I am going to attach strips of steel to the top of the tailgate. There will be 5 equally spaced across the top. They will be 1" wide x 1/16" thick and have a curve on them to "hook" over a 1.25" diameter tube running the width of the truck; the top of each bed side is supported by this tube. The lower end of the struts are attached to the tailgate and they will be a support pad on the inside of the tailgate attached to the rear support structure. The pad will just touch the tailgate on the opposite side of the strut pad. The tailgate is the outer skin only and held on with dzus. I had to build a rear structure from CM tubing to support the bed sides, tailgate, and wing. That is what are currently working on. I'll take some more pics when we get it built. It should be soon.
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