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Old 04-22-2020, 07:31 PM
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Exclamation Tailgate differences

I thought I had a nice tailgate for my 79 Cherokee that came off a 86 Wagoner
only I had no Idea the tailgate has 4 bolt connection on each hinge but, The hinges on my 79 hinges only have 3 bolts per hinge...duh why didn't I see that before bead blasting it?????
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Old 04-22-2020, 07:52 PM
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LOL you are in good shape. The hinges that I sent you have the four bolt hinge
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Old 04-22-2020, 08:59 PM
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Jerry I took this thing apart 10 years ago and I slept since then and had a birthday or two. Seems I can't remember If I took apart a Ford or a Jeep.
None of the parts look familiar anymore.
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Old 04-22-2020, 09:04 PM
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While I'm thinking about it how do the rods go in.
Hey Jerry you got time to come put my jeep back together ????LOL
I'l furnish the beer... no I'm not cheep just poor LOL
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Old 04-22-2020, 09:17 PM
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If I didn't need to watch and take care of my wife all the time, I do believe we could have a good time working on it. LOL
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Old 04-23-2020, 09:43 AM
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My build thread has how the tailgate goes in. You will need help. You will need to be inside to feed the rods in the pockets while two people hold the ends with it in the upright position. When the rods are in you can insert hinge bolts in the gate and finish up. The thread is "Another 70 wagoneer build" Sorry don't know what page. I am to busy to go look. Probably about 3/4 of the way through.
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Old 04-23-2020, 09:49 AM
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Easier with a second pair of hands for sure, but if you have an engine hoist or can hang it from rafters above? It can be done pretty easily solo.
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I just did mine without help. Mounted the hinges in the gate and slid them in. I think I supported it on something but it wasn't a fight so it didn't leave an impression on me. I think it was a wheeled table.

Then I put the springs in the slots one the gate, paying attention to which one goes on top, closed it so they weren't under any twist and installed the clamps on the other end of the springs.

I had sketched the spring configuration before removing them.
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I just did mine without help. Mounted the hinges in the gate and slid them in. I think I supported it on something but it wasn't a fight so it didn't leave an impression on me. I think it was a wheeled table.

Then I put the springs in the slots one the gate, paying attention to which one goes on top, closed it so they weren't under any twist and installed the clamps on the other end of the springs.

I had sketched the spring configuration before removing them.

I know it came apart fairly easy...your solution sounds possible to me.

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