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Old 08-16-2018, 12:48 PM
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Got old girl back from the shop today. Minus a tailgate, it got stolen at the shop. Theyre looking for a replacement. Drives like a beast though!
 
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:28 PM
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While driving today, speedo got stuck at 40mph, then stopped working. The digital odometer display went blank too. All other dash gauges work. All fuses are intact. Any suggestions? Shop replaced a speed sensor, so Im thinking its related. 1994 F150 302 4WD Any ideas? TIA
 
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My vintage truck has a generic problem of the odometer going blank that is usually repaired by resoldering the circuit board. Do a search for details. I don't know if your vintage has the same generic problem.
 
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:51 PM
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Thanks Roadie! Youve been a big help. Ill recheck fuses and find the speedo plug and move on to soldering
 
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Nice to see you are getting this project wrapped up!
 
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:44 PM
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Yep. Now its time for a headliner and some interior repairs....and finding a new tailgate
 
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:22 PM
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For a new aftermarket tailgate, looks like it's 180 bucks complete plus 160 bucks shipping:

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...,tailgate,1427

For used, try car-part.com, it's a junkyard search engine.

Doesn't the shop's insurance cover theft?
 
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:28 PM
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Man, I love Rock Auto! Im going to look around for a few weeks. I have a lead on a supposed nice one, just waiting for it to come in.
They said it wasnt covered by insurance. I take medicine to prevent violent outbursts and it worked today! 🤣. They said theyd do the right thing and try to find me one. All the ones theyve found have rust and dents so Im not sure if theyll find a straight one.
 
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When you get your new tailgate, get a small hose clamp, and clamp the tailgate so it can't be removed (easily).
 
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:41 AM
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You know the stupid thing is, I knew about the hose clamp deal. I just picked it up drove it home and to the shop the next day Never thought to do it. Ill have to find the video on YouTube again.
 
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:50 AM
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You know the stupid thing is, I knew about the hose clamp deal. I just picked it up drove it home and to the shop the next day Never thought to do it. Ill have to find the video on YouTube again.
 
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:29 AM
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Now the odometer is working. Im gonna bet that the plug isnt seated correctly. Havent had a chance to check it
 
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:18 PM
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Found a replacement for my stolen tailgate. Perfect color match. $50 and a hose clamp to lock er down, even had the support cables. Lesson learned. Its toooo easy to steal a tailgate and too hard to find a replacement.
 

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Old 08-28-2018, 03:21 PM
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You might want to consider one of these:

http://www.popandlock.net/manual-tai...ock/ford/f-150

Can be found a bit cheaper at etrailer.com and Amazon.
 
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:10 PM
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Ill do more than consider it, Im getting it! Thanks
 

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