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Old 09-21-2018, 09:27 PM
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Looking for Tailgate Hinge Bracket Part #

Hey guys,

I'm installing a used Smittybilt Pivot Tire Carrier on my 2012 JKU. I over torqued one of the 6 torx bolts that attaches the hinges to the body. To add insult to injury, I then snapped off an extractor bit inside of the same hole.

Thankfully it looks like the bracket on the inside of the body is replaceable as it isn't welded to it, but I can't seem to find this bracket in any of the diagrams.

Anyone know what part number this might be? The first picture is it from the outside, the second was taken behind the taillight facing towards the rear

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Alternatively, think that 5 torx bits are strong enough to hold the Carrier and a 33" tire vs trying to replace it?

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If you can get it out use a helicoil.

It would probably be ok with 5, but I wouldn't trust it and it would aggravate the heck out of me... it would aggravate me more than trust, admittedly.
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If you can get it out use a helicoil.

It would probably be ok with 5, but I wouldn't trust it and it would aggravate the heck out of me... it would aggravate me more than trust, admittedly.
Thanks I appreciate it. I ended up getting it out with a pair of vise grips from behind the tail light. To my amazment I was about to thread another bolt right on.
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