I always liked Christmas!
Tailgate installed tonight, latches ready to go in, radio delete plate installed, top cowl vent installed, sealed and adjusted. I had a lot of fun opening and closing it. It was satisfying to hear the click, click, click. Fully open, fully seated. Nice! I put very thin rubber along the back edge of the running board as a gasket to prevent squeaks. It looks really good and I suspect it will do a great job. I removed and reinstalled the heater vent ducts under the dash as I installed them backwards. I love all the pictures I took while disassembling! I also cleaned up the shop. That last one really was needed as I was running out of bench area because of so many little jobs on the https://goo.gl/photos/c8frgCWfu8Hdp8xv6
This is how she sits tonight. I've never had this much fun wrenching on any of my trucks before! My wife had to tell me to come in as I easily lose track of time.
Update on paint...just front fenders and hood to paint and this old girl is PAINTED!