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Tailgate Bracket

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With the tire carrier installed, the cast aluminum tailgate bracket was next. This unit is also made from cast aluminum and installs directly to the OE tailgate using extension mounting hardware. This bracket serves as the foundation for a linkage system that allows the swing-out to follow the tailgate when the factory latch is used. Here Evans is adjusting one of the two link arms that tie the swing-out carrier to the tailgate.