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Old 06-16-2012, 08:40 AM
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Tailgate Step Delete

New truck off lot came with tailgate step which I didn't want. I work off of my tailgate and need a rather flat surface that the tailgate step handle screws up. Has anyone removed the handle? The step itself is inside of the tailgate and doesn't bother me. I was thinking of removing the handle before I get the bedliner installed so the liner will cover up the screw holes.
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Someone has already removed the step assist handle.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...sist-pole.html

Read the first entry...enjoy!
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Yep, just went to the dealer and got the access panel cover from a non-step tailgate and swapped everything out before having it line-x'd. The step is still in there, which admittedly does come in handy, but not having the pole in the way of loading is very nice.
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Better option is MAKE money on the swap as someone in your area will LUST after a step gate
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Better option is MAKE money on the swap as someone in your area will LUST after a step gate
Problem with this is that I would have to swap out the whole tailgate as the step is integrated into the tailgate mid section. The step itself is not in my way, I just need a relatively flat surface to work off of when the gate is down and the 'flagpole' is in the way..
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understand - and yes, but just offering what I've seen many want good luck !
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Well if you decide to loose the whole tailgate and it is blue, I will swap you.
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I'm in AZ I have a Brown truck if you want to swap!
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You were right on. Guys, I am going to keep the tailgate with step just going to delete the pole. Thanks for the offers. BTW, color is autumn red. Closest I could get to Aggie maroon.

I removed the pole and plastic liner today to see what I would need to do. Exposed several large access holes that I will make a steel plate to cover and then Line-X it all.
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Yep, just went to the dealer and got the access panel cover from a non-step tailgate and swapped everything out before having it line-x'd. The step is still in there, which admittedly does come in handy, but not having the pole in the way of loading is very nice.
I don't mind my step, but the pole sucks! Its all scraped and rusted from the carbides on my sleds when I load them, gonna have to do this delete as well.

How much did the non-pole panel cost you?
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I think it cost me around $90.
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purchase a table ? sorry somebody had to say it...
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