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The original! Relentless fab tailgate reinforcements

Discussion in 'Relentless Fabrication' started by RelentlessFab, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Oct 7, 2014 at 5:44 AM
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    Any 2nd gen pics with a rear view and the tailgate in the closed position, also will this product work with a bakflip g2 hard folding tonneau? Thanks
     
  2. Oct 7, 2014 at 6:36 AM
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    I forgot what type of material is being used but most aluminums are non ferrous (not magnetic) metals so a magnet probably would not work on the aluminum version unless you were going below the lip.

    Edit; just went back to OP and saw it's 5052 so it is non ferrous
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2014 at 1:46 PM
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    For those who would prefer to have all matching fasteners to secure the plate, get 7 of this part number from a dealer: 90166-60003. These replace the larger head ones with the shoulder that secured the plastic top rail. $0.69 each. Just puts that finishing touch on the deal.

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  4. Oct 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM
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    Do these mount flush and eliminate the raised heads from the original larger fasteners?


    I installed my tailgate reinforcement yesterday. I added some strips of foam weatherstrip tape between the tailgate and reinforcement to limit metal on metal contact and reduce any possible rattles. Fitment was still overall very good. I had to trim maybe 1/8" of material from the rubber bump stops the tailgate closes against to allow for clearance.
     
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  5. Oct 15, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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    Yep. Identical to the other 8 you re-used. All matching and flush.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2014 at 2:43 PM
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  7. Oct 16, 2014 at 10:15 PM
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    Just ordered one can't wait to get it!
     
  8. Oct 22, 2014 at 6:48 PM
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    Just got mine installed this afternoon. Figured I'd add my 2 cents to the thread.

    I used a spray on bed-liner product on just the cap area to give it a black protective coating. About 6 coats worth. You can also see in the pic that I covered the tailgate edge underneath the cap area with a clear protective layer that I had in the garage. I let it stick out about 1/4" to protect the paint from the sharp edge of the cap if they come in contact. Right now there is just enough room in the very middle to fit a single sheet of paper between the tailgate and lip edge.
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    I wanted to re-install the plastic liner on the tailgate so instead of grinding down the rubber bumpers a little to allow for the extra thickness, I used a 3/4" spade bit to drill holes in the black liner so the bumper touches the inner aluminum plate instead. Worked great and fits perfectly.
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    I bought the re-enforcement plate because I plan to haul a couple dual sport bikes in the bed and I didn't want to taco the tailgate. Now she's stiff as can be and has a much heavier feel to it. Highly recommended.

    I do plan to buy a few of the screws with smaller heads to replace the top row.
     
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  9. Oct 22, 2014 at 6:49 PM
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    which one you get? steel or aluminum?
     
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    Aluminum. They salt heavily here in MN during the winter. I didn't want to risk rusting.
     
  11. Oct 23, 2014 at 3:30 PM
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    Yep, that's why I specifically asked about the steel model.

    I expected the dimensions to be the same between the steel model and the aluminum model, but didn't want to assume.
     
  14. Nov 7, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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    Good idea drilling a hole in the liner.
     
  15. Nov 7, 2014 at 5:31 PM
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    Thanks for the part #. Ordered it today :thumbsup:
     
  16. Nov 10, 2014 at 12:06 AM
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    Are there any Group Buys going on for this?
     
  17. Nov 10, 2014 at 4:05 AM
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    HI--Has anyone used this tailgate reinforcement with an Extang Trifecta tonneau cover?
     
  19. Nov 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM
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    Did you have Relentless powdercoat the aluminum plate? Did you add the bedliner spray on top of the powder or on the bare aluminum?

    Thanks!
     
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