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Old 03-31-2011, 01:24 AM   #1
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CJ Tailgate on YJ?

Anyone wanna point me in right direction. People say this is a doable mod. How do you get it al lmounted I would love the truck like tailgate instead of the swinging one.

Also how would the tire spare mount up.

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Spare tire question is easy, you'd have to get a bumper mount spare and it would still swing away the same way... I hope you ge the rest of the answer cause I really like this idea too... You could probably use your current tailgate and just fab up or get hinges from a cj

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:53 AM   #3
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the door striker should line in the same spot. only thing you would need is a mounting point on your wheel wells for the cable to hold the tailgate when its lowered and of course the Cj tailgate. You will also need to get a swingaway tire carrier that will make use of your existing yj tailgate hinges. i'll take some pics of the spare tire carrier and all that if you'd like. haven't swapped tailgates yet but once i finish my axle swap and flush mount my tail lights i'll be working on the tailgate.
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there is a company that sells conversion kits. keep looking......it's out there.
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All I have to say is if youcan easily put Lamborghini doors on a Honda you have to be able to put a cj tailgate on a yj with extremely minimal issues lol
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TJ Drop Down Tail Gate Conversion Kit - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board

There you go. You can either steal the idea and fab it up, or drop some coin bolt it on. Good luck.
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Nice!
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:27 PM   #8
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i don;t like that latch system, it looks crappy. i wonder if a person bought another ltch and mounted it upside down, if they could just mount the stock hinges on the bottom and then put the other latch on the passenger side? i know the hinges fit on the bottom because my buddy and i measured them, the latch is the only questionable part
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i don;t like that latch system, it looks crappy. i wonder if a person bought another ltch and mounted it upside down, if they could just mount the stock hinges on the bottom and then put the other latch on the passenger side? i know the hinges fit on the bottom because my buddy and i measured them, the latch is the only questionable part

Same thing I did measured up and said... why wouldn't they.. hm

I'll go turn on the welder we'll never know!
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just an update, since this is what google brings up.

i am almost done putting my cj tailgate on. i bought a used tailgate and am using some different hinges but they bolted right on. i bought a 36" long by 3.5" (should be 36" x 4" to fit perfectly) piece of metal and am mounting it. have to drill through the panel under the tailgate and mount the tailgate through the steel plate there. then get your cables and put them on however (i am still not to this point yet). came out sweet looking though

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