Check with Ford. I baught from one near me that does a LOT of body work so piece mealing it together worked for me. It might not be for everyone. Well if someone cant paint, it wouldnt be worth doing it that way since it comes bare. The plastic is the top of the gate.Seems like the thing to do is buy it right from Ford. I've been wanting to change mine as well, just isn't the same since the trailer came disconnected and dented it up.
What is the plastic that is required? Do the hinges from the 06 work with the new gate? I'm assuming they do.
Thanks for the info Galaxie.
$450 totaly done, painted etc. perfect price!i was lucky and found a white tailgate in a local junkyard, matched my truck perfectly and didnt even have to re-paint. all you need is the gate, and the hinge on the drivers side. there is a write-up on here somewhere. i paid 450 for mine, but it doesnt have the gate step and the back-up camera.