Broken Tailgates

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GMC85MAN, Apr 18, 2000.

  1. GMC85MAN

    GMC85MAN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Anyone out there fixed tailgate before? I recently broke one of the latches that locks on mine. It seems the only way to get to the internal components is to unweld the thing...then what get another from a scrap tard and do the same for the internal parts? Seems like it would work...anyone out there done this or have other ideas or places to get the parts?
  2. MTCK

    MTCK LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 254

    Sounds like a lot of work. Maybe just get a whole gate from the junk yard? Shouldn't be too hard to find, as long as you live somewhere that rust isn't too much of a problem.
  3. robkel

    robkel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    hey gmc man .... ck your e-mail
  4. yortengel

    yortengel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 216

    There pretty easy to work on. Just on bolt the latch. undo the pull rod from the center handle and pull it out. EASY
  5. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 849

    I actually have a page showing all the parts of a tailgate. i cut up a rusty spare I had, just to make the page. <br>:)<br>~Chuck<p>----------<br>Chuck's Chevy Truck Pages - Snowplowing Central<br>

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