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Old 08-20-2010, 10:26 AM   #41
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this mod is sick. great work.
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Re: How To: Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

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I decided to color match the EZDown strut.
Looks great Rich!

I need to bump this for sure! I want to do this and do it that same way!
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Re: How To: Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

I've decided to go ahead and have some ez-down brackets made up for sale. I'll post up in the classified section once they're finished and ready for sale. Figure in about 2-3 weeks.
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Re: How To: Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

Nice!!
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Re: How To: Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

not a great pic...oh well.

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Re: How To: Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

looks damn good yall.

see, id be scared id smash the shit out of my hand on one of those shocks puttin shit in and out of my bed...
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Re: How To: Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

Got mine installed today. Only took about 15 minutes to do





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Anyone know where I can get a bracket made or buy one?
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Anyone know where I can get a bracket made or buy one?

I have the first prototype that I can give you just pay for shipping.
It's rusty and needs to be painted but will do the job if your interested.
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Re: How To: Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

I dont want to be picky but I'd rather have something like the pictures on the forum that I can just paint black and dont have to clean up.

I'll pay what it takes. (As long as its fair and through PayPal)
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If he's passing on it, I'll take it. PM Sent.
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I dont want to be picky but I'd rather have something like the pictures on the forum that I can just paint black and dont have to clean up.

I'll pay what it takes. (As long as its fair and through PayPal)
You may have passed on the last available bracket. I don't think they are making them anymore.
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I have the first prototype that I can give you just pay for shipping.
It's rusty and needs to be painted but will do the job if your interested.

Gone! This was the more beefy bracket. The new ones seamed flimsy
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So when's another run of this?
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Can anyone give me the dimensions of this in detail? I have someone to make them.
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Re: How To: Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

Here's my version. I wanted it hidden when the tailgate was closed.

Find your favorite angle grinder and remove the stop tab


Remove old bolt, screw in bolt supplied with kit


Fully extend ezdown, try to keep it as far back as you can so the gate can shut properly, mark spot for hole


Drill hole, and put in new bolt/washers/nuts (1.19 at local hardware store)


Tada, closes without any issues, tail light went back in fine, and now I can drop the tailgate without worry.

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Which EZ down did you use, the one for the silverado?
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The EZ-Down brackets can be purchased here...
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Re: How To: Install EZDOWN Tailgate Damper mod

I was unable to fab up the bracket as you did. I used the bracket that came with the kit for Silverado and modified the bed to accomodate it instead. Much less elegant than your job but it works.
1) drilled 2 holes and used self tapping metal screws to mount it. I also had to hack off the stop tab on the gate.


2) This is the ugly part. Had to peen the bed a bit so the gate would close with the bracket mounted to the gate. Since I didn't have matching blue paint, for now I just used black.


It works fine, does not protrude much at all. The Silverado kit works with some improvising.
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