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Tricky Tailgate repair

Discussion in 'Body Work & Detailing' started by MFD70, July 30, 2011.

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    1. MFD70

      MFD70 New Member

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      Hi All, Last week one of the main tailgate struts jammed open, on trying to close it, I (or rather, my wife - car destruction certificate) managed to bust the small ball that is fitted to the tailgate that the strut attaches to. Now this is welded (I think) to a small bracket which is definately spot welded to the main tailgate. At best I imagine it will be a tricky repair, at worst I can see a new tailgate being required.
      Has anyone got any other ideas ?

      Thanks
      Mark
      PS I can put some photos up if needed.:(
       
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      blueka Elite Pickler Elite Explorer

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      put some photos up and I'll see if I've got any spare parts for you mate


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      Good bit, on body;[​IMG]
      Bust bit, on tailgate; [​IMG]

      The broke side the the right hand (drivers !) side.:)
       
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      Well that didn't work ?
       
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      Nor that !
      How do you post pictures ?
      :mad:
       
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      goto www.photobucket.com register an account, then upload pictures to the account and then post them up here.

      If you're stuck, There's a guy in Newport, Justin, he's awesome and has tons of parts


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