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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2009, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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08 tailgate installed

I bought a package deal of 3 2008 ford superduty tailgates....cuz the 08 tailgates have the cool " superduty" imprinted in the sheetmetal.

There was a slight problem...the new tailgates have a spring loaded socket to reduce the lifting force needed to close the tailgate. The socket is inside the mounting cup on the tailgate. So to get this on my truck...i took a sawzall and cut the spring ( it is like a torsion bar) and the socket came out of the mounting cup and then it fit right onto the truck

here is a link to my add in the classifieds if anyone is interested


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2009, 12:12 PM
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Lookin good, you had the yellow one before didn't you?

Just some dude from BC...
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ya..just a old style one
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this color matches a little better than the old one!

a moments silence for the shelbyx,i hope her new owner enjoys as much.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2009, 11:56 PM
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You know you could have retained the torsion assist by simply replacing the driver side hinge, part # 4L3Z83430B39AA. It's a $10 part from the stealership. Just for future reference or for any one else doing this mod. Or take one of the other gates and use the new hinge.
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Can you get me a shipping price to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan? or have any friends that run trucks out this way? I've been lookin for a 08 tailgate for a while but can't find any under 550

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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i'll need your postal code
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