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Old 11-19-2007, 03:08 PM
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I just picked up my first diesel truck this past Friday. It's a white 95 F350 Crewcab and it's in very good condition. I was able to get the AC working yesterday (flush, compressor, filter/drier, orifice, o-rings, oil, vacuume and charge = 40degf at vent ). And from info found on this site, I'll tackle a minor fuel leak next.

The only thing needed on the truck is the tailgate. I bought the truck from the original owner and he said that a few years ago he had the gate down, got out of the truck to do something and the truck rolled back into a post which bent it. He took the gate off and never replaced it since he used the truck mostly with a gooseneck. I would like an OEM tailgate but I'm open to other options. From what I can tell any 94-97 tailgate from a 350 will work, but will a 150 or a 250 tailgate fit the 350? Does anyone have a recommendation if I can't find a OEM tailgate?

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Old 11-19-2007, 03:27 PM
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EBAY i was gonna pick one up for my old 92 f150, pretty sure theyre all the same, but what ever you do dont get one of those nets those are retaaarded
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Where bouts are ya located???
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i have a 96er myself. the tailgate year range for you and me is 92 - 96. i checked with my local Ford dealer cuz i need a new tailgate myself.
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:43 PM
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I was going to say -- check at a custom flatbed or steel bed dealer or someone who takes off factory beds and installs the flat beds -- I know a place in my small town that has 10-15 complete factory take-off beds sitting in their lot from all differnet years...

I think that woudl be an easy place to find what you may need
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:44 PM
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Thanks for the replies.... I'm located in south Ms near the Al line.
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:48 PM
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Then you should have no problem finding a place like I mentioned -- I bet you'd be able to find all you'd need at one of those places
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:55 PM
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That's a great idea! I'll do some surfing and see if I can find a place like that. I'm just wondering if they would have any that old lying around...
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:58 PM
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I purchaced a "AIR" gate, if i remeber it wasabout 125 and a good deal..... BILL
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:08 PM
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I was thinking maybe an aftermarket tailgate of some sort may have to do. Although I am hoping to go OEM since the body is in such good shape.

I just did some searching for an "air" tailgate and got several hits. It looks like some of the sites have some quality products so that is an option, thanks!
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