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Username Post: '61 Parkwood Tailgate Installation?        (Topic#347105)
thelix 
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09-12-17 09:08 AM - Post#2707483    

Hi All,

I'm trying to reinstall the tailgate on my '61 Parkwood and I can't get the hinges to go in the opening. It came off easily for the repaint, but it seems like it is too wide now. I can get one side in and tighten up a bolt on it but the other hinge won't go into the opening. Is there some installation trick that I'm missing?

Any help would be appreciated!



 
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Verne_Frantz 
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09-13-17 10:46 AM - Post#2707566    
    In response to thelix

Did you do any body work on the quarters that might have narrowed the opening?

Verne



 
thelix 
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09-13-17 10:51 AM - Post#2707567    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

No Verne, we did not do any bodywork that would have an effect...



 
Verne_Frantz 
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09-13-17 05:58 PM - Post#2707612    
    In response to thelix

I've never had that problem. I would try bolting the hinges to the body first, then carefully raise the gate level and square and see if the hinges will fold down alongside the gate.

Verne



 
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