is there some secret to getting the lower tailgate hinges off?? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-30-2010
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
is there some secret to getting the lower tailgate hinges off??

got the upper latches off, but need to get the lower ones off that the tailgate rotates on. im super close to stripping the fvckers out. they are TIGHT

already sprayed a lot of pb blaster in there. im close to just grabbing the grinder and cutting the bastards off

doesn't help that they are torx bolts. hate that ****.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-30-2010
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
lol mine just pops off. i know on the right side its on a weird hinge but on mine if u just pull it it comes off then on the left side just pull it to the right after u get the right side off and its completely off
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-30-2010
Seb_L's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 1,071
No he means the actual hinges, but I have no idea Ty..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-30-2010
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seb_L View Post
No he means the actual hinges, but I have no idea Ty..
oops lol hmm ill have to take a look
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-30-2010
rangerboy101's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Winchester, Va
Posts: 8,187
Take the dremel and cut a big line in it. Then get a bigass flat head and take it out!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-30-2010
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
Make the bolts warm and by warm I mean Hot...then loosen.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-30-2010
ranger4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cambridge, ontario
Posts: 3,922
This will sound odd but TIGHTEN the bolt just a little, hit it with a hammer, then try and turn them out. Heat will help too. You need to shock the threads cause they most likely are rusted in or have loctite on them. The key is to break the rust bond with the metal
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-30-2010
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
they had red locktite on them

gave em some heat and they came right out :)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-30-2010
ranger4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cambridge, ontario
Posts: 3,922
Lol thought so. Red loctite always has to be heated
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-30-2010
Redrocket's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Waynesville n.c
Posts: 1,993
something to rember almost every body bolt ford installs has locktite on it also all the frame and susp bolts have it too
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advise on getting the lower intake off a 92 3.0. ThEgoldRanger 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 1 06-22-2015 10:51 AM
Taking the ford oval off tailgate on 02, Will there be holes? :( MrDeeds Exterior Semi-Tech 9 01-20-2012 08:50 AM
Lower lower lower RangeronDubs Suspension Tech 14 03-10-2005 09:42 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:19 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.