Older trucks and base model trucks may need a small part change to accomodate the Multi-Function Tailgate. This change takes less than five minutes and requires no modification to your truck other than replacing one part with another.
The Multi-Function 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.