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 Post subject: Tail gate won't open
PostPosted: November 8, 2017, 1:11 pm 
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1965 F100 longbed. One day it worked, next day, stuck shut. I took apart the latch on the inside of the tailgate but it still isn't opening. Any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Tail gate won't open
PostPosted: November 8, 2017, 6:08 pm 
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These tailgates can sometimes slip to one side which will keep one side from unlocking. I usually have to push my tailgate toward the cab and take the pressure off the latches before opening it. I find it is usually a matter of binding somewhere so the latches won't release.


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 Post subject: Re: Tail gate won't open
PostPosted: November 9, 2017, 7:16 am 
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When you take the latch handle off, you have access to the rods that release the tailgate. Use vise grips on the rods and make sure they move away from the side they lock. if they both move, then you are binding somewhere else.


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