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Does anybody out there, know of a place that makes a Suburban Tailgate skin replacement.??? I gave up on changing to barn doors, so I'm just going to re-skin it. If possible. Also, how hard is it to change the electric window inards in the tailgate. My window innards let the window slip off and go up at a 45 degree angle. Then just as I'm about to grab the window, it slips and slides..no slams back down. How that window didn't break, I don't know. Thank you in advance for any help.
 

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I'm not aware of anyone that sells a skin for that. What's your issue overall, rust?
 

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It is rusted out where the trim strip was. There are a few dents and loads of dings. Were the mechanisms for the electric rear window junk.?? My junk yard guy said that the mechanisms were not up to par. That all the Subs mechanisms he had were all failing. He had a nice tailgate, but the inards were bad.....Does anyone make new mechanisms, or rebuild kits for the rear window mechanisms??????
 

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Thank you Steve,

This rear window mechanism is really getting to me...Who engineered this piece of....work...????? Obviously someone who should have worked on it BEFORE it was sent out the door...... I'm new to this tailgate thing. How do I adjust the level of the tailgate.?? It sits about 1/2 an inch lower on the drivers side than the passenger.
 

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yeah, for all the overall toughness of the vehicle as a whole over time. One would think that a better rear-window unit would have been created earlier.

At least it's not a chrysler unit.
 

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I'm trying to think if I ever had any problems with mine or not. I think we found a junk yard unit in the 90's and I haven't complained of anything since then.
 

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Nice price, but it seems a little absurd. OEM price is $1798.70, their price is $63.69, and you save $1735.01.
I'm all for good prices, but something about that just hits me all wrong.
Can we say, made in Taiwan, don't know for sure though.
 

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I'm thinking you're right.
That also means it may not fit quite right, or parts my not line up quite right.

May take you more time to make it fit right, not a big deal if you don’t mind reworking something a little.
 

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I do like the way they broke the tailgate down in parts. The other site did not sell inside parts at all as I remember.

Nice now I know where to get the inside parts now.
 

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From what I can tell, LMC Truck is awesome...they have just about anything and everything that I could want or need for my '88 'burb'...and no, I don't even work for them, they just have what I need to make my newest toy look almost brand new! :happy:
 

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From what my uncle and I can tell, they are a bit expensive on most parts. For example, on my uncle's GMC 1-ton dually, the power window motors are actually cheaper at the dealer than LMCtruck, but they are definitley great if not for anything but the exploded diagrams of all of the truck. It makes it super-easy to identify what part you need, even if you don't know the name.
 
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