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Old 09-27-2010, 10:22 PM   #1
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Tailgate bent



My tailgate is bent downwards. Like the bottom of the tailgate goes in further than the top when the gate is closed. I'm thinking it bent over time due to the spare tire weight? How can I fix this? New hinges probably?

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Old 09-27-2010, 10:48 PM   #2
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You can probably straighten the hinges. Don't be afraid to grab the gate and yank on it. You will notice it does bend a little. I had a few buddies and some beers, and we bent the gate on my '93 plow jeep back into place.

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Old 09-28-2010, 02:30 PM   #3
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Okay cool. I'll definitely try that lol. I'll go try it now.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:07 PM   #4
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Same thing happened to mine. Make sure the hinges aren't bent, and if they are it's really hard to get them right. I just ordered a new set off ebay for 10 bucks.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:40 PM   #5
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Same thing happened to mine. Make sure the hinges aren't bent, and if they are it's really hard to get them right. I just ordered a new set off ebay for 10 bucks.
Yeah I think mine are bent. Theres small paint cracks in them where it looks like they would flex.
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