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post #1 of 4 Old 10-23-2009, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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CJ7 tailgate vs. YJ swing gate.

Is the CJ7 tailgate the same size as a YJ swing gate? In other words, will it fit in the same opening without any modifications (other than the hinges, etc)?

Situation: I have a CJ7 with a YJ tub and YJ swing gate, but am thinking about taking it back original.


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post #2 of 4 Old 10-23-2009, 08:54 AM
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Yes, they are the same size. I'm sure if you search a bit you can find writeups about converting to a CJ tailgate, many have done it.

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-23-2009, 09:02 AM
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Yes it will fit. Certifiablejeep has a write up but can't find it now. Check the FAQ stickie under YJ tub swap.

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post #4 of 4 Old 10-23-2009, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you...I really appreciate it.
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