Author Topic: Why is the tailgate handle always cockeyed?  (Read 8375 times)

Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: Why is the tailgate handle always cockeyed?
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2020, 09:08:14 PM »
Andi punkd, you are amazing! Good job man, well done!
I agree, it probably stems from 3 tie down points, but hey, when you add up the cost of a fourth bolt times X, well there goes any profit...

Glad those days are behind us... or are they... ;)
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Re: Why is the tailgate handle always cockeyed?
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2020, 10:27:39 PM »
you can see the stress cracks in the frame, prob wont take much to be bent out of wack again
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Re: Why is the tailgate handle always cockeyed?
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2020, 03:47:55 AM »

Glad those days are behind us... or are they... ;)

...haha, for sure its not gotten any better. ;-)



yib, I've noticed the stress cracks. I've had it TIG'd together again after taking the pictures, lets see how this is going to work out.
But yes, you can see the handle stretch/bend when operating. Anyways, since its not a work truck anymore, I think the handle is not going to be operated that much for the rest of its life...