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00tj2 04-07-2012 06:57 AM

prep for drop down tailgate.
ok, so i decided to take care of some surface rust and I just ordered the drop down tailgate kit from swag off road. yes, it was a little more than i wanted to spend but its all there for me so... well, if i finally figured out this ridiculously long upload process there will be some pictures too...

tailgate removed

close up of where factory hinges were

some rust starting at this seam, nice work form jeep

00tj2 04-07-2012 06:57 AM

wow, it worked.... i had to post it before i kept going... ok, back to work getting more pics up..

00tj2 04-07-2012 07:07 AM

after some sanding with a wire wheel and some 120grit paper

some more sanding

dad helping remove the taillights...

I am going to use rustolium bedliner all the way up to this body seam. should look like i have trail armor on it for only 7 bucks...

drivers side with taillights completely removed

00tj2 04-07-2012 07:13 AM

time for the primer

and as you can see i removed the hardtop because i'm also going to bedline the tub rail too.

00tj2 04-07-2012 07:15 AM

oh yea, check out this nice hole i found while taking everything out to get ready for the bed liner. looks like i will be taking a trip to the body shop.

thecheezman 04-07-2012 07:21 AM

In for later, will be getting this kit soon.

00tj2 04-07-2012 07:32 AM

I ordered it yesterday, should be here sometime next week... I will post detailed pictures of the install...

Tdog02 04-07-2012 07:41 AM

Looking forward to the next installment. I really like the drop tail gate idea. Do you already have a swing out rear tire carrier?

00tj2 04-07-2012 07:44 AM

No swing out... I'm going to jinx myself but I have only had one flat in 125k miles on this jeep over the last 10 years and that was on the trail... I carry a can or two of fix a flat for now.. I will prob get one eventually but it isn't very hi on my list.

thecheezman 04-26-2012 06:25 PM

Has the tailgate come in yet? Need an update!!

jp2611 04-26-2012 06:46 PM

scribed for future reference

bobjenkins 07-01-2012 11:16 PM


Originally Posted by thecheezman (Post 2306584)
Has the tailgate come in yet? Need an update!!


00tj2 07-02-2012 01:17 AM


Originally Posted by bobjenkins (Post 2535865)

Ok sorry I've been so lazy.... Tailgate kit is in and primed... Haven't put the to
Coat on yet...I know but I've been sidetracked with work and then an injury.... Hopefully next week I will get the last coat on and some pics posted.... Sorry for my laziness guys...

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