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Old 11-08-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Tail gate fix

Here's the boneheaded story

Few months ago, as we unloaded my YJ, my gf closed the tailgate...well not completely. I crossed the street from my house and headed up a steep hill and it swung open. Damage wasn't too bad. I could close it but had to force it a little by lifting.

Fast forward to a couple weeks ago and I re-enacted the situation. This time I was driving out of my driveway and the damage is worse.

Now I lift the spare and then have to push pretty hard to get it shut. I locked it and haven't bothered opening it since.

Now I want to get it fixed, but I don't know where to go. I was hoping somebody on here could point me in a good direction for help (or make some money and help me out)

It seems like it should be a pretty easy fix for somebody with the right tools and/or skill set that I don't have.


tl;dr My tailgate needs realignment, where can I go for help?

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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Any bodyshop will give you a free estimate. I could look at it and help you out if your close. I don't know what part of OREGON you live in but I'm in Albany

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:27 PM   #3
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I'm in portland. I'm hoping someone can recommend a good body shop. If I head south, I'll keep you in mind.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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When my wife backed our Commander into a tree, these guys did an awesome job fixing it up.

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:27 AM   #5
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My neighbors at work seem to know what they're doing.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:30 PM   #6
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When my wife backed our Commander into a tree, these guys did an awesome job fixing it up.

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Which Mackin's did you go to?
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:31 PM   #7
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You might also look into this drop down conversion kit:
YJ- TJ Drop Down Tailgate Conversion Kit

Swag is in Oregon City.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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The drop down tail gate is sweet. I do prefer that style...really wish I had the money to spend on that and swing out tire carrier.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #9
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Mackin's Capitol Auto Body
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9741 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:14 AM   #10
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I agree in the drop down tailgate for a fix and loose the spare tire. I installed the kit and took off the spare. In worst case, I throw it in the back with my rear seat folded up.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:13 AM   #11
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I installed a Poison Spyder TrailGate an love it! Bought a smittybilt src bumper and carrier to get the 33" hung.
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