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Shaved My Tailgate...

Got bored and shaved my tailgate this weekend. I'm not done yet still have a little touch up to do, and fix some lines but its nothn much. My tailgate had a few dents in it so while i was doing bodywork i shaved the ford badge and the handle. Picked up a cheap sir michaels tailgate relocator kit a while back for the hell of it. here are some of the progress picks. I'll take some more when its done and pics of it on the truck this week.

here you can kinda see all the dents..

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I have to fix a few uneven spots and the line that is a little too smooth..but heres the result..

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that came out pretty good
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Looks awesome Andy.

And I bet your girlfriend will appreciate the shaving.


Hows your garage coming along? Let's build some new offroady bumpers, eh?
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The buildup hasnt started yet. hoping to do it this fall for winter and get heat in it. But theres a nice slab out there to work on heh. Yeah i need bumpers son

thanks for the comments
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looks great man, i love that look. iv done it to everyone of my trucks.
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so, did you add more welds to smooth it out? or did you just bondo over the holes?
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you're gonna clearcoat and paint that ****, right?
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that's gonna itch like crazy when it starts to grow back
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not too shabby.....but i am also curious like Scott on the welds...
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you're not suppose to weld it strait up.. it will F-up up the tailgate and will put sweet wripples in the metal. I added more tacks yes. but not full wrap welds
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ahhhh....
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Looks great....i wish i had the ***** to do things like that.
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ahhhh....
yeah plus there isnt really "holes" its just a shadow. basically the plate is laying on the tailgate.


didnt take too many bals, my gate was fubar'd anyways so instead of buying a new/used one i had fun with mine.
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you're not suppose to weld it strait up.. it will F-up up the tailgate and will put sweet wripples in the metal. I added more tacks yes. but not full wrap welds

i understand what you are saying. Ive seen people full weld theirs and it warps the metal from the heat. But at the same time, if you leave too much gap, the bondo can crack out easier



Looks good though, id like to see it painted soon, unlike some people (highroller...hehehe)
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didnt take too many bals, my gate was fubar'd anyways so instead of buying a new/used one i had fun with mine.

Who'd you borrow a pair of ***** from?
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Nice work andy.
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very nice!

hey make me a set of rock sliders while your at it!
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very nice!

hey make me a set of rock sliders while your at it!
Haha that's funny cause all 3 of us got screwed out of rock sliders.
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Haha that's funny cause all 3 of us got screwed out of rock sliders.

did you ever get your money back on that?
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Aaron did..

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i understand what you are saying. Ive seen people full weld theirs and it warps the metal from the heat. But at the same time, if you leave too much gap, the bondo can crack out easier



Looks good though, id like to see it painted soon, unlike some people (highroller...hehehe)
yeah i know what ya mean. there were no gaps when i was done, just a few shallow pits i filled with bondo. i know what can happen with holes or too thick of layers. ha

and yeah it will be painted asap. I might actually repaint my whole truck..gota figure it out still
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Haha that's funny cause all 3 of us got screwed out of rock sliders.

that was my point... while you guys are fabricating make me some as well. lol


and yea i have never got any money back :(
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oh hehe i forgot yah, i got my money back.

Which then got promptly wasted on evil jeep project. Which shall be parted out soon hopefully.
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oh hehe i forgot yah, i got my money back.

Which then got promptly wasted on evil jeep project. Which shall be parted out soon hopefully.

i have not talked to him in ages... i am getting disappointed. its almost been a year...

i could have just built my own.
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yah you just need to talk to him. I bugged him for a while it worked.
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yeah i should email him again. id just love to have the sliders....
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