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keldrick1 11-12-2011 09:40 AM

Tailgate Direct Replacement Needed
 
I have a 2011 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn in black. I dinged my tailgate and now need a replacement. Can you get them already in OEM color match so I don't have to get them painted? Let me know. Thanks.

keldrick1 11-12-2011 09:54 AM

By the way this is the truck:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e.../KelsTruck.jpg

DOZER 11-12-2011 12:34 PM

I would think having it repaired would be far cheaper than replacing it. That is of course if it is only dinged and not mangled. Most body shops can do a paintless repair or know someone that does. How bad did you mess it up?

Stainless 11-12-2011 07:20 PM

No it will have to be painted, unless you can find someone selling one that is painted.

keldrick1 11-13-2011 03:39 PM

I had a guy at a bodyshop look at it and he suggested finding a factory replacement because the dent goes through 2 different body lines.

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...s/da384538.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...s/36350ea9.jpg

CajunDodge 11-13-2011 04:01 PM

Ouch! From the looks of it, might just be better to replace it, though I don't see why a quality shop couldn't repair it, those creases are precisely stamped pieces of metal and like Stainless said, unless you find someone selling a painted one, gonna have to have it painted. Good luck getting it fixed though!

- Cajun

GTyankee 11-13-2011 05:18 PM

MP-55277397AE E1 OEM Tailgate - 2009-2011 Dodge Ram 1500 & 2010-2011 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 $ 334.95 a New Hampshire company, it will be primered
http://www.jimsautoparts.com/mopar_p...ates%20etc

you might try this Dodge Dealer, they also sell on eBay
Steve White Motors 3470 US Highway 70 Newton, NC 28658

some companies sell tailgate Shells, you would have to use your parts to make a complete assembly


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