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Ok made it to expo west hung out with @Cruzilla and his lovely wife but as soon as I hit the desert both my rear lift struts failed awesome right. So I ordered new ones shipped to Moab and made do. I used a small metal flashlight to hold gate up while doing my thing but then forgot it was there and pulled down as I always do and somehow tweaked the sheet metal or hinge Ow I tried everything with no luck huge gap Won’t lock and I have it ratchet strapped down I’m on 89n heading into Utah hopefully a body shop or someone can help me fix or sell me a new rear gate the hinges are not able to be removed from truck body and I tried to hammer it back into place. No luck. Anyone know a guy or have a clue text me. Please 5087188253 Richie
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I am pretty familiar with the shops in Kanab if you haven't been there yet. Check out Randy's Auto body. He is the only Auto body shop in Kanab I would trust. He might be able to help you out.
 
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Ok made it to expo west hung out with @Cruzilla and his lovely wife but as soon as I hit the desert both my rear lift struts failed awesome right. So I ordered new ones shipped to Moab and made do. I used a small metal flashlight to hold gate up while doing my thing but then forgot it was there and pulled down as I always do and somehow tweaked the sheet metal or hinge Ow I tried everything with no luck huge gap Won’t lock and I have it ratchet strapped down I’m on 89n heading into Utah hopefully a body shop or someone can help me fix or sell me a new rear gate the hinges are not able to be removed from truck body and I tried to hammer it back into place. No luck. Anyone know a guy or have a clue text me. Please 5087188253 Richie View attachment 1980716View attachment 1980717View attachment 1980718View attachment 1980719

Wish you were closer, I have an upper you could have. It has a little bit if rust, but if you are covering it in bedliner it's workable. If you find yourself near Chicago you can have it.
 

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