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Old May 27th, 2006, 05:17 PM
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I have been slowly making a full length bed drawer for the D90 but as soon as I install it my dogs won't be able to jump into the bed of the truck (too high), so I made a fold down tailgate that they can jump onto and then onto the drawer. Total cost was around $100 of material, almost all of it in a high strength alloy/aluminum sheet of diamond plate that would be light, thin, and still support my fat ass. I used stainless hinges and hardware, kept it simple, oversized the height slightly (I like to cook on tailgates) and all that is left is finishing the metal, painting a flag on the outside and coating the inside with rubber. The screw eyes that you see when it folds down are used to lock the tailgate in the up position (there are sliders that engate the eyes on both sides)--I wanted to keep the locking mechanism internal to the truck, and I used rubber coated wire rope for the supports when folded down. Now I can start welding the drawer and order the slides...
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Old May 27th, 2006, 05:36 PM
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What, no dog pics?
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Old June 4th, 2006, 05:38 PM
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As soon as I make the drawer (I just got the 500lb slides), I will toss the dogs in the truck and show off my wunderdogs! But for now, I just finished painting the tailgate...

Mike, can you move this thread to Misc? I think I probably should have posted there...
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Old June 4th, 2006, 05:53 PM
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Love the paint job

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Old June 4th, 2006, 05:55 PM
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Thanks--I screwed up, though, as all the red diagnal stripes are supposed to be offset like the upper left one...I should never drink and mask/paint. I figure since each of the colonies has their own rendition of the British flag, mine can be this "special" one...'cause I ain't gonna resand/repaint it! My own private rebellion...
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Old June 4th, 2006, 06:10 PM
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It looks good, only a few Brits will know it isn't "proper" ( he says in best old fart British acsent).
We did one on top of a RR Classic roof once. Luckily my wife is English so she gave it the once over before we sparayed it... otherwise we would have been flamed by the public for not making the flag "proper".

I know where the stars and the stripes go... does that help?
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