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Tighten up rattling tailgates and latches

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by Horn Hunter, Jan 16, 2022.

  1. Horn Hunter

    Horn Hunter Member

    When I got my truck the tailgates rattled and banged together. Took a piece of 5/8 heat shrink tube and put a piece over each of the latch hooks. It tightened up the latches and tailgates are tight and quiet.
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  2. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    Nice solution. But, did you adjust the latches first. All four of the latches are mounted in slots, and will loosen over time, requiring that hey be adjusted.
  3. Horn Hunter

    Horn Hunter Member

    Did that when I painted.
  4. Arty

    Arty Active Member

    Good one Horn. - - I'm going to do that to mine!

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