Tailgate width year change

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Tailgate width year change

Postby SoleSurvivor » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:30 pm

HI gang,
What year did the sweptline tailgate gain a size wider? 1966? My tailgate suffered a telephone pole dropping on it and I don't think it's repairable. But the part of the tailgate with the name Fargo is still good so I was thinking of grafting that portion into a used decent shaped Dodge tailgate. Does anyone know the different width demensions? And a decent restorable tailgate they would be willing to sell in the Walnut Creek area? :lol:
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Re: Tailgate width year change

Postby powerwagon54 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:47 pm

Sweptline box gates are 61-early 65 (round tail lights) and 65-71 (oval tail lights). I have them but not in Walnut Creek area.
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Re: Tailgate width year change

Postby PwrWgnDrvr » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:13 pm

Technically, 71 is different in that it is blank, w/o the DODGE letters stamped in.
U can look at what I have when you're here :)
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Re: Tailgate width year change

Postby powerwagon54 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:27 pm

The question was when did the width of the gate change.
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Re: Tailgate width year change

Postby PwrWgnDrvr » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:28 am

Yup. And the other question was did anyone have one to sell in the Walnut Creek Area.
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Re: Tailgate width year change

Postby SoleSurvivor » Sun May 28, 2017 11:04 am

Speaking of which....what is the width of a 61-68 sweptline tailgate?
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Re: Tailgate width year change

Postby dodgeboykim » Sun May 28, 2017 12:57 pm

SoleSurvivor wrote:Speaking of which....what is the width of a 61-68 sweptline tailgate?


61 to 68 are 2 different generations. 61 to early 65 or late 65 to 71 for the wide box's . Not including the uteline tailgate. Those are all the same width for those years. :thinking :thinking
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Re: Tailgate width year change

Postby soopernaut » Tue May 30, 2017 1:24 pm

The late 65-71 are 66.25" wide.
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