Reviving this thread because I just did this mod on my YJ
mounted them to 3/16" plate first, then welded that to the jeep
So yeah, tailgate was welded shut for a little while there
Closed & Locked:
Closed & unlocked:
So yeah, I realized about halfway to getting them attached that they pull 90 degrees to the direction the door pulls... they still hold the door shut, I can hang on it and it wont open, just like you did cgmrdc
but mine don't sit flat when they're unlocked; possibly too much pressure from the tailgate gasket, not sure...
but it still doesn't work like a Tacoma's tailgate... you have to buckle & unbuckle each one.
I think this is the best option I've seen so far; much better than the bungee cord I was using!!
1992 YJ 1"Body Lift, Slip Yoke Eliminator & CV Driveshaft,
2.5" TJ exhaust, WJ valve cover, XJ Computer, External Slave Cyl AX15,
Durango Steeringbox, No track or sway bars, CJ tailgate, on 31's :)