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Tailgate skin

Has anyone installed a tailgate skin? like tis one

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Along with a handle relocator dont think it would be too difficult. would it?
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It just depends on your abilities
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lol thanks. i have abilities.... Ive just never seen how one is installed.. need to know what abilities i need to poses.
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its not hard to relocate the handle just get the kit. its easy
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Do you just weld that on over the existing gate or do you remove that section and tack the new one in? either way I think you would have to be handy with body filler to make a natural transition to that skin. Would you paint it yourself or take it somewhere?
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I can do bodywork i just hate it. thats what im trying to figure out if you weld it or what. I remember HighRollerII shaved his and added LED's.. now that they have such good panel adhesive i can skip the welding.
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its actually quite simple

here are two clips for a door skin replacement, but its almost the same process.

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full skin combo is also your roll pan deff weld on with bodywork check out my photos
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Here's what a full skin looks like, it get's rid of your bumper and tailgate. Note he also shaved his taillights

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And with Stock taillights

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ya....my friend used a skin on his s10....he has a new bed now and went back to having a tailgate...

he had to reweld it in often cuz it would crack n ****....and he even had a frame for it too...just seemed like too much work imo
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tru. nevermind. want to keep my bumper and tailgate. thanks for the pics !!
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Here's what a full skin looks like, it get's rid of your bumper and tailgate. Note he also shaved his taillights





And with Stock taillights
that last pic is sweet see mine down there one day when its not the daily notice i took out the top body line even though though the orange is pretty close to where line is just higher
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where would you relocate the handle to?
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There is no handle it doesn't open anymore
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Those are pretty sweet
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I see s10s around all the time tail skins with seville tail lights and vette tails in them
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I like it, although I can see where it would be a pain.
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wow, i always thought that they just welded the tailgate shut. i never knew they made a skin that was just a sheet of metal and hollow. those s-10s with the caddy lights look sweet. to bad for never had cool taillights like that. i was thinking aboutthis the other day. what tails has a ranger owner swapped in for a different look. i'm talking custom , weld/filler/one off tails.
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Dont do the full skin. Even though those s10's, rangers, toyato's etc look really good they WILL crack out unless they are strictly loaded up easily n never drove. Eventually it will crack out n look like ****. Even the best quality jobs that are done, it still eventually will if its drove on the road alot I can promise you that. They look great, but if its your DD, id spend the time n money on something else. Just my 2 cents.
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