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Old 10-03-2011
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Will a 89 tailgate fit on 99 ranger?

I've looked all over and can not find anything on the subject. I like the look of the 89 tailgate with the indent and ford pressed into it but I have a 99 ranger and wanted to know if they would bolt right on or would there be some modding needed?
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no it wont fit. you need to cut the piece out of the 89 gate and weld it into the 99 tailgate and obviously more body work after
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Alright thank you!
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Old 10-04-2011
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Originally Posted by rangerous View Post
ok so heres a little update for anone that chexcks in on this. i dont get to work on my truck anymore cause i live at a place that doesnt have any garage or shelter... so my truck has been at my dads house for a couple months and is still there. HOWEVER.... i went to sams and got a portable garage for a couple bucks. so i am going to be bringing my truck over to my new apartment and work on it but in the mean time the last two days i had to do some work on it cause i got an itch...

i took a tailgate off a 89 ranger and cut the center out where it says ford and put it in my 2000 tailgate. wasnt too hard. heres a couple progress pictures...not sure if i like it 100 percent yet but it still needs bodywork to make it 100% done.

this is my new portable garage.

stock tailgate before i cut it up

this is the peice i cut out to 89 tailgate

2000 tailgate cut and ready

mock fit up on my other ranger to see what it looks like

another fit up shot

another fit up shot

and finally the truck in the garage at my dads as it sits right now

i have acouple pics of it dont but i am not sure if i like it yet and i dont want to give it away tooooo much yet! hahahah. i think once it gets painted i might like it more but once i put the primer on it i wasnt sure if i liked it anymore...but i liked it when it was red and flat black.. anyway the truck should be getting mroe work done soon so ill still keep yall updated
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Old 10-05-2011
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That looks awesome!!
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