Posts Tagged ‘1958 Ford Tailgate’

I brought the replacement tailgate into the shop last night and began stripping it.  It started out easy, but ended up a battle of wills.  I got it stripped of all latches, rods, catches, handles, and gaskets.  By the end, I looked like I was in a hatchet fight, as my forearms were all chewed up from having them stuffed up inside of the gate.

It began to snow outside and the temperature dropped quickly so I finished up and ran back into the house. I couldn’t get the phillip head screws that hold the hinges onto the tailgate to budge, so I sprayed them down with some PB Blaster and am hoping it will work its way into the threads and loosen them up.