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Old 14th May 2010, 14:21   #16
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the tail gate looks a little inclined.
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Hi Jeepster Please remember this is the unfinished tailgate...i did notice it is slightly inclined... thanks for pointing it out.
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Old 14th May 2010, 14:28   #17
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Yes. And how do we ensure that the new tailgate that you make won't make the same type of rattling sound? And if there's a way of solving this problem with the new tailgate, why can't we just solve it with the existing tailgate! Am a bit confused now.

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The original tailgate is just sheet metal which is not very rigid and tends to flex a lot.Plus the body is not vey strong at the mounting points ..just look at any 5 year old jeep and you will see the damage.

The locking mechanisim on the tailgate also tends to develop a fair bit of play because of the constant weight of the tire coupled with the vibration.

My locking latch will be secured on the block bolted directly to the fender which does not flex.

Anyway lets see how it turns out...success is not gauranteed
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Kunal,

Have a look at this as well. Seems to be a strong job:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1882643-post132.html
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Old 20th May 2010, 06:48   #19
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the Tailgate for alfa Kilo's jeep is 98% complete and i will be testing it at the Alfa Kilo Night Recce this saturday.

Let's see how it performs and what i can improve on!
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Old 20th May 2010, 10:47   #20
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That jeep is so tight looking, love it and love the gate also.
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Old 20th May 2010, 12:56   #21
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the Tailgate for alfa Kilo's jeep is 98% complete and i will be testing it at the Alfa Kilo Night Recce this saturday.

Let's see how it performs and what i can improve on!
Kunal,

I find this one of the better 550s on the forum and the tailgate does look good. Only wondering if the tyre locations could have been slightly lower?

Not much you can see coming in from the rear can you?

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I find this one of the better 550s on the forum and the tailgate does look good. Only wondering if the tyre locations could have been slightly lower?
A lower tyre position will affect departure angles.
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Kunal,

I find this one of the better 550s on the forum and the tailgate does look good. Only wondering if the tyre locations could have been slightly lower?

Not much you can see coming in from the rear can you?

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Yes It could have been lower but this is experimental and i have designed it where it will hold upto a 35 inch tire with no problem, plus if it sits lower it can foul the hook.

I can see through the rear as well as before.

The finished product will be the masterpiece.

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Kunal,

Check this out:
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Thats an impressive initiative on the rear bumper job. It will surely look better once finished and painted.
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Kunal,
Check this out:
This is one of the most common/best designs for a rear assembly. Spare tyre, jerrycan, hi-lift, luggage space all in one go.
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A lower tyre position will affect departure angles.
Not really Tejas, Draw a straight line from the tyre to the rear end of the body and extend it upwards. There's lot of space left before it would start affecting departure angles. Have even seen a few Wranglers/one Hyd jeeps that have a big space between the spare tyre and the tailgate

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Yes It could have been lower but this is experimental and i have designed it where it will hold upto a 35 inch tire with no problem, plus if it sits lower it can foul the hook.

I can see through the rear as well as before.

The finished product will be the masterpiece.
Yup makes sense. What remains to be done now? Coming back to the crux of the issue: Has the rattling decreased/gone?

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Not really Tejas, Draw a straight line from the tyre to the rear end of the body and extend it upwards. There's lot of space left before it would start affecting departure angles. Have even seen a few Wranglers/one Hyd jeeps that have a big space between the spare tyre and the tailgate
I have hit my spare tyre on a couple of occasions while entering a ditch.

And i don't think those properly done up hyd jeeps do hardcore off roading. I maybe wrong about the latter though.
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The Rattling squeaking is a totally gone , unlike the stock tailgate where the whole tailgate makes contact with the body via the rubber beeding this is anchored via the hinge pin and bearings.l

The the only other point of contact on this tailgate is the support on the other end via which has a rubber bush sandwiched between two angles.

I have to still make a tailgate stopper which will prevent the gate from swinging totally around when open,one more support for the tire and powder coating.
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Looks good man, lets see some pics with the tail gate on
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Looks good man, lets see some pics with the tail gate on
That is the tailgate

I prefer to have it like that but you could have the stock tailgate and the swing away one behind it.
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