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jeepdude2003 03-30-2012 05:57 PM

Converting to drop tail gate
 
Has anyone converted there swing gate into a drop gate or is there a kit out there for it? I like to sit on my tail gate of my truck alot

somis 03-30-2012 05:58 PM

great idea i dont know why i havent thought of this before, im going to try and attempt this myself.

jeepdude2003 03-30-2012 06:30 PM

I think ill work out the idea next weekend as i have 3 day off ;)

htkrph 03-30-2012 06:32 PM

SWAGG offroad has a kit for like 200 bucks or something check them out!

Dragonii 03-30-2012 06:39 PM

SWAG Off Road Jeep Wrangler 97-06 TJ & LJ Fold Down Tailgate Conversion Kit - YouTube

Phil.Dye 03-30-2012 06:44 PM

Spyder has one too...
TrailGate | Drop-Down Replacement TailGate | Jeep LJ TJ YJ Exterior Upgrades | Poison Spyder Customs

IndyJeepMan 03-30-2012 06:46 PM

Rokmen has a full robust replacement. All aluminum too.

2JeepsThatRun 03-30-2012 06:55 PM

This is when I wish I had a swing out tire carrier

Jerry Bransford 03-30-2012 07:36 PM

I've seen a few Jeeps with a drop-down tailgate, and the old Jeeps all came with one. However, I never liked them because it just makes it a lot harder to get into the back to get tools etc. out. Which is why Jeep went to the side-opening tailgate.

To me, while there is a certain coolness factor to it, the negatives having to lean over a drop-down tailgate all the time would make it a no-go for me personally. :)

IndyJeepMan 03-30-2012 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
I've seen a few Jeeps with a drop-down tailgate, and the old Jeeps all came with one. However, I never liked them because it just makes it a lot harder to get into the back to get tools etc. out. Which is why Jeep went to the side-opening tailgate.

To me, while there is a certain coolness factor to it, the negatives having to lean over a drop-down tailgate all the time would make it a no-go for me personally. :)

Thats why I love the Rokmen unit :thumb:

motorep 03-31-2012 12:25 AM

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I've got the aluminum Swag kit on my TJ. It blends in with my Savvy corner armor and was a pretty easy install. I agree with Jerry that it can be a pain to reach into the Jeep at times. However, I normally run with a safari top so I can reach over the sides when needed. When it gets too hard to get stuff in and out of the Jeep I guess I'll trade it for a golf cart :rofl:

Hums99 08-07-2012 11:52 PM

I know is been awhile since someone had posted but I just did mine.
Had cj hinges leftover from1995 laying in garage and TJ hinges were frozen. Plus I have 3 hunting labs that prefer a tailgate to load onto.
It cost me $15. in materials.

4' of 3/16" coated strand
4 strand supports
1 piece of angle iron 1.5 x 1.5 x 3"

Now for corners, new fabbed tire carrier, and flush mount led tail lights

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alice the cat 08-08-2012 03:05 AM

I love mods like that... very cool. :appl:

tek-tonic 08-08-2012 05:11 AM

I run the swag drop down kit. it is great, one of my favorite mods.

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homebrwd 08-08-2012 06:44 AM

Getting my SWAG kit in a couple weeks, very excited.


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