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Old 04-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #31
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I was wondering how's setup with one lock works? Does the right side rattle at all? ... well, unless I missed something
Ive been using just the factory latch on the left side an it is rock solid. I may add some type of gate latch if i get bored but my tire carrier kinda gets in the way. But surprisingly no rattle on the street or wheeling.

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Old 04-09-2012, 12:35 AM   #32
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dose it rattle at all? and can you still put your hardtop on?
my rig's a TJ, but I did basically the same conversion (minor difference except I only put one cable on tho) and I have no rattle or hardtop problems. It has no issues holding my 210lbs and more.

Cable might be same length as a Dodge, but I used a 95-2002 GMC 1500/Silverado cable, got it at AutoZone for about $7. Advance Auto had the same exact brand for $15.

Overall I am glad I did the conversion, but since I have no back seat sometimes the cargo slips all the way forwards and I have to climb in to get it. Sounds nitpicky I know but I imagine the more beat up and less flexible I get the more it will happen.

Other than that I can't think of any negatives.

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Old 04-09-2012, 05:45 AM   #33
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Over the past month I've gathered all the parts required to do the fold-down gate conversion to my YJ. I've got everything to do the job now and was wondering if those of you who've already done it had to drop their gas tank to get to the backside of that panel underneath the gate. It looks like I'm going to have to go that route. Just wondering if any of you had any tricks that I should be aware of to make this mod go smoother. I'm looking at doing the conversion in a couple weeks.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #34
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Over the past month I've gathered all the parts required to do the fold-down gate conversion to my YJ. I've got everything to do the job now and was wondering if those of you who've already done it had to drop their gas tank to get to the backside of that panel underneath the gate. It looks like I'm going to have to go that route. Just wondering if any of you had any tricks that I should be aware of to make this mod go smoother. I'm looking at doing the conversion in a couple weeks.
Yes you dont have to fully drop the tank but you do have to loosen it and completely undo the rear side to slide your backing plates in.
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Yes you dont have to fully drop the tank but you do have to loosen it and completely undo the rear side to slide your backing plates in.
Thanks for the reply. I was figuring on dropping that tank...good to know I only have to loosen it. I'll be sure to post pics when I get going on that project.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #36
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Thanks for the reply. I was figuring on dropping that tank...good to know I only have to loosen it. I'll be sure to post pics when I get going on that project.
No problem.Yea post it up on this thread id love to see the variations.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:43 AM   #37
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That's a great idea! Love it!
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:30 PM   #38
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Almost done...only getting one day a week to work on it but oh well. I figured before painting I would update some things.
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The 2.5" bolts through the tailgate is too long so I am going to switch to 2". For the part of the hinge that goes through the body I ended up using 4" full thread bolts to reach all the way through. For the bolts holding the cables inside the wrangler, I used 2.5" 1/2" grade 8 bolts with around 10 washers to pack it out. On the inside of the 1/2" bolts I used two pieces of 1/8" steel plate on top of each other for strength. Im going to add a slam latch for the top right of the tailgate so it sits flush. All in all this was an easy and fun mod. Thanks H2.
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Any issue with the tailgate itself collapsing...seeing as its hollow?
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Looks good man keep it up!
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:30 AM   #41
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Any issue with the tailgate itself collapsing...seeing as its hollow?
use strong washers. I used an impact that I torqued down too hard on one bolt; it squished in a bit but barely noticeable. Just be careful.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:33 PM   #42
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Was wondering if you have any pictures of your bracket support that is on the tub? And you said you had to drop the tank? does that mean i got to take my bumper off. It was a pain in the butt to get that on.

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