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Tailgates

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by KilgoreTrout, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. HotRodPC

    HotRodPC Administrator Staff Member

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    If the gate is just rusted at those holes, I'd clean up the rust a bit with some sand paper. Spray paint with some rust inhibitor and find a good band and cover it back up. Noone will see the holes on the back of the truck. The interior of the tailgate doesn't matter much either so you could just spray the interior of the tailgate with some of this in the rattle can. https://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-2...ocphy=9026281&hvtargid=pla-309352414547&psc=1
     
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    Good thought. The rust around the holes is pretty bad, though.
    And I'm not sure the rest of the gate is still in good enough shape to justify it.

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    Someone is repoing those bands but I didn't pay a lot of attention since mine is in decent shape. As I recall, the price was pretty decent.
     
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    LMC is making it. #38-9602 $320.
     
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    Rusty Nail Build the wall - deport them all! Supporting Member

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    It'll look a lot better if you paint it lol?

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    It's a show truck, man! You don't just paint over it!
    Hahaha....

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    Ouch.
    I've seen a couple of decent used examples in the $100 to $150 range on CL and FB. I guess I'll just wait and keep looking for a good whole tailgate with insert. Lord knows I've got plenty of work to do in the mean time. Heh.

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    Yep, just found a really nice insert for $60 about an hour from me.
    Actually seems like there are a lot of them. Not so many nice tailgates close to me, though.
    Damn rust.

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  9. Rusty Nail

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    Pix?

    Show truck pix..
     
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    You just like rust porn, don't you.


    Freak.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

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    You can see where someone tried to put filler of some kind on the back of the gate where the rust holes were bigger.

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