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Old 02-28-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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tailgate repair

I was wondering if anyone has experiance rebuilding a tailgate? Mine has good metal but its bowed out pretty far. Has anyone had luck getting them straight and how?
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
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Re: tailgate repair

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ck#post4331908

Drew did this to his "Young Frankenstein" build. start on Post #214 i think.. Hope this helps.

the rest of this build is a great read as well, if you havnt seen it before, and you have about 3 days to read...

good luck, Barry
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:26 PM   #3
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Re: tailgate repair

thanks! think ill try somethig like that!!
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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Re: tailgate repair

I did basically the same thing with bar clamps and the 6x6's shown here. If I had a porta power I would do what is shown! As a final note, I bought a reproduction tailgate from Chevrolet restoration world because there was too much work involved in getting the letters and raised panel flat. Mine was a stepside gate, but I assume it is the same. I think the repo gate was about $200. Justified with an hourly labor rate to fix it...
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