Restoring a vintage car or truck, such as a First Generation Ford F-100, is a time-honored tradition automotive enthusiasts of all generations can enjoy. The benefits of owning a fully rebuilt F-100 are second-to-none, but it certainly requires a great deal of intense labor, regardless of the year.
In addition to refurbishing the transmission and engine compartment, you must weld scores of OE body & sheet metal parts into place. While the front is home to the lion’s share of the restoration project, it is important to give the F100 tailgate area the attention it deserves as well.
Along with the taillights, the Ford F100 tailgate is the signature exterior component at the rear of the vehicle and is responsible for keeping your cargo inside the truck. Part of the appeal of owning a Ford pickup is popping your F100 tailgate and enjoying a drive-in movie, a ballgame, or simply a visit with friends.
In addition to the tailgate itself, the rear of the truck is home to a host of F-100 tailgate accessories, including the handle, the decorative panel, and a number of hardware components that help keep everything together.
After many years of serving you well, however, chances are that your original F-100 tailgate and/or its supporting parts could be near the end of the road. You might not realize it in real-time, but your Ford F100 tailgate door experiences a great deal of wear and tear every time that you yank it open or slam it shut.
Similarly, like every other exterior part of the vehicle, your F100 tailgate is always subject to harm as a result of the elements and debris kicked up from the tires. Driving around with an impaired tailgate area not only looks bad but also presents a slew of safety risks.
Find the Best F-100 Tailgates & Tailgate Components at CJ’s
When it comes time to upgrade a vehicle’s exterior, it is likely that the noticeable parts, such as the grille , the hood, and the other prominent components are the first things that come to mind. In order to complete the look of your build, however, it would behoove you to give the rear area some TLC as well. Luckily for you, CJ’s is your one-stop-shop for the best F100 tailgates and tailgate accessories around!
CJ’s proudly carries a large selection of replacement F100 tailgates that will directly replace your damaged or missing component from the factory. The Ford F-100 tailgates from CJ’s are manufactured to the same specs and dimensions as your classic pickup’s original tailgate, so you know it'll be a perfect fit. It can be expensive and time-consuming if you need to repair extensive rust damage to your truck’s body, so it makes perfect sense to invest in a replacement F100 tailgate as soon as possible!
In addition to tailgates, CJ’s sells a plethora of F100 tailgate components by year, including door hinges, door handles, tailgate panels, truck bed assemblies, and full body kits. Be sure to note your truck’s correct year before you purchase any new F-100 tailgate components from CJ’s.