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    He paid a crazy amount for the new tailgate also. My neighbor just got one for his 04 for $400 and it was painted to match. I am sure that I could easily do the computer design work as that is what I have done for the last 6 years. I am sure that could get my machine shop to do it for under $500. Then I would just need to get my neighbor who was a body guy at GM for 25 years to put it on and bondo it. I get the paint for free. Crap! I am talking myself into this.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    I wouldn't buy a new tailgate I'd just have it done to mine if I were going to do it. That's yet more savings ... and a shop can work on and paint the tailgate while you drive around and do other things, so it's no big deal to be without it.

    The obnoxious part of the process is probably getting the tailgate latch moved to the inside of the tailgate, as there's some custom fabrication needed, there. It'd be even more complex in my case, as I have a Pop & Lock mechanism tied into my power locks ... to lock/unlock my tailgate when the doors are locked/unlocked.

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