1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks1987 - 1996 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 and larger pickups - including the 1997 heavy-duty F250/F350+ trucks
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Hey guys I have a 94 F350 XLT and like most of them with the brushed chrome panel on the tailgate and the plastic insert that is loose and broken.
We want to keep it mostly stock but need a nicer looking gate. What have you guys done here?
I would personially go painted tail gate my self if i could find it in the same color as my truck check your local you pull or what ever if you havent done so already. LMC and NPD are two other places I can think of off the top of my head as well!
Thank guys. I would agree that I like the painted ones better.
I did see one last week that was painted with the blue oval in the lower left hand corner and the F350 plastic emblem in the upper right hand corner - looked sharp - so do you think that was custom made using one from an XL?
1. Or is there another year that fits our body style that doesn't look like out of place?
2. Can a guy buy a brand new one somewhere? (aftermarket or otherwise) without spending a fortune?
3. If the silver trim piece is taken off is it a regular (XL) tailgate with a few holes in it that can be painted up ? (Mine is a Texas truck with NO rust).
I looked at my local yard and ALL the Ford tailgates were already gone except for the rusted out ones of course!!
I have 2 tailgates for my '96 XLT...one is stone stock original with am untouched aluminum trim piece-the other I made to look like a '97 with the emblem...I usually run with the '97-style as I don't want to mess up the stock one. That trim piece, if needed will run you into 2nd mortgage territory *when* you can find one.....
We either make ourselves happy or miserable.
The amount of work is the same.
I have a '97 and my tailgate has no markings or badges on it. I do have an OEM emblem for a newer Super Duty that I can drill holes for and stick it on, but I like the "FORD" stickers on the top right. Does anyone know where to get the stickers?
The older ones with the stamped letters in the center would be sweet too though.
__________________ Greg (me) "Daisy" (the truck)
1997 F-250 Heavy Duty, extended cab, long bed.
XLT 4x4, 4.10 limited slip, 7.3L PowerStroke, E4OD.
There are 37 available NOS from FoMoCo Dealers. But considing the prices...who knows what the dealers will want for it?
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- F2TZ-99425A34-A .. Styleside Tailgate Finish Panel / Obsolete
Last MSRP: $480.48 / Dealer net cost: $288.29.
Applications: 1992/96 F150/350.
HAVEN FORD in Haven KS has 1 = 620-465-2252.
HENRYETTA FORD in Henryetta OK has 1 = 918-652-0990.
WESLEY OBSOLETE PARTS in Liberty KY has 1 = 606=787-5293.
CARPENTER NOS OBSOLETE PARTS in Concord NC has 40 = 800-476-9653.
Haven will prolly be the cheapest.
No other Ford Dealer or obsolete parts vendor has any. AFAIK, it's not reproduced.
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / SoCal Chapter Member / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.
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