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Lookin good man.
thanks.. here's a picture of the bumper thats going on it. its off my S10 (pics in this thread) but the mounts are too wide for the ranger so i have to cut those off and weld some new ones about 2 inches narrower.. made of a 4"x4" square steel tube.. i'll be able to back into trees without busting a taillight everytime!! YAY!!!
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so got the tailgate mounted today and the cables are holding the weight.. i got some pictures so i will post them later when im on my laptop.

so here's the pics.. i also laid some chunks of expanded metal on it to see what it will look like. there's a couple more spots i wanna weld up and finish grinding some welds, then primer and paint.

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so i had a thin coat of primer on the tailgate when it was on the truck and i figured that it shouldnt rust too bad... well i went out the other day to check on it and it was showing lots of surface rust... oh **** so i pulled it off and brought it into the shop and ground the rust off.. just gotta finish getting the rust off then im priming it and painting it before it goes back the truck.. my rear bumper has to come off also im going to add a horizontal plate at the bottom of the other mount brackets so i can bolt it from the bottom too.

also got the other "lip" on the edge ground down smooth yesterday..add a couple more welds and paint it..
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sorry guys been busy lately with working and stuff.. havent done much with the tailgate as i just got the truck back on the road last friday and im running without a tailgate right now which is a PITA. so i gotta makes some latches and then i'll toss it on the truck the way it is right now..
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yea yea you i havent talked to you about 3 weeks. i take it the new job is keeping you busy
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sorry guys been busy lately with working and stuff.. havent done much with the tailgate as i just got the truck back on the road last friday and im running without a tailgate right now which is a PITA. so i gotta makes some latches and then i'll toss it on the truck the way it is right now..
This build has taken quite awhile. lol. I look forward to seeing it finished......SOON?!?!
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haha ya sorry.. the job is kinda keeping me busy, did yard work and stuff all last weekend, just got the ranger back on the road this past friday so im still working out the bugs on that..

ya i know this build has taken me a while. i'll get it mounted and hopefully painted on the truck this weekend and fix my rear bumper if i have time. gotta work on the JD mower build time is running out.. haha.. had an unexpected money spent on monday(check out my post in the "what are you doing right now" thread) so dont have much money left until pay day.
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so im finally getting some expanded metal tomorrow to finish this tailgate, i have a new truck bed now so it should look good.
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lol this is taking alot of time should look good though
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yeah... but when you work 21 days in a row out of a month its hard to get anything done...
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I hear ya man im working full time and taking a full class load the ranger is always in the back of my mind but still there lol
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so what are you doing now been a while since i talked to you
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I hear ya man im working full time and taking a full class load the ranger is always in the back of my mind but still there lol
ya its not easy lol

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so what are you doing now been a while since i talked to you
ah working..... LOTS!!!! haha.. sorry i've been meaning to IM you a couple times but just havent had the time... you can only do so much in 10 days haha lol.. i did buy a new truck bed (from a 98 with tails) also did new wheel bearings, new brake pads,axle shaft u-joints, got my rear bumper welded on solid now too..

this shift its a new extended cab window (blew it out while wheeling), managed to grab some nice stainless step bars so im going tomorrow and grabbing some material for that, plus im finally getting some ****ing expanded metal for my friggin tailgate i've been working on.

uhh.. my auntie and my cousin moved in with us. i will definitely grab a couple of pictures of the truck.
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well got some expanded metal finally to continue on my tailgate and i might play with it a little bit tomorrow so i will grab some updated pics of the truck tomorrow too.
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I have the exact same truck nice to see people showing these trucks some love !

My ranger has been wrecked and has a blown motor but that will be fixed soon and I am thinking bout building a tail gate like yours if you dont mind posting a parts list for the tail gate and mabir how much it cost with the final pics

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I have the exact same truck nice to see people showing these trucks some love !

My ranger has been wrecked and has a blown motor but that will be fixed soon and I am thinking bout building a tail gate like yours if you dont mind posting a parts list for the tail gate and mabir how much it cost with the final pics

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umm it was pretty cheap. we had the angle iron laying around the yard and the expanded metal was cheap also.

the tailgate is not done yet i still have to toss the metal on it. i used 2"x2" angle iron and cut them at a 45 deg angle and welded them together. then i took 1" wide strips of metal and welded them to the ends of the tailgate to "hide" the latches. i have an idea for a latches that i want to try.
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UPDATE:

fubar'd this truck so im going to modify it to fit my s10.
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Did you get it done at least I wanna see what ya got
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nope not done yet.havent had the time most of the year to work on it. i have to re-measure the diameter of the s10 tailgate and might have to cut it to fit but i got some mesh for it thats big enough so i can cut that down to size.. its snowing a helluva lot harder today then it was yesterday so gonna have to whip out the snowblower soon, but i'll try to get some pics of it for ya.
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Really cool tail gate dude. Your making me want to build one of my own
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ya the tailgate build has been put on hold for a while.. i crashed the truck that the gate was going onto, but i kept the gate and it will be modified to fit my s10.
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very nice to see people making custom parts always making me want to copy
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