Stock tailgate stop/lanyard - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-05-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 169
Can someone post pics of there stock TJ tailgate on the inside when it it swung open? I'm trying to see what is missing on my 2004 LJ which has been beat up and modified.

Thanks!
Here's what I have
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3132674200.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	147.2 KB
ID:	194511   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1263854822.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	153.0 KB
ID:	194512  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2229247954.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	129.8 KB
ID:	194515  

Vulcan Classic is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
Motorized Toy Collector

WF Supporting Member
 
TJDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eastern WA State
Posts: 2,836
You are missing the 3rd brake light hardware. On the tub and the tailgate. Contacts where they meet make your 3rd brake light work.


TJDave is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJDave
You are missing the 3rd brake light hardware. On the tub and the tailgate. Contacts where they meet make your 3rd brake light work.
Some pics would be helpful thanks!
Vulcan Classic is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
▄▌ee▐▀

WF Supporting Member
 
Hardermods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,298
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJDave View Post
You are missing the 3rd brake light hardware. On the tub and the tailgate. Contacts where they meet make your 3rd brake light work.
Correct.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20130105_155414.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	99.4 KB
ID:	194523  
Hardermods is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
Motorized Toy Collector

WF Supporting Member
 
TJDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eastern WA State
Posts: 2,836
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vulcan Classic View Post
Some pics would be helpful thanks!
I was working on it! Hardermods beat me to it.
TJDave is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2013, 04:43 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 169
Thanks guys. I have a bracket that I took off the tailgate cause it didn't look right, I also am missing the plastic cover trim; so it looks like the contacts on the tub side had two wires which I think we're cut off for an ORO spare license mount I'm doing away with.

Is there any kind of stop on the gate to prevent it from swing all the way open and hitting brake light?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-766669209.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	157.0 KB
ID:	194555  
Vulcan Classic is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #7
▄▌ee▐▀

WF Supporting Member
 
Hardermods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,298
Yep that bracket would be the contacts for the door side. There is no stop to keep it from hitting the light, Im trying to think, mine doesnt hit anything when I open it all the way.

There are a few kits out there that put a strut onto your gate so it wont swing back at you or anything.
Tailgate strut

Heres a review on a tailgate prop
Stu Offroad tailgate prop
Hardermods is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2013, 07:04 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Neil F.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Marlton, NJ
Posts: 5,279
Images: 1
The stop is part of the hinge
__________________
2003 TJ, 33" BFG AT, 2" BL, 2" BDS spring lift, Truck Lite headlights, Homemade sunrider top.
Neil F. is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2013, 07:12 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neil F.
The stop is part of the hinge
My hinges allow the gate to swing all the way around without stop
Vulcan Classic is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2013, 07:28 PM   #10
Sponsoring Vendor

WF Supporting Member
 
Black Magic Brakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vulcan Classic View Post
My hinges allow the gate to swing all the way around without stop
Look inside the hinge while you open it slowly and you should be able to see where the stop tabs have either been modified or have simply failed.

You have the steel hinges which means they can be removed and repaired to function correctly again.
__________________
I am Savvy, I am the brake Wizard.
http://blackmagicbrakes.com
Black Magic Brakes is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2013, 07:39 PM   #11
▄▌ee▐▀

WF Supporting Member
 
Hardermods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,298
I wonder if missing the hinge covers would affect how far the tailgate opens
Hardermods is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2013, 08:44 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Neil F.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Marlton, NJ
Posts: 5,279
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hardermods View Post
I wonder if missing the hinge covers would affect how far the tailgate opens
No because the covers came late in the tj run
__________________
2003 TJ, 33" BFG AT, 2" BL, 2" BDS spring lift, Truck Lite headlights, Homemade sunrider top.
Neil F. is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #13
▄▌ee▐▀

WF Supporting Member
 
Hardermods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,298
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neil F. View Post
No because the covers came late in the tj run
I kinda figured as much, but I sat there staring at his pics trying to figure out what was different about his hinges.
Hardermods is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-06-2013, 09:08 AM   #14
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 169
My tailgate is pretty beat up. The PO had the 33x12.5-15" BFG AT spare mounted on the stock carrier without any bumpstops, when I purchased the Jeep it was missing one of the carrier mounting bolts. I have removed the spare, removed the carrier, straightened the sheet metal out as best I could and loosened all the hinge bolts to readjust everything and square it up. I tightened everything down and the gate closes properly now, I also added spacers on the lug nuts to move the tire away from the bumper so it sits square and made some bump stops to wedge between the gate and tire, definitely better than it was.

Vulcan Classic is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:00 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC