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Old 09-02-2011, 12:40 PM
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Fixed: Black Strip on Tailgate

The PO of my truck had backed into a pole and bent the bumper in slightly as well as broke that black plastic strip on the tailgate that runs the whole width and says "F O R D". Two years later I finally got around to replacing that. Since I was unwilling to buy the whole silver and black piece from LMC for several hundred, I got a piece of black diamond plate, cut it to size, and put it on the tailgate in place of the factory plastic. I also transfered the FORD letters over in the exact same place. I did the diamond plate because it matches my rails and whatnot. Pretty easy to do for anyone else who has broken theirs.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:02 PM
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Looks good, can't tell its black diamond plate by the pik tho, your silver piece is still bent tho lol.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:05 PM
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Looks good, can't tell its black diamond plate by the pik tho, your silver piece is still bent tho lol.
Lol yeah it's so bright out right now I can't get a good pic showing the diamond plate. I wish I had a before picture to add because that plastic was always just flapping in the wind. And yeah the silver is still wrinkled a bit...its hell trying to get that aluminum to lay 100% flat with no wrinkles or shadows.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:09 PM
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I found a whole tail gate and whole thing is perfect, don't know why i didnt grab it from the jy yesterday, even the aluminum and black stripe.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:20 PM
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looks great!

kudos on the cheap fix!
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