Shaved my tail gate. Pics.

ih8bumps

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I finally put my gate on... Over the winter I shaved a spare gate we had sitting around the shop. What a pain in the ass it was. but, I think it was worth it...
Lemme know whatcha think.
 

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Foz

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Dec 4, 2011
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Wow that looks totally badass :salivate: ...very clean, great job on it...can u remove the window handle too or is it needed to open the window and get the tailgate open?
 

ih8bumps

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Jan 27, 2012
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Thanks man, much appreciated. I spent a shit ton of time on it. I want too get rid of the handle on the glass, I just gotta find some half decent looking bolts or something to fill the holes, If you, or anyone have any ideas? please lemme know... I origally wanted the solenoid to open the glass, then i could of reached in and opened the gate from the inside, but I couldn't mount the solenoid anywhere to open the glass. So, I have it opening the gate, I still have to get a door popper put in... I just got it pinstriped the other day too, to kinda break it up a little.
 

Voymom

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Feb 3, 2012
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jbones said:
Voymon, look at this nice TB.:raspberry:

:raspberry:

But to stay on topic....I like the look! I thought about doing the same, along with shaving my door handles on all 4 doors.
 

Foz

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Dec 4, 2011
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i think i used 2 5/16" x 3/4" Bolts 2 5/16" Nuts 2 5/16" Neoprene Washers
sanded down the bolt heads and spray painted black then clear coated them
 

ih8bumps

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Jan 27, 2012
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Thanks man, I want to shave my doors too, but the price of the solenoids are crazy. I would prolly have more money tied up in the kits, then the actually body work...
Thanks for the pic, I'm gonna have to get rid of the handle on the glass, and get some bolts in there. cleans it up a lot.
 

jrSS

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Dec 4, 2011
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Looks so clean. Nice work!! I agree the window handle delete would be a sweet move.
 

03TB93

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Mar 25, 2012
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dam thats sick as shit.. great job bro :cool:
 

Boricua SS

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im always a fan of the shaved gates, and have seen plenty.... looks good... but i always hate how everyone mounts the license plate... looks tacky compared to the nice shave job... but great job none the less.. :thumbsup:
 

mcsteven

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Ummm, yeah... what Foz said. Man I too am so droolin' over that truck. But I sort of like it without pinstripe (though haven't seen it with). What color stripe? I think I'd only do dark red, dark blue or dark grey.

More pics are needed for a final determination.:cool:
 

TexazReece

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Dec 4, 2011
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I like the shaved look too. As for the license plate location I've seen some trucks with shaved tailgates but the plate has lil area cut out and kinda at an angle which I think looks Kool. Gotta find some pics of some, nice mod overall tho
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Well Done.
 

fr34kout

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Jan 6, 2012
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I like it, actually been thinking about doing this for a while I just have a lot of stuff that is higher priority at the moment lol. Still undecided if I just want to do the upper area with the wiper arm and glass pop or the whole rear. Any chance you could get me some close up pics of the license plate area? I have my safety check and recon stickers right on the tow hitch area and I want to know if I'll be able to mount my license plate like this and still have the stickers show.
 

Bub

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Nov 21, 2011
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IMHO, it looks very plain and unappealing however hats off to you on that body work, the pics alone show that you took your time and didn't rush through and leave it all wavy good job. I do think the door handles will look good when you get those done
 

fr34kout

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Jan 6, 2012
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Bub said:
IMHO, it looks very plain and unappealing however hats off to you on that body work, the pics alone show that you took your time and didn't rush through and leave it all wavy good job. I do think the door handles will look good when you get those done

That's kind of what I'm on the fence about. I'm sure it looks awesome in person, but just seeing pics it looks so plain which is making me want to only shave the top section and leave the middle section with the license plate there. Would retain the factory look while cleaning up the trunk.
 

Bub

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fr34kout said:
That's kind of what I'm on the fence about. I'm sure it looks awesome in person, but just seeing pics it looks so plain which is making me want to only shave the top section and leave the middle section with the license plate there. Would retain the factory look while cleaning up the trunk.

I think if the op would've recessed his plate on an angle in the corner of the gate like you would see on those aftermarket tailgates on pickups, that would be cooler to break it up a little bit, however let it be known I mean no dis respect let me reiterate, I can only imagine the amount of labor and effort went in to doing this and no corners were cut in this project and that i can appreciate
 

ih8bumps

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Jan 27, 2012
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Thanks, for all the compliments. I agree with the licence plate being in the hitch, not really big on it... I was thinking about putting it in the bumper, somehow? maybe recessing it? not too sure yet? but, for now. The hitch will have to work. The pinstriping I have is a real dark grey, here are a few pics of the pinstriping, it was kinda hard to get the gate, but... I have two lines going down the side of the truck, aswell.
 

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fr34kout

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That pinstriping is a real nice subtle touch that would make people say "woah" when they finally noticed it lol. Gotta love dark graphics on black cars :thumbsup:
 

amweaver47

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fr34kout said:
That pinstriping is a real nice subtle touch that would make people say "woah" when they finally noticed it lol. Gotta love dark graphics on black cars :thumbsup:

:iagree:

It's always cool when the closer you get the cooler the car gets. I'm a sucker for ghost flames too. As for the license plate, it would be sick to have one like they do on hot rods where it pops up or out when you start the car. Not sure where you would have that though. Truck looks great anyway! :thumbsup:

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Something like this...
 

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