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Tailgate Band Measurements

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by chiefburns, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. chiefburns

    chiefburns Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Malcolm
    Truck Year:
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    I bought a tailgate band for my 76 GMC and was wondering if someone who had one on their truck would send me the measurements to the bolt hole locations. I've tried the "grease on the bolt head" trick but I wanted to confirm the exact locations before I actually drilled them.
     
  2. Scott91370

    Scott91370 Full Access Member

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    I won't be home tonight but if you remind me tomorrow night I can get a pic with measurements for you. I have a tailgate with the band already removed so it will be really easy.
     
  3. Grit dog

    Grit dog Full Access Member

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    If you don’t get the measurements by this weekend I can measure.
    Old 3 bolt style or newer 4 bolt?
    i have both currently.
     
  4. Scott91370

    Scott91370 Full Access Member

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    Good question! I have the 4 bolt style.
     
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    Grit dog Full Access Member

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    I’m pretty sure it changed in 81.
    Got a tailgate supposedly from a 1980. It’s 3 bolt and the tailgate profile is different.
    The brace on the back needs trimmed and bolts relocated if used on newer models.
     

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