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Old 11-21-2014, 02:11 PM
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Tailgate Mod for 2008 F250

I am disabled and sometimes need the use of a wheel chair. Because my injuries are service connected I was issued a power scooter from the VA. They also had a lift installed in the back of truck. The clearances that I have to get the chair in and out are minuscule. This and I need to find a way to tie down the chair (It has bounced and broke a camper shell window, to the tune of $450).

The Tie Down thing I think I have figured out. However it would be better if I could find a way to make the tailgate swing from right to left instead of down when opening. I have seen this mod on vehicles in passing, but now I need the nitty-gritty to do this on my truck.

Does anyone know of hinges that can be installed that will make the gate swing right to left to open?

The ones I have seen in the past allowed you to work the gate in both directions - lowered (as it originally does) and swing (right to left or left to right).

Any help would be much appreciated.
My truck is a 2008 F250 Lariat, 6 1/2ft box. (Picture to come)

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I haven't been able to find much on this. Other then one thing I was reading was similar and they Said an option could be old station wagon Ltd hinges. I would think that their is some kind of kit out for this. Hope some one can help.
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