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Hot Rods '62 Unibody Smooth Tailgate Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LM14, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    LM14
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    from Iowa

    The gate for my unibody was a rusty/bent mess. Decided to build a smooth gate. Lower bar is DOM with oilite bushings for smooth operation against the hinge pins. The top bar is 3/4" square tubing. All the flat metal is 16 ga. Next step is a hidden latch system. Here's a few pictures.
     

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  2. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    LM14
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    from Iowa

    Built latches and doubled the thickness of the edges and top this week.

    SPark
     

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  3. LM14
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    LM14
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    from Iowa

    Did a little blending on the hinge areas.
     

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  4. Stu D Baker
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  5. rickl
    Joined: Aug 3, 2012
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    Thanks for posting. My old International tailgate has a mix of bolts, brass filler, and fatigue cracks. Grandpa kept it together on a budget.

    Now I have some ideas.
     

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