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Removing that bigass ford emblem off my tailgate

Not that I'm not proud to have a Ford truck or anything, but damn the emblems on the 06-07 rangers in the center of the tailgate are huge. They are the same size as the F-150 emblems but our tailgate is half the height of those. I wish ford would have compensated for that. I saw an 06 like mine but in black at school and he removed the emblem but their were two or three pretty visible holes. How could I fill those out so it would look normal in the center like the 05's and down??
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new tailgate?
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buy an 05 tailgate? or you can shave the emblem, which i believe involves bondo, and sanding and repainting... - a big job. you might be better off to buy a 04 or 05 tail gate instaed.

if i get a new truck, the first thing to go on the auction block is the grill and then the tail gate.
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Not that I'm not proud to have a Ford truck or anything, but damn the emblems on the 06-07 rangers in the center of the tailgate are huge. They are the same size as the F-150 emblems but our tailgate is half the height of those. I wish ford would have compensated for that. I saw an 06 like mine but in black at school and he removed the emblem but their were two or three pretty visible holes. How could I fill those out so it would look normal in the center like the 05's and down??
I agree 100% with you on this. Why did ford waste the money for this large emblem???? Maybe the emblem is on by an adhesive since it is not countersunk like the fork F-150. Let me know if you remove yours. I may remove mine I have a 06 sport.
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find someone with a older truck in the same color and ask to trade
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find someone with a older truck in the same color and ask to trade
y ask when you can steal it? takes 20seconds to pop off a tailgate. did it one time to a chevy 1500 buddy needed a new one.
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y ask when you can steal it? takes 20seconds to pop off a tailgate. did it one time to a chevy 1500 buddy needed a new one.
Thats not cool at all. I hate ****** like you.
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Seriously thats about as cool as cancer.
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how bout the ranger emblem does it have holes behind it as well
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....i want a bigass ford emblem....stupid ol tailgate....
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Yes ther are holes behind the ranger emblem as well as the tailgate emblem.

I too wanted to take alll the emblems off but cannot without some body work.

I heard that the Mazda tailgates have no holes in them and you can take the Mazda emblem off and have a compleatly smoth (with NO holes) tailgate.
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y ask when you can steal it? takes 20seconds to pop off a tailgate. did it one time to a chevy 1500 buddy needed a new one.
we don't need ****** like you at R-F. get lost, a**hole.
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When my ranger finally gets here the first thing I plan to do is remove the tail gate, to cut down on wind resistance. I will keep some kind of net in the truck to cover the opening.

No, I wasnt able to watch my truck being built.

Nich, you need to get your mind right. Or someone else will.
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When my ranger finally gets here the first thing I plan to do is remove the tail gate, to cut down on wind resistance. I will keep some kind of net in the truck to cover the opening.
keep it.
if u saw the mythbusters thingy
keeping the tailgate on forms an air bubble in ur bed
causing air to go over smoothly.
putting it down or taking it off, kills the bubble n makes for more resistance.
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Also taking it off lets the bedsides fold in over time and you won't be getting it back on.
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nicholoff.. get the **** outa here!


as for the emblem, just find someone and ask if you can trade.. eventually you will find someone who will.
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Also taking it off lets the bedsides fold in over time and you won't be getting it back on.
Is this true? I've never heard of this.

And I've thought about jacking someones else's tailgate, but that's where it ended. Never do you mess with someone else's car/truck. I wouldn't want someone to do that to me, so why would I do that to someone else.
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y ask when you can steal it? takes 20seconds to pop off a tailgate. did it one time to a chevy 1500 buddy needed a new one.
Screw you buddy some folks work hard for what they have and its a$$holes like you that steal from people..het your a$$ off here and hope you die you sick excuse of a person
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yea its true, except i think they bow out?

thats why you should get a net to keep them together?
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Is this true? I've never heard of this.

And I've thought about jacking someones else's tailgate, but that's where it ended. Never do you mess with someone else's car/truck. I wouldn't want someone to do that to me, so why would I do that to someone else.
the tail gate is structural to the best sides its support. if you remove it the bed sides can "wobble" loose in time and the seams crack and becomes horrible.. thus why dune trucks when they remove the tailgate they install 45deg braces on the bed sides..
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They might go in or out, I don't remember which. All I remember is they provide support like Stone said.
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Interesting, never heard of that until now, that's why I love this site, I'm learning all sorts of neat trivia about trucks, and all sorts of things. Thanks
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I agree 100% with you on this. Why did ford waste the money for this large emblem???? Maybe the emblem is on by an adhesive since it is not countersunk like the fork F-150. Let me know if you remove yours. I may remove mine I have a 06 sport.
They prbly did it to save money so instead of having 2 assembly lines for emblems they have 1 and can mass produce just 1 type.
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Because we were talking about removing the tailgate for cutting down on wind resistance I have a question. The whole reason you would cut down on wind resistance is to get better gas mileage right?

Isnt the best thing to cut down on a wind resistance and increase mpg getting a soft tannauo cover? (sorry to break into this thread just wondering)
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a cover is best.

but leaving the tailgate on is better than no tailgate..
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