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Topic Review (Newest First)
07-26-2010 05:58 PM
Coyote_94YJ Totally sick. I'm doing it this weekend. My first mod on the TJ.
07-26-2010 05:29 PM
schnutzy now thats cool.
07-26-2010 05:25 PM
Originally Posted by ENIX89YJ View Post YJ, TJ & JK Fold Down Tailgate Conversion Kits

but i don't wanna pay 160$ for something that i can make?....
$30 TJ Fold Down Tailgate (and stuck torx bolt removal) -
06-08-2010 11:53 AM
ENIX89YJ thanks and there aren't any around in junkyards here.. unless i go to the jeep junkyard and pay twice the price of a new one...
06-08-2010 10:37 AM
Geoff@Bestop I'm pretty sure that a "newer" CJ5 tailgate will be same size (after 76).

But remember that if you swap to a fold down tailgate, not only will you need to do some fabrication, but you've lost the ability to easily open your tailgate. There was a reason why they changed to side opening gates. Your life will be a lot easier if you get a YJ gate. There have to be a few around in junkyards.
06-08-2010 02:07 AM
ENIX89YJ so will a cj5 tailgate work???? the other one was already gone...
06-06-2010 10:47 PM
ENIX89YJ yeaa i seen them... they even look better
06-06-2010 01:11 PM
CaptLee i heard or read some where a CJ7 tailgate will work and that all you need to order or find is the hinges and the locking plates for the hooks. heck it might of been in 4wd or quad catalog. i read so many of them. I am thinking about it when I repaint mine in the near future. The gate in the catalog is around 156.00
06-04-2010 05:55 AM
rogertc1 I got a replacement YJ gate for mine at a junk yard for $50 after I backed into a fence. I Even cracked the old gate. Repinted it and hung it. Had very little rust at the bottom. Left the tire off.
06-04-2010 02:22 AM
ENIX89YJ yeaa... i had a hill side do that before in my car i had... roads were wet+bald tires... don't mix.... at all
06-04-2010 01:14 AM
CMEvans79 I would contact the person you are supposed to get it from so that you can get a hold of it ... and install it ... I HATE it when inanimate, permanent objects jump out in front of or behind me!
06-04-2010 01:08 AM
ENIX89YJ will do i have to get ahold of the guy to arrange to pick it up... the reason i am needing a new one is because a telephone pole jumped in my blind spot and i was backing up and boom.... it hit the spare tire and dented the tailgate in.... i was sooo aggravated at that stupid pole... couldn't it see i was backing up??.. lol.. welp live and learn
06-04-2010 01:05 AM
CMEvans79 Then make it! It will be the way you want it! Go for it! ... TAKE PIC'S ALONG THE WAY!!
06-04-2010 01:00 AM
ENIX89YJ YJ, TJ & JK Fold Down Tailgate Conversion Kits

but i don't wanna pay 160$ for something that i can make?....
06-03-2010 10:48 PM
89PBR96 Ya do it
06-03-2010 10:43 PM
ENIX89YJ so go for it??
06-03-2010 07:09 AM
CMEvans79 They look cool on TJ's too... The CJ tailgate is the best looking tailgate made for these jeeps.
06-03-2010 07:07 AM
89PBR96 Yes they do make a kit I have seen them they look cool on the yj's
06-03-2010 06:47 AM
Originally Posted by andrew2456 View Post
if you could make that work it would be cool as he**. If you do patent them and I will be the first to buy a lay flat tailgate off you!
they have these kits out there ... somewhere ... just cant find the link for you right now.
06-03-2010 06:44 AM
andrew2456 if you could make that work it would be cool as he**. If you do patent them and I will be the first to buy a lay flat tailgate off you!
06-03-2010 02:04 AM
schnutzy it woulf require a bit of modification. the cj tailgate and the yj tailgate are very different in the way they open.
the cj tailgate opens down like the tailgate on a pick up, where the yj opens out.
06-03-2010 12:19 AM
cj tailgate = yj tailgate????

i found a tail gate for my jeep but would the cj tailgate work on it??

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