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Old 08-07-2017, 01:00 PM   #1
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I need some help with how to go about dove tailing a hilux bed. The biggest question I have is how to deal with the tail gate. Pics would be very helpful.


I have almost finished dove nosing the cab. Lots of info on that but cant find much info on dove tailed beds. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:36 PM   #2
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Cut tailgate out then remove the desired amount of floor out. Do your pinch then cut down the tailgate to match your new dimensions.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:20 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks. That gets me a little closer. Any suggestions on how to deal with the lettering on the tail gate? And for the tailgate latches, should I cut around them or through them?


Next time someone that knows what they are doing doves a bed they should snap some pics. I'm sure it would help some people out. I know it would help me, I'm a visual learner
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:37 AM   #4
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Take material from the middle of the tailgate. This will allow you to preserve the hinges!
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:28 AM   #5
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This is how i did mine
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:31 AM   #6
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This is it now
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:32 AM   #7
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:41 AM   #8
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I'm a little late to my own party here haha. Thanks for the pics, the truck looks great! Alot of nice work going on there
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