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Username Post: Liftgate straightening-homestyle?        (Topic#349140)
Algoma56 
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Loc: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Can...
Reg: 03-14-05
01-13-18 01:11 AM - Post#2720921    

Years ago, someone posted pictures of them straightening their liftgate with ratchet straps, a wheelbarrow and the hot heat of the sun. I don't think I'll try that, but just curious if member still here, and pictures and comments available.



 

WagonCrazy 
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WagonCrazy
Loc: So Cal
Reg: 06-07-05
01-13-18 07:04 AM - Post#2720935    
    In response to Algoma56

I'm sure anything can be done with enough creativity.

But I shipped mine to Madmooks and he has a jig to straighten it, then clean up the hinge mounting areas, then reschromed it. Came out just fantastic!.



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57 Nomad -LS1 with C4 suspension
59 Apache Fleetside Shortbed BigWindow



 
49cadillac 
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Posts: 18

Loc: Michigan Upper Peninsula
Reg: 03-10-10
01-17-18 05:14 AM - Post#2721254    
    In response to Algoma56

I hope you don't mind me observing that being located in Sault Saint Marie as you are pretty much precludes the availability of "hot sun" anytime soon (I'm in Grand Marais, Michigan about a 100 miles from you).



 
larrybrowningmauldin 
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larrybrowningmauldin
Loc: New Braunfels,TX
Reg: 08-16-05
01-18-18 02:51 PM - Post#2721424    
    In response to 49cadillac

I was the guilty party who used the sun and "gentle" tugging to achieve marginal success in correcting the extra bend in the back window frame. Removing the torque bars eliminated the stress which caused the warping. Harvey's lifting mechanism provided enough assistance to raise the unit afterward. Having sold the Nomad 6-8 years ago, I cannot attest to how the redneck engineering helped the situation. I would suggest Madmook as a better route to follow.



 

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