Yeah, you've a good point and with the drivers side being solid I'm really not complaining. Considering that no one offers replacements, I'll probably just ride it out, I did consider pulling it off the t/g and heating it up and and beating the stud, but probably not. Thanks for the reply.Are you serious? 1/8th inch of play after 20 years? That's phenominal wear for a rotating joint.
Mine did latch tight. I have it torn apart now doing rust repair and just spent the day drilling out 6 or 8 bolts from the spare tire carrier. I'd post some pics, but as I said earlier, my ability to post attachments is nil. Maybe later I can archive my tailgate project. It won't rival Steve's, but maybe add a couple of details.Mines 20 years old and I have no play, when tailgate latches its tight as can be
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Too much to align the t/g; OR too much noise coming off it as you drive.How much is too much play in a tailgate hinge.
You don't have a camera?I'd post some pics, but as I said earlier, my ability to post attachments is nil.