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Old 12-27-2011, 04:04 PM
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Stupid tailgate cap..

I was unloading my friends snowmobile out of my truck over the weekend and somehow I managed to pop the plastic tailgate cap off... I snapped over have the pins off that hold it to the tailgate. I called the local Ford dealer and they wanted nearly $180.00 for a new one. Has anyone else had a problem with the tailgate cap?
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:50 PM
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Ya mine just snapped off while unloading a pressure washer. Started looking today on google to replace it. No luck yet..
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:14 PM
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Mine came off too, so I just used some black sheetmetal screws to reattch it. The replacement cost is ridiculous.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:57 PM
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ima glue it back on...
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:49 PM
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I tried liquid weld but no luck, may just get a piece of black diamond plate and rivit it on
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:41 PM
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That seems outrageously high, fast parts network lists them at 44.95 (which is still too much), haven't tried other places.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:34 AM
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Tasca parts says $33 for an 02...

http://www.tascaparts.com/partlocato...layCatalogid=0

Maybe different for your model year. hope this helps.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:41 PM
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The Ford dealer in town is nortorious for over pricing... Since they are located a few miles off base they target young airman into ridiculous situations. They were charging almost $70 for oil changes last year
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:15 PM
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Mine came off too, so I just used some black sheetmetal screws to reattach it. The replacement cost is ridiculous.
x2^^^ worked well for me
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:06 PM
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10 mins with 3 sheetmetal screws and its back on! Money well saved!
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:04 AM
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10 mins with 3 sheetmetal screws and its back on! Money well saved!
Good deal. I was going to mention 3M makes a heck of a marine adhesive you can pick up at HD, 6 bucks a tube, even comes in black. I pretty sure a good bead of that and the cap would never come back off.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:58 AM
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i paid 67 shipped for the S331 Saleen spoiler FYI
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:30 PM
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Sucks it came off, but better than than your tailgate taking the hard hit. Another good money profit they thought out for when a part needed replaced.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:48 PM
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Tasca is the way to go for a new one. Same thing happened to me but I have yet to replace it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:16 PM
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what holds them on from the factory
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