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Old 02-26-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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tailgate

anyone know if a tj tailgate will fit on a yj?? Mine is bent 5 ways to Sunday...

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Old 02-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Any one,,,,buler

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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Im interested to see if this will work. Bump
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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I've been looking into this all night, but I can't find a definitive answer so I don't want to say yes or no at this point. My thinking is that there must be come difference or they wouldn't sell them as different years of compatibility, but that doesn't mean that it's not something you can get around. I've read that the hinge holes were 1/2 inch off and another person said that it was just the latch position. I'll keep looking and when I can actually give you an honest answer, I'll let ya know what I find, unless of course someone has actually accomplished this feat and chimes in with details.

Ricola have you checked your local area Craigslist for someone parting out a YJ at all? I've found it to be a pretty good resource for used parts.

Hope to be able to give ya info. I'll be sure to let ya know ASAP.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:47 PM   #5
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Thank you,, I looked and one guy had one cheep but won't reply.. I just spent the afternoon welding all the holes but I so want a new one..ill wait to see what people comes up with...thanks again.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:12 PM   #6
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No problem!!! Can I ask where you are from (only city and state)? It might help me in my searching to find you what you need. Oh, and how much are you wanting to spend (what's cheap)?
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:16 PM   #7
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I want a cj gate and make it drop like on the cj. I got a spare yj gate for mine too. Bent.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:36 PM   #8
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Shorewood ill.. he had it for $50 id go $100 for a good used one.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:57 PM   #9
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Try www.car-part.com. It is a site for all the junk yards. You can find your tailgate near you.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:09 PM   #10
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A hand in me club put a fold down tailgate on his tj and I am fairly sure he useda cj gate

I am wanting to do the same to me cmybj when I go up in tyre size spare (34" ltb) is on factory tailgate mounted carrier.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:18 AM   #11
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Ricola....I'm sorry bud, I can't find an answer that will say/prove that it will work correctly or what modification it would take to make it work correctly for that matter. I think JEEP C4PMPER's suggestion may be your best lead, if you don't want to E-bay it.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:30 AM   #12
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Ok,thanks and ill keep looking. I welded the holes up and filled them for now,,
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:59 AM   #13
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I just remberd I have a Cj7 tailgate out behind my shop! thanks for the reminder! Im going to throw that and a CJ grille in my YJ.. Someday
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:20 AM   #14
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I just remberd I have a Cj7 tailgate out behind my shop! thanks for the reminder! Im going to throw that and a CJ grille in my YJ.. Someday
I'm trying to figure our how this is helping in ANY WAY.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:51 AM   #15
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Oh i thought you were wondering if a CJ tailgate fit.. MY bad. I am going to my shop now to see if a CJ gate will fit in a YJ.. Sorry

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