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Old May 20th, 2009, 12:42 AM
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How to convert a ROW fold down tailgate to side swing?

Anyone done it yet given the $100 ROW take-off tailgates floating around?

The biggest issue I see if finding the three big rivets that plug the holes on the driver's side where the hinge would mount (the passenger side they are covered by the light bar and side swing hinges). I could use the plastic rivets but I worry about the paint coming off.

I also know I have to remove the soft top tie down bits, but that is no biggy as mine was a little dinged up in shipping and I am going to repaint it anyway.

Are the latches the same?

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Old May 20th, 2009, 01:10 AM
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Did you do it yet? Have you found the proper big rivets? Other than the extra unplugged holes and the lack of some holes and the soft top tie down parts, the tailgates appear to be the same.

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nope not yet.

Just got the truck here last week and have not had a chance to work on it yet. Also trying to decide if I want to modify the 90 (adding a NAS tailgate and Swingout tire carrier) as it is such an original example.

FYI I have a NAS swingout gate and the NTO ROW one I purchased from Rovers North and other than the holes I can not tell a diffrence
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I can think of two other differences. ROW has the tie down bits for the ROW ST and it does not have the big rivets plugging the holes where the hinge bracket goes.
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I can think of two other differences. ROW has the tie down bits for the ROW ST and it does not have the big rivets plugging the holes where the hinge bracket goes.
I forgot about the tie downs as I am planning to leave mine if possible since my truck is a euro 90 and I am using an exmoor trim mohair hood.
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