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OOPS Bent tailgate!

Postby bawest » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:15 pm

Hello everybody-long time no type 8) I just got my cub loaded up for a "play day" in Nashville, AR. My trailer tongue is messed up, so I loaded it into the back of my truck. I had no idea how heavy a cub is, especially with weights/water in the rear. Any tips on straightening a tailgate? Brannon :D

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:37 pm

They are very difficult to straighten and get it right. Might be able to get a reasonable replacement at 1aautomotive.com if they stock tailgates.
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Postby Jim Becker » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:08 pm

Late model tailgates can often be found at swap meets. They are take-offs from installing the open mesh type tailgates.

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Postby Jeff M » Sat Oct 16, 2004 5:33 am

Wow, you loaded a Cub in the back of a pickup? Must be a big truck!
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:00 am

With fluid and weights you probably had between 1800 and 2000 pounds, with about 2/3 of it on the rear wheels. Poor tailgate.
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Postby George Willer » Sat Oct 16, 2004 10:36 am

Brannon,

Good job and nice picture.

Tailgate... how about turn the truck over and drive on the other side?

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Postby tractor Bill » Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:11 pm

When I first got my cub, my father in law brough it down to me in the back of his half ton truck. He drove over 300 miles to bring it to me. He had to remove the tie end rods of the wheels so the the wheels would turn enough to shut the tail gate. I supose that he was lucky that his tail gate was not bent too.
I have not thought about that for years.
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Postby bawest » Sat Oct 16, 2004 5:34 pm

Hey all-I have found me a new (used) tailgate! I think I may need to build some sort of rack when I get it on. By the way, the truck is a crew cab dually, so the cub fits with room to spare

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Postby Matt Kirsch » Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:03 am

Moral of the story: Remove the tailgate before loading the tractor.

A Cub narrowed up, with no attachments, is less than 48" wide. As a rule, full size pickups can handle a 4'x8' sheet of plywood between the wheel wells.

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Postby parts man » Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:26 pm

We haul cubs and MH ponys in the back of our Chevy full size PU (half ton regular cab) on a regular basis. :wink:
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