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Tailgate Replacement

Being new to the board I figured this is a good place to find info. I severely dented my tailgate on my '11 as to where I need to replace it. My local body shop wants $900 to replace it with new. Is there any place that has quality tailgates that I can buy then have painted, or is this this going price?
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buy the tailgate from ford yourself and take it to a body shop yourself to have it painted
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Find a good one at the junkyard and get it painted. Much cheaper 93+ will fit
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Can't you find a used one in the same colour?
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Find a good one at the junkyard and get it painted. Much cheaper 93+ will fit
bingo. he said it first. Just remove yours, its beyond easy, sell it to your local scrap guys for 10 bucks, head to junk yard and pull one, sand it and primer it yourself (itll save you money at the paint shop) and then take it in to be painted
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Check out Craigslist/Kijiji... there's always used tailgates on there around here!
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claim a hit and run and get it replaced if you cant find one locally
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claim a hit and run and get it replaced if you cant find one locally
Not everyone is a scumbag but id prob do it lol
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claim a hit and run and get it replaced if you cant find one locally
Sounds like a good plan to me...
What are they gonna do? say "no uh you weren't hit"
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Check out Craigslist/Kijiji... there's always stolen tailgates on there around here!
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Thanks for the info guys. Being that it's only 3 months old, I'd like to have one in like new condition. If I claim it on my insurance it will go down as collision which means I'll lose all my discounts. 'Cause it goes down as a moving accident (backed out of my garage at nite into my boat). I'll check the stealship out and see what they want, and Craiglist
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Check out Craigslist/Kijiji... there's always used tailgates on there around here!
Not just where you are.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/...ilgate-thefts/

A New Trend In Crime: Tailgate Thefts
OSWEGO, Ill. (CBS) — You’ve heard of thieves stealing car parts like catalytic converters, but now there’s something new.

Thieves looking to cash in are taking pickup truck tailgates – yes, just the tailgates.

CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

Leaving a pickup tailgate unlocked might very well be an open invitation for theft. But Oswego police say it’s happened six times in as many months. It happened once at the Hennessy River View Ford lot.

It turns out that they’re worth a lot of money.

Sales consultant Rich Voight says tailgates typically take a beating. To replace one at a dealership is expensive, and someone who steals one can offer a deep discount but still make cash.

“It’s a $4,000 item that somebody sees brand-new for $600 or $700 they’re going to buy it, and it’s virtually untraceable,” he says.

There is a way to stop a thief. If you lock your tailgate, they’re virtually impossible to steal, Voight says.

He and his co-workers walk the lot each and every night to check each and every tailgate.

Oswego police say all the trucks targeted have been newer model Fords.

Thieves took the tailgates from pickups parked on lots and personal driveways.

One more tip: If you can’t lock your tailgate, park the back of your truck close enough to your garage so that thieves can’t pull the gate down.
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dude just say someonce backed into you.

When i was 18 i had my lift gate open in my Cherokee and backed into the garage. I claimed it as a hit and run in the YMCA parking lot.
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dude just say someonce backed into you.

When i was 18 i had my lift gate open in my Cherokee and backed into the garage. I claimed it as a hit and run in the YMCA parking lot.
Insurance fraud.... Yeah sounds like a great idea!
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No $h!t....
I had a lock but for some reason it decided it doesn't wanna work. I have to check the wiring and whatnot.

OP, just do the JY thing. IMO, the 06(?)+ have too big of a rear logo. I'd get one from the early y2k's or late 90's. That small offset oval is better suited for our trucks.
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Icon9 Tailgate not so much an issue now

Nevermind the tailgate someone just plowed into the side of me. Drivers door, side airbag out, twisted the frame, all this for $9500 estimate. Go figure 3 months old, some 18yr old not payin' attention. I think I'll wait on the tailgate.
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Nevermind the tailgate someone just plowed into the side of me. Drivers door, side airbag out, twisted the frame, all this for $9500 estimate. Go figure 3 months old, some 18yr old not payin' attention. I think I'll wait on the tailgate.
That makes a person wanna cry.
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