:57 PM   #123
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Unread 10-17-2012, 08:02 PM   #124
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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
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Unread 10-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #125
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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.
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Where did you get those hinges?
They're strap hinges from McMaster-Carr.
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Just got a tire carrier, saw this awhile ago, and want to do this. Any chance you can get the pics to work again?
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Unread 01-14-2014, 11:30 PM   #128
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damn ive been piecing together this project for a few weeks then i ran across this thread... so far i have cj hinges and ordered a pair of the stock cj cable brackets the the cable mounts to on the tailgate. still need to get the cables and hardware never used nutserts before but i might have to go that route. I like those hinges though lets see it finished!
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Unread 01-15-2014, 04:06 PM   #129
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i got my cj tailgate cable brackets



planning on mounting them like this guy



does anyone see any problem doing this? I figured cjs came like this and many truck beds are attatched on the side like this so i figured it would look pretty good. This guy just used self tapping screws but id like to use some nutserts that i already have laying around. Never used nutserts so it think ill give it a go. I might use them for the hinges as well instead of dropping the tailgate.
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