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post #1 of 10 Old 05-24-2011, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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Super Duty Tailgate

OK, so I'm seriously thinkin about an 08-10 tailgate for my truck. I really like the look of them, but I know that they arent wide enough for the OBS trucks. Height wise they are about dead on. I was thinkin about finding a used one and having a local body shop that I trust cut and widen it to fit. What do you guys think? Lookin for some opinions here! Thanks guys!

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That tailgate is going to look like CRAP on an OBS because the body lines aren't even close to matching, but to each his own.

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im in the market for a new gate too, i want to do something to spice up the body a bit. i'm fairly good with body work, i was thinking about skining a 08 gate onto an obs one, and sectioning it so that the body lines look right.
i would like to incorporate the step, but i dont thing that would happen.

probably step up to the same era rear bumper too. color matched.



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that would be neat, and some of them even have a camera in them, so you could incorporate that as well

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I'm definately thinkin about it. I'm probably gonna go to the junkyard and try and find one then get a quote on body work. Keep the ideas comin guys!

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I need a new gate too, I think I am going to try to hinge it on the sides, and make a latching system in the middle. So it will open like the rear doors of an excursion. Not sure why, but I haven always wanted to try it. I'm not going to start it until this winter. I'm sure someone on here will call me a dumbass, but that's okay. I just like to mess with stuff, just to see if I can do it. HAHA

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I need a new gate too, I think I am going to try to hinge it on the sides, and make a latching system in the middle. So it will open like the rear doors of an excursion. Not sure why, but I haven always wanted to try it. I'm not going to start it until this winter. I'm sure someone on here will call me a dumbass, but that's okay. I just like to mess with stuff, just to see if I can do it. HAHA
Thats an interesting idea. Id definately like to see pics of that when it's done. I still need to go find a superduty gate at the junkyard. Should be interesting to see what they got.

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Just got a new tailgate. Ordere it from Pershing Auto Body online. I ordered it complete with all hardware and had it painted by them to match my truck. I like that it is de-badged and clean looking. That said, it took about 7 weeks for them to ship it and I had to take apart the locking mechanism and they installed it wrong. It was about $500 shipped. I tried to find junkyard ones and couldn't find any in decent shape.
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Would a mid 80s tail gate with FORD across the center fit?

Say a 1985? Without the aluminum panel.
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Yes, I'm pretty sure 80-96 would be same size and just about exact same shape

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