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Old 03-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rear tailgate conversion???

Anyone got any pictures of a rear swing out door, tail gate conversion to inspire me with. I want to convert my swing out doors into a tail gate.
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Anyone got any pictures of a rear swing out door, tail gate conversion to inspire me with. I want to convert my swing out doors into a tail gate.
Not quite a stock rear swing out door. But here is my tail gate I made. Not fancy but it works. Sorry about all the dust and filler on it, started body work tonight.


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swing outs that have been welded together.....




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Nice, yea swing outs welded together. I have to fix the bottom of one its all rusted out. Texican, what did you do for hinges?
BDSip, that looks nice, definitely another option.
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Nice, yea swing outs welded together. I have to fix the bottom of one its all rusted out. Texican, what did you do for hinges?
BDSip, that looks nice, definitely another option.
Yeah my FJ didnt come with a tail gate. I made that with some 1x1" square tube for the frame, then put a piece of 16 gauge inside the frame that I had bent up so the center of the tailgate sits about 3/4" recessed. I just got the chains and stop on it yesterday. I sit on it and bounced up and down a little and it held fine, and I weigh 190 lbs. I would love to have found a truck tailgate with the toyota stamped into it. I would have loved to find a stamped toyota tail gate and used that for the center. Like this

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Nice, yea swing outs welded together. I have to fix the bottom of one its all rusted out. Texican, what did you do for hinges?
BDSip, that looks nice, definitely another option.
Not mine, one of our club members, it's fer sale, so I don't know I got the pix off of his ad in our forum, just remembered it when I saw his question.....
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Nice, yea swing outs welded together. I have to fix the bottom of one its all rusted out. Texican, what did you do for hinges?
BDSip, that looks nice, definitely another option.

I welded my stock swing outs and remounted my stock hinges down low for the tailgate. if I was home, i would take a pic.
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I welded my stock swing outs and remounted my stock hinges down low for the tailgate.
I did the same, pics are around here somewhere. I'll take a few pics tomarrow when I get time. One of the best "mods" I think I've done, a tailgate is very handy
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Doors to tailgate pics

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*might add a center hinge for extra strength
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