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Old 04-11-2017, 10:53 AM   #1
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Repro tailgate

I'm in need of a good tailgate for my '74 Blazer project. I'm having trouble finding a good used one-They're all cracked on the top lip or bent.....
Has anyone used the new reproduction part like LMC offers? Are they any good or should I continue looking for a good used one? Thanks
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:17 AM   #2
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Re: Repro tailgate

Also-Is the Suburban gate the same 73-91 as the Blazer? I'm getting conflicting information. Who knows for sure? Thanks
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:14 PM   #3
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fix the OEM one it's gonna fit way better!
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:19 PM   #4
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Also-Is the Suburban gate the same 73-91 as the Blazer? I'm getting conflicting information. Who knows for sure? Thanks
Definitely different. NOT interchangeable.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:31 PM   #5
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Re: Repro tailgate

I have 2 NOS-I'll check the part number for you.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:32 PM   #6
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Re: Repro tailgate

I know mine are for a K5....I don't think they differ among K5's from 73-91 tho.
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Old 04-11-2017, 02:16 PM   #7
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I have 2 NOS-I'll check the part number for you.
NOS would be awesome! You have one for sale? The ship would probably be prohibitive though....Thanks for your info.
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:01 PM   #8
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The last one I sold locally for $800. Same price for either of the 2 I have left-shipping to California would be in the neighborhood of $125-150 however via Greyhound. These things are extremely difficult to find NOS anymore.

They are still bound/strapped in the GM boxes as well.
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Old 04-12-2017, 03:45 PM   #9
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The last one I sold locally for $800. Same price for either of the 2 I have left-shipping to California would be in the neighborhood of $125-150 however via Greyhound. These things are extremely difficult to find NOS anymore.

They are still bound/strapped in the GM boxes as well.
Thanks for the offer. I wound up finding one at a local recycler that needs work but I think I can salvage it.
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Thanks for the offer. I wound up finding one at a local recycler that needs work but I think I can salvage it.
No problem. I've had aftermarket tailgates before too and I've been able to straighten or fix small dings and dents but as far as GM tailgate go those dents you can't pull out with a normal uni-spotter lol
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