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Old 09-29-2019, 07:33 PM
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Okay, all four doors have the last coat of primer on them and just need to be blocked with 600 right before paint. Over the weekend I hung two pieces of pipe to hang the doors for painting.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:34 PM
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 09-29-2019, 07:37 PM
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They come right out, but the Wagoneer fits without taking them down.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 09-29-2019, 07:54 PM
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I pulled out the tailgate I will probably use on the Wagoneer. I bought one out of California, but it got crushed during shipping. Was not a complete loss, did get some good parts out of it, but really needed the gate. Anyway, I found a good newer gate in new Orleans, but it is from a late model and the latch is in the wrong place. Here is a pic of a newer tailgate with the early latch catch installed. It worked but really looks bad.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box

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Old 09-29-2019, 08:03 PM
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So what I plan on doing is drilling out the holes and welding in a new piece of metal, then re-drilling the holes in the right place. I built a jig years ago to relocate the holes.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 09-29-2019, 08:04 PM
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This is it bolted in place.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:09 PM
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I marked the gate with a marker just to show the slight difference in the two. Close ain't good enough.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:15 PM
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Anyway, this gate is in good shape with Just a little rust and a few dents.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:17 PM
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:58 PM
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I finished laying out and drilling the holes for the latch on the tailgate. I know it doesn't look like much, But I would rather take an @ss whipping than do that again! New location Marked.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box

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Old 10-02-2019, 06:59 PM
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Drilled
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:01 PM
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Holes countersunk.

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Old 10-02-2019, 07:03 PM
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Made a metal plug for one of the old holes.
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:05 PM
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The first side.
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:10 PM
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I'ts not perfect but I think it came out pretty good. If you have a good tailgate, thank your lucky stars, because they are hard to find.
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:44 PM
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as jerry reed would say " Son !!! "


That was a fine job at making it work.

enjoyed the photos and write up.

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Old 10-03-2019, 08:26 PM
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This tailgate had the wide wood trim, but was all removed when I bought it. The bottom two corners have rust and I cut it out today. Made some cardboard templates and then cut out some patches from metal. It does not look bad, but when pushed on with a screw driver, it flakes, so it must be cut out.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 10-03-2019, 08:39 PM
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The first time I ever started cutting out rust, it scared me. Now It's not a big deal. Just cut it out and put a new piece in. And I don't say that in a look how good I am kind of way. I say it because at the start of this build, I had never welded anything. I say it to maybe give someone the confidence to try some repairs on a project they may be putting off.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 10-03-2019, 08:45 PM
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I would also like to say these repairs will need a little body filler. Here is the left side before filler.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 10-03-2019, 08:53 PM
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The right side was a little bigger. Also, I like the patch to NOT fit tight. So you can get some penetration, remember you need to grind it flat.
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