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post #1 of 4 Old 09-23-2009, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

I have a nasty dent in the tailgate of my wifes silver CMAX- Zetec, that I've been quoted 300 to fix.

I thought I may be able to source a 2nd hand complete tailgate and replace it.

How easy would this be to do?

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-23-2009, 07:16 PM
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I'd think once you'ld disconnected the washer, lights, locks and heated windows it should just come off and new one bolt on.



I'd imagine the hardest bit would be sourcing one, so if you have go for it..

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-23-2009, 08:45 PM
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When / If you get one I suggest taking some exact measurements as to the tailgate fit before you remove it. Even to the extent of shims to fit particular gaps so that the new door goes back as the old came out. I'd also consider trying the first fit without the locks in place

Afterall the tailgate is a big heavy piece of metal to move easily by yourself




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Just to add to what Richard said, the bottom lock can be removed by pull the trim at the front of the boot away and then the lock is held in place with two T45 bolts.

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