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Unread 08-02-2010, 12:47 PM   #1
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Uses for tailgate hinges

I recently did a tailgate conversion on my Tj. I have a fold down tailgate now. What I also have is left over stock tailgate hinges. Mine are in perfect condition, and they have to be useful for something. Any ideas?

Has anyone used these hinges for anything? if so please post pics.

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Unread 08-02-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
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Build a shed and use them for the door.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 01:45 PM   #3
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Well there goes that...now I gotta buy some wood.

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I just finished putting Kentrol on mine and will be using either the old hood hinges, tailgate hinges or both to connect the rock wall I am building to my kids' swingset. I just came back inside from sizing them and they should be a good fit.
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roll bar mounted trebuchet.
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lock box or front door
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Unread 08-02-2010, 05:17 PM   #7
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Aww come on there has to be some real suggestions
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Unread 08-02-2010, 05:21 PM   #8
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They actually make for some pretty cool paper weights. Off topic, but I'm repainting my TJ, in the process I'm ditching the swing out and going for the fold down as well, OP did you buy a kit or do it yourself? I want to do it myself and would be nice to see what other people have done.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 05:31 PM   #10
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Send them to us. We can always use them for people that have late models and want the early model hinges.
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roll bar mounted trebuchet.
Best use ever.

I'm curious if you got a kit also, and which one. Been debating doing this to mine.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 10:55 PM   #12
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Actually I did not buy a kit. I followed a thread on here called $30 tailgate or something like it (can't remember the name right off. Anyway I adjusted the directions a little bit. He used two gate hinges with self tapping screws, and two tailgate cables from a chevy, and he said it held 360 lbs. I didn't doubt him, but I used heavy duty gate hinges, with grade 8 bolts, and nylon locking nuts, with 1/4" backing plates behind the body panel. I was able to do this fairly easily since I have a 3" bodylift. I did however use a seperate pin lock fairly similar to the kit that is available.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 10:57 PM   #13
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Ahh here it is. www.jeepforum.com/.../30-tj-fold-down-tailgate-stuck-torx-bolt-removal-1076528/
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Unread 08-02-2010, 11:04 PM   #14
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Send them to us. We can always use them for people that have late models and want the early model hinges.
I'm kind of curious about this -- seriously?

I have a well-maintained '04 with no body or frame rust and still my OEM hinges seized to the point that I needed to replace them.

I replaced them with the Kentrol hinges primarily because they were affordable. (ie, not having to buy & paint new OEM hinges).
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Unread 08-02-2010, 11:07 PM   #15
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use them to make a body mounted swingout tire carrier since you can't carry a tire on your tailgate anymore
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