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factory defect tailgate
#1413904 Mon Jun 14 2021 09:08 PM
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Someone local to me has a chevy tailgate for sale which has some letters upside down. He claims it came from the factory that way. This seems hard to believe unless the letters were not stamped at one time. But even if it's possible I'm surprised GM would let one get out like that. Has anybody ever heard of anything like this?

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Re: factory defect tailgate
jfnar #1413910 Mon Jun 14 2021 09:56 PM
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It looks to me like your looking at the inside of the tailgate.

EDIT: The seller is right, it did come from the factory that way. I think he is looking at the wrong side! Here is a picture of the inside of a tailgate from a 60-66 fleetside.

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Re: factory defect tailgate
jfnar #1413916 Mon Jun 14 2021 10:37 PM
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Yep, it's upside-down, and looking at the inside


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Re: factory defect tailgate
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Re: factory defect tailgate
jfnar #1413927 Mon Jun 14 2021 11:57 PM
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Yes, you are correct. I stopped and looked at it. It's upside down in the picture. Turn it over and the letters are correct.


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Re: factory defect tailgate
jfnar #1413939 Tue Jun 15 2021 01:57 AM
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Is it April 1st again?


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Re: factory defect tailgate
jfnar #1414897 Fri Jun 25 2021 05:10 PM
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Have you tried a mirror?


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Re: factory defect tailgate
jfnar #1414926 Fri Jun 25 2021 08:42 PM
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I suppose the seller is asking a premium since it is a rare factory defect.


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