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Old 11-27-2007
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Shaving the tailgate

I decided to shave my tailgate...because I dont have nothing better to do, and I wanted to get even more experience with welding, and blending paint (i've never blended paint before). I started saturday and have been working on it a good bit yesturday and today. I didn't want to spend the money to get a relocator plate and filler plate, so I made my own. I didn't get any pics while making the relocator plate, or welding in the filler plate I made, so this is what I have...the filler plate is all welded in and the emblem holes are welded up.

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looks good man
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looks good would do me no good
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Very nice. Look forward to seeing the finished product. That's gonna be pimp yo.
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I look forward to seeing it done I like it though. Not something I would do but should look nice on your truck
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Old 11-28-2007
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I know you are going to, but please replace that odd man out flat head with a phillips head screw.
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Looks good Mark. Keep it up and soon you will have one mean custom on your hands.
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mmmm smoothy... gonna look wicked when its all painted up
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lookin good!
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Old 11-28-2007
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looks good.....

i like a smooth tail, but with my tonneau cover it is almost impossible...
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looks good.....

i like a smooth tail, but with my tonneau cover it is almost impossible...

haha how do you think i feel man..

thats still on my list of things to do..but i rarely have my gate down or need inside of it...so i just monkey up on the tires which is already fun..and reach in..it sucks tho!
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haha how do you think i feel man..
what about customizing something like the door poppers? except have the tailgate on a hydraulic ram? you could have one....that would be sweet.....then you could keep the tonneau...
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They sell kits like that, its just a actuator that is controlled by remote. Saw it on Trucks a while back. It was pretty sweet.
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I know you are going to, but please replace that odd man out flat head with a phillips head screw.
I just stuck those screws in to hold the panel on. When im finished, im going to cut a hole in the plastic bedliner piece that goes on the tailgate for the handle and put the torqx (sp?) screws back in.
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damn it man u just keep on and on with it...urs is growin to one of the nicest trucks on here
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They sell kits like that, its just a actuator that is controlled by remote. Saw it on Trucks a while back. It was pretty sweet.

find it..and ill be happy!
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Give me a sec and I'll work the magic haha.

EDIT: Here's one but its pretty damn expensive http://www.droptail.com/

Here's another thats the same price. I've seen this one in Truckin' magazines before http://a1electric.com/Merchant2/merc...duct_Code=TG-1
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fatty mack sack!

i like it..kinda slow..but im getting it..hah..ill get vids and pics up when i get them installed hah..WOO!
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www.autoloc.com carries them, or used to...
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good choice man, i love the look, its what i did 2x
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time for a rollpan as well.
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time for a rollpan as well.
you got something against shaved rears and stock bumpers?
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you got something against shaved rears and stock bumpers?
I do! you can't shave your *** and leave the taint
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Old 11-29-2007
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screw a roll pan, you might as well drive around with no bumper at all..

think about it, you get hit, whats there to protect the frame and everything else under the roll pan?
thats right, nothing.


on topic, thats going to look really nice when its done, but if i remember correctly, you shouldn't have filled it all the way in with weld.
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I' ve been planning on doing mine, but couldn't figure out how I was going to get in with my cover, now it's the second thing on my list, I'm glad I looked at this.
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