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DIY Double wall tailgate for 620

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awesome! I want to do this, but without the supports. I wonder how it would hold up?

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A piece of aluminum that small (narrow) is likely strong enough to do the job with no added supports, given you use enough fasteners to secure it to the tailgate.  You are turning a relatively flat, flexible tailgate into a secure box by adding the inner cover.  And it already has 3 supports - the ends and center so its effectively double boxed.  Now picture the flexibility of that small piece of aluminum that covers half the tailgate.  Its nearly indestructible!  The factory needed extra supports because the tin cover was cheesy and not structural. 

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Sweet nice work.

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You should be aware that in the future you will have intermetalic corrosion between the Aluminum plate and the steel structure.  Probably but not exclusively at the screws to Aluminum plate interface.  The USAF found out the hard way and prescribed a specific sequence of metalic washers for every Copper bus bar to Aluminum aircraft structure. Yes you have Aluminum to steel, not Copper to Aluminum!   No I don't have a copy of that Tech Order, but any High School Chemistry or Phisics text books has a table called "The Electromotive Sequence of Metals", the rule of thumb is "No more that 0.25 volts difference between adjoining metals."  The refurbishment of the Statue of Liberty ran into similar problems with the steel to Copper skin panels.

 

This is correct, you should not use Stainless steel hardware with ANY aluminum material, this will create a galvanic reaction that will eat / corrode everything around it over time. Your best option would be zinc plated or even plain alloy and paint them. Will zinc plated / plain fasteners rust over time? Yep and so will stainless steel, only at a faster rate when combined with aluminum.

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Too bad all the pictures are gone......:(

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google up "photobucket fix" and you will have all your pictures back. firefox and chrome both have the fix for it

Too bad all the pictures are gone...... :(

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That doesn't fix the issue, the fix makes it so you can see your own photos, but you still cannot see others photos, I cannot see any photos in this thread and I do have the fix/extension, he is talking about the original posters photos, and he has not been logged in for over a year.

 

google up "photobucket fix" and you will have all your pictures back. firefox and chrome both have the fix for it

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That doesn't fix the issue, the fix makes it so you can see your own photos, but you still cannot see others photos, I cannot see any photos in this thread and I do have the fix/extension, he is talking about the original posters photos, and he has not been logged in for over a year.

Try a different plugin, I can see em all. 

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Try a different plugin, I can see em all. 

I have the "Photobucket embed fix" he was talking about in the link supplied, I am using the Google Chrome browser :( , that fix in the link doesn't make it so one can see all others photos hosted using Photolame and I am not the only one that has mentioned this, one may get different results depending on what type of computer one uses, I have a desk top.

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I post pictures that anyone can see. I wouldn't piss on Photobucket if it caught on fire.

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That doesn't fix the issue, the fix makes it so you can see your own photos, but you still cannot see others photos, I cannot see any photos in this thread and I do have the fix/extension, he is talking about the original posters photos, and he has not been logged in for over a year.

 

I see all pictures. try a different plugin

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I see all pictures. try a different plugin

 

OK, I searched it again and seen the normal chrome fix that I already had, I kept going down the list and something caught my eye, it said that the fix had to be updated in mid 2017, I removed the fix I had and have had for a very long time, I added the fix to my extensions again and I can see every ones photos at this time, in the past this extension didn't work this way, it only allowed one to see their own photos, this is something new to me, I can even see the MX520 photos now.

I believe that I will add this information to the Photolame thread so people know that they need to update the extension, it would help if you told everyone that cannot see the photos that the chrome fix needs to be updated, thankyou for making me look deeper into this.

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I always thought the inner liner was a 79 only thing on all 620 trucks. I used the oem liner and made a trellis of small steel square tubing, following the the contour of the liner. I wellded it onto the inner liner. Then I had it rhino lined and installed it on my gate . it’s is heavy but very rigid it works great.

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