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Old 04-03-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Locking Tailgate Modification?

Hi guys I'm from the Tj forum. I recently got a deal on some Cj7 Tailgates and am going to pick them up Friday. Lets face it, everyone likes a Cj's tailgate... Drop down style and has Jeep imprinted on it.
Only thing I don't like is that they don't lock from the outside.. and I plan to do a conversion on my tj with a hardtop.
I know some of you have had to fix this.

Please help me out with Ideas to put a locking mechanism on the tailgate
Pictures help if you have them too.

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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Well since most people have the hard tops if you put a slide lock on the inside of it near the top you can just lock the rear window and when you wanna open the gate just unlock that window, reach in and slide the lock open. Bam!

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Well since most people have the hard tops if you put a slide lock on the inside of it near the top you can just lock the rear window and when you wanna open the gate just unlock that window, reach in and slide the lock open. Bam!
Windows on Tj's don't have locks wish they did, that'd be perfect
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Im planning on using a system like the striker on a door knob. If you want some more info shoot me an email and we can bounce ideas back and forth.
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Im planning on using a system like the striker on a door knob. If you want some more info shoot me an email and we can bounce ideas back and forth.
I'll show you what I'm doing since I just got my locks in the mail.
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