Older trucks and base model trucks may need a small part change to accomodate the Elongator Tailgate. This change takes less than five minutes and requires no modification to your truck other than replacing one part with another.
The Elongator Tailgate needs a rotating hinge point on the passenger side and a fixed pin on the driver side. If your truck has a factory "lift assist" or a "tailgate step" you should already have the correct parts installed.
To determine which type of hinge you have:
1) Open your tailgate compare your driver side and passenger side hinge points the the photos below.
GMC/CHEVROLET HINGE POINTS
GMC/CHEVY IMAGE 1: (PASSENGER SIDE) The truck DOES NOT HAVE a rotating hinge point. Part change REQUIRED.
GMC/CHEVY IMAGE 2: (PASSENGER SIDE). The truck HAS a rotating hinge point. Part change NOT REQUIRED.
FORD HINGE POINTS
FORD IMAGE 1: (PASSENGER SIDE). The truck DOES NOT HAVE rotating hinge point. Part change REQUIRED.
FORD IMAGE 2:(PASSENGER SIDE). The truck HAS a rotating hinge point. part change NOT REQUIRED.