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Old 02-06-2010, 07:55 PM
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The 80 lid is $325
Powder coat is $15
No grip plastic needed - $15 if you go that route
The stainless latches are $90
shipping is $30

$460 shipped

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This was how I waw going to order but with the grippy plastic too. Don't want Porter to slip and fall. Adds up quick.
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Got mine last year...Still sitting in the garage, waiting to be installed...

I'm a little scared about cutting up a perfectly good tailgate - When I'm ready I'll probably put out a "HELP" message

IIRC, last year when I was going through the same questions you were Uncle Ben expressed interest in my spot if I passed on it. I think the deal there though is you'd have to order it as if it were you.
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IIRC, last year when I was going through the same questions you were Uncle Ben expressed interest in my spot if I passed on it. I think the deal there though is you'd have to order it as if it were you.
is a guy I'd have no problem fronting for.. lemme know if you want this, UB.
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Does this make the tailgate stronger? 80 tailgates have a tendency to bend in the middle between the hinges. Does this help?

Also I assume you only want to store soft stuff in there otherwise it will dent the sheet metal on the outside of the tailgate.
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is a guy I'd have no problem fronting for.. lemme know if you want this, UB.
Nak, sure! I'll take you spot. Let me know whats up and thank you very much! :nakgadget:
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Does this make the tailgate stronger? 80 tailgates have a tendency to bend in the middle between the hinges. Does this help?

Also I assume you only want to store soft stuff in there otherwise it will dent the sheet metal on the outside of the tailgate.
I lined mine with the silver bubble wrap insulation stuff
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Does this make the tailgate stronger? 80 tailgates have a tendency to bend in the middle between the hinges. Does this help?

Also I assume you only want to store soft stuff in there otherwise it will dent the sheet metal on the outside of the tailgate.
He claims it does and with the angle iron use to build them I would agree but I don't know if any real testing has been done for strength.
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My spot came up last year and I ended up passing. Just a bit too much money at the time. Plus, I put drawers in last year which provided some of the same functionality with more space.
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The install took a few hours including straightening the tailgate. A metal cutoff wheel was used to make the cut. I used a sawzall as well to get to the bracing. Couldn't be happier with the product. I believe the tailgate is stronger than before.

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Before pic is nasty
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Carpet removed. You can see how badly the tailgate was bent.
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Straight edge across tailgate, about a 1" gap in the middle
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While cutting, I worked the metal back into something straighter.
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AWSOME!, i have wanted one ever since i saw Converts... probably be following suit soon... or rather as soon as i can based on the waiting list.....
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