This week me and my truck have been working all over town and all day. On Monday while working at my friends eagle scout project I had the tailgate open most of the day. At the end of the day after many people siting on it and loading stuff on it and so on we were packing the truck up and my friend shut the tail gate and only one side closed and I told him to re close it he tried same result. I got out of the truck to inspect what happened... The hinge the tailgate is on has rusted off the truck at the weld to the body. Its still on there and we were able to close the trucks tailgate but I'm not opening it again. I'm mainly wondering how am I going to fix it and how much will it cost? I didn't snap any pics of the damage and I'm in VT with out the truck this weekend so I'll take some pics Monday but any ideas? Also on another note the truck hit 195,000 miles on Monday still running great! Just wish the body was as solid as the motor.