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Old 06-23-2011, 09:25 AM
Bighomedog11 Bighomedog11 is offline
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Default Shaving TailGate Question

I am trying to find a quick guide on how to shave my tailgate. I am trying to do this before i get it painted because i will probably have to do some welding.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:11 AM
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Default Re: Shaving TailGate Question

idk the exact process, but make sure you use a new razor so you don't get little cuts everywhere
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:23 AM
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You can try rollpans.com. They sell skins. Or you could weld everything up yourself and delete the hande but thats gonna be a lot more body work. I just relocated my handle and did a rollpan.

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Old 06-23-2011, 10:25 AM
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Default Re: Shaving TailGate Question

I have a rollpan already on my truck. But you had to shave the handle for the tailgate? Because i dont see it.. Correct
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:36 AM
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I moved it to the inside of the tailgate and made a patch for the front. I cut a patch off another ranger and welded it in. I also had to make a bracket for the handle and then took the back cover off and trimmed it to go around the handle. It cleaned up nice after it was painted and also serves as an access door for the license plate box.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:45 AM
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Yeah that is what i was thinking about doing.. Sense my rollpan has the license plate spot already. I was just going to use my grinder and cutt a square were the tailgate handle is and weld a sheet of metal were the handle use to be.

But when i put the handle on the inside of the tailgate do i need a special kit or can i just use my factory handle?
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:51 AM
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http:// Ugly bracket I cleaned up with undercoating. Truck was part synergy green, part stock blue color and primer at this stage.

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Old 06-23-2011, 10:52 AM
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:06 AM
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I tried to add a link. If it doesnt work i will add the pics tonight after work.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:11 AM
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I see it, Did you buy the tailgate handle relocator kit?
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:26 AM
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http:// No I didn't buy a kit. Some stuff is just garbage to take your money. You can make your own plate.

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http:// The patch off an old tailgate handle.

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http:// A good days worth of body work and primer and some sanding made it smooth as a babies ass.

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http:// Then beebop and Rocksteady were chillin with shredder. Just out of the paint shop before wet sand and buff.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:27 AM
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so when are you gonna slam that beast?
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:30 AM
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so when are you gonna slam that beast?
Exactly when I was thinking.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:30 AM
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Thats what I'm workin on now. We painted my bike back in March and 4 days later a deer ran out and hit my ass. So thanks to mr deer I have 1700 bucks in doctor bills after insurance. lol I did get a check from the motorcycle insurance but that bought my KMC rims. lol
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:31 AM
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lol, well at least your planning on it, then you can join our elite club
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