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Username Post: Nomad rear tailgate resetting warped glass frame        (Topic#364958)
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Reg: 04-19-21
04-20-21 06:55 AM - Post#2818396    

Is it possible to adjust the tailgate upper glass frame that has separated from the body of the wagon?


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11-28-21 06:21 PM - Post#2831532    
    In response to Danmad358

I don't think that i would do it myself as it is made out of pot metal.

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11-29-21 08:23 AM - Post#2831559    
    In response to Danmad358


Take a look a this post we all contributed to a few years ago. It gives references to 2 guys who do the straightening and rechroming.

Read all about liftgage straightening here

The root cause of the driprail warping is the torsion spring system Chevrolet designed to take weight off the gate when you open it up. Once the gate is closed, theres constant tension on those rods. Over the years, that tension warps the pot metal frame at the top of the liftgate.

Besides straightening it, you need to consider removing that torsion rod system and going to a newer method (gas struts). has all the parts you will need for that.

Post a pic of your Nomad sometime. We'd love to see another one on the road again.


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