Originally Posted by JEL
Yep T-55 if I remember correctly, I did this recently myself. You will probably need to heat the bolts on the hinges, they are held on with red loctite. You only need to worry about swapping the driver's side hinge between trucks.
I finally got it done, and man you were not joking about the loctite. It was way harder on the '08 truck, seems the one on my '00 was already taken out once, I just had some minor rust to deal with. I broke my torx 50 several times using a 1/2 ratchet working those bolts out.
Looks great, however it seems to close hard against the rubber stops. I'm not sure I could adjust that out of it or not. It works fine otherwise. I need to look into replacing the black plastic across the top of the tailgate, it's loose on one side. Not sure how that piece goes on and off.
I was going to do the taillights but they are not a direct swap, you have to use the socket from the '08 in the '08 taillight for the reverse lights. I didn't want to cut any wires so I didn't do those or the mirrors.