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Old 04-15-2019, 04:11 PM
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Time for a SD tailgate!
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Sorry but that part is part of the tailgate and welded from the factory. Find a damaged tailgate and steal one from it to replace yours. Only option I know of.
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Originally Posted by white89gt View Post
Time for a SD tailgate!
Starting to look like that might be in my future... unless I want to go all mad max and start fabricating a new hinge. I might take a stab at it and then break down to buy a tailgate when I fail. If... i mean if. :-)
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So I know I can adjust my gear indicator with the red gear underneath the column... my problem is I've adjusted it 6 times in the last 4 months. Any idea how to get it to stay in place?
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:14 PM
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I vote for zip ties lol
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Check the housing around the wheel. They can break and will not let it stay where you adjusted it to. You can buy the cable with the wheel still for these rucks
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Originally Posted by jprevat
I vote for zip ties lol
Really? How would that work?
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Check the housing around the wheel. They can break and will not let it stay where you adjusted it to. You can buy the cable with the wheel still for these rucks
Hmmm I'll have to cram my head up there and see if anything's broken.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:46 PM
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That reminds me.... the other day I took the F150 out for a little drive. I kept thinking "this damn thing is gutless today". Then after driving for 15 minutes, I realized I had it in second, so it wasn't starting out in first.... LOL. Sometimes I amaze myself.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by white89gt
That reminds me.... the other day I took the F150 out for a little drive. I kept thinking "this damn thing is gutless today". Then after driving for 15 minutes, I realized I had it in second, so it wasn't starting out in first.... LOL. Sometimes I amaze myself.
I sometimes think I'm in 2nd cz this dang thing won't stay put
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:25 PM
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Ok.....let me give you the status of the Fairmont.

Damn thing has set so long that all the cross bars were basically gone. I was looking at snow and gravel thru the floors in the trunk. I didn't pull up the carpet, but the floors were spongy. That was a full pass. The car came from Parkland, Wisconsin, so that might say why the rust.

I found a GEN 9, super clean, 1993 steel blue Lightning. We've bee talking and are just over $2000 apart right now. He came down to 14,995 and I offered 12,500. Only 71k original miles and garage kept since new. I found that on the way back from the Fairmont, at Willow. I might go up some but not to 14k. Still, that's low in the blue book. Decisions, decisions.
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