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New mod (no one has this!)

Well I finally got off my butt and did it. I have pictures but not with me, Ill post them tonight.

I put a switch in my bed, to tell when my tail gate is down which lights a light in my cab. works good. took all of 2hrs. and im quite happy with it.

Like I said, ill have pictures this evening.
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You must have a tonno cover? Pretty slick idea.
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nice.....i have been thinking about this...
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Yeah, that is a good idea... I wouldn't go to all the trouble myself, but it is definitely a cool and unique idea...
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Sweet man!
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sounds cool
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you don't know if your tailgate is up or down.... neither do i.
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at first I was like you need a light to tell you that? Then I recalled the numerous times I've left my tailgate down and almost lost all my fishin rods... not a bad idea at all
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This is a good idea esp. if you have a tonneau cover.
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i think bob jusnes did this ha... regardless this is a good idea, ive gotten out of my truck at red lights to check before because i didnt remember closing it
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Sweet idea. What kind of switch did you use?
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well we have a 1977 e350 in our yard, so i took the door switch out of it, the lil switch that turns on the cabin lights when the door is open. I then used a 2x2in galvanized bracket, and made a little 'case' out of it. then attached it with self tapping sheet metal screws, a washer and a lock washer, however i stripped a hole so now i gotta put in a regular bolt. it works well so far, and from my limited test as of right now, it appears as tho this will work. however, in the future i may need to further fine tune this for better results, since right now its taking up bed room....
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maybe a mercury switch inside the tail gate, where the handle mechanism is?

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i think bob jusnes did this ha... regardless this is a good idea, ive gotten out of my truck at red lights to check before because i didnt remember closing it
A little over a year ago, we lost a truck bed full of orders on the way to be shipped pulling out of my street due to the tailgate being left down

Needless to say, Bobbo's tailgate-down LED shortly followed!! It's a GREAT idea!!
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I could have used this. My Gf got her gold clubs out of my truck this weekend and I didnt know but she left the tailgate down. Today I see my tail gate is down and my box of goodies is gone :(
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