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Old 12-02-2009, 07:13 AM
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Default Tailgate Handle Cracked

The handle on my 2001 tailgate cracked on the right side. I cannot open the tailgate any longer. How hard is this to replace? Thanks.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:22 AM
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on the inside of the tailgate there is an access panel take out the screws and you will see the 2 rods that go to the latches you then pull those and open the tailgate. then the handle is just bolted in with 2 nuts on the inside after you pop the rods off.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:51 AM
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Hit up http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...8554286d2bec67 for a metal handle, it will actually last. THey have chrome and black.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:53 AM
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Hit up http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...8554286d2bec67 for a metal handle, it will actually last. THey have chrome and black.
i want a white one for my tailgate and doors but nobody has em!
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:21 AM
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i want a white one for my tailgate and doors but nobody has em!
That would look sweet on your truck! You get the metal one and paint it.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:22 AM
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yea my grandfathers 98 has white metal door handles, and its clean
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:28 AM
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yea my grandfathers 98 has white metal door handles, and its clean
See if he wants to trade!
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:30 AM
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my 96 used to be his, he sold it to me and bought his 98 4.0 auto on 31's with a 3 inch spindle lol
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:34 AM
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Holy crap! Go, Grandpa!
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:35 AM
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ya hes got wicked arthritis from being a linemen for 20 years and couldnt deal with the 5spd anymore


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Old 12-02-2009, 02:03 PM
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his truck looks sweet next to yours.lol
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:07 PM
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Plastic handles were one of the worst things for put on the ranger
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:10 PM
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Thanks Bill, I will give it a try soon.
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