Will a tailgate from a dodge pickup truck 70's and 80's fit the rear of my 78 T/D? I looked at my tailgate and its pretty much just a tailgate with the exception of the locking Mechanism at the top for the top hatch?
Or all of the mounting hardware from the 80's trucks.
The 80's use a latch that is very similar to what a car door uses. It has a regular latch and a post for the latch to close on.
the earlier trucks have a latch that rembles what your house door has. It has a pocket that a post fits into. It would be a little bit of work but it can be changed.
I think they changed in 81...here's some info.
Try looking at www.car-part.com as they show the years that will work through the use of the Hollander Parts Interchange guide software. Also check out http://shermanparts.com or others online.
326-71 Y $108.00
TAILGATE SHELL DODGE P/U 72-80; RAMCHARGER/TRAIL DUSTER 74-80
RamchargerCentral.Com is a Dodge truck community built by a vast number of experienced owners. Whatever you're thinking about doing from routine maintenance to full-on restoration, odds are somebody around here already has. Originally focused on the Ram Charger / Trail Duster, our members own, drive and wrench on Mopars from the 40s to the current day. It's not what you buy, it's what you build.