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Old 09-12-2017, 12:00 AM   #1
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Question Tail gate removal

Hello to all.
I cannot recall the position the tail gate needs to be in for removal. Please help.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:01 AM   #2
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Re: Tail gate removal

You need to remove the two bolts from the trunnion at one end. Then, if you lift that end and trunnion carefully upward, you will be able to pull the tailgate and trunnion rearward then remove the tailgate from the opposing trunnion. The "detachable" tailgates did not appear until the square body era. Not sure if it was 1973 or later.

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Old 09-12-2017, 01:47 AM   #3
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Re: Tail gate removal

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Old 09-12-2017, 04:54 PM   #4
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Re: Tail gate removal

Speaking of this is it possible to modify on end of the tailgate to make it removable like the later square body gates ? Has anyone done or tried this ?
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Re: Tail gate removal

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Speaking of this is it possible to modify on end of the tailgate to make it removable like the later square body gates ? Has anyone done or tried this ?
Just get the flat trunnion from a square body, they fit, or modify yours and slot the bottom of the gate.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:59 PM   #6
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Just get the flat trunnion from a square body, they fit, or modify yours and slot the bottom of the gate.
Awesome !! Thanks Randy. They are a pain to remove without help and possibly damaging something
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