1972 Plymouth Suburban Wagon. Tailgate Stuck OPEN! Help?

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  1. MBar

    MBar Active Member

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    Got it!! It wasn't exactly the part pointed to above. But close. According to the diagram (thank you Boydsdodge) the offending part is number is 21. My guess is the pivot hole has deformed. When I open the gate far enough, I hear a pop and can see it shift. In order to close it, I have to help it with a screwdriver just a little and then it pivots ok. Here is a pic. I did film it but don't know how to upload a video. I was so stuck and frustrated. Hope this help the next guy... Can we post videos? 23 seconds long...

    Can someone please verify if #23 is correct? It looks like the wear is on the correct side but of course if it's been wrong all along.. I do believe I've had it open this far before. Maybe the paint shop stressed it? I'm just happy to be past this just in time for the street sweeper!

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  2. Ross Wooldridge

    Ross Wooldridge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Glad you got it solved!!
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Upload the video to YouTube, then copy the link and paste here.
     
  4. MBar

    MBar Active Member

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    Thank you... Here is a very short video close-up of the tailgate hinge and how I now have to close the tailgate until I get around to a better solution (if ever lol). Thank you everyone for the replies :)

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  5. '66 Fury I

    '66 Fury I Member

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    Beautiful wagon! Perhaps a spot of weld or a shim carefully placed might solve the problem. Probably just a case of wear over the years. Enjoy your great car!! Lindsay
     
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