CJ Tailgate Conversion Kit for your TJ or YJ
This kit is designed only for converting a CJ tailgate to work on your TJ/YJ tub, this kit will not work with your factory TJ/YJ tailgate.
Do you love the look of the old school CJ tailgates, if so look no further. This is the only kit out there in the market that replaces your factory TJ/YJ swing out tailgate design into a drop down tailgate when used with a CJ tailgate. This robust drop down tailgate conversion kit is designed to easily hold over 400lbs. This kit is compatible with your factory hard or soft top. Please note that the CJ tailgate kit is best suited for those running a soft top as the CJ tailgates lock from the inside of the Jeep and if you are running a hard top you will be required to open and close the tailgate from the inside of your Wrangler.
The kit installs with minimal shop tools and installation is a snap. Drilling of four holes is required to mount the bottom of the hinge to the Jeep tub and custom fabrication is required to keep the tailgate closed as the factory CJ tailgate latch mechanism does not fit flush against the YJ or TJ bodies to keep the tailgate closed.
Engineered to last with quality hinges and cables, all metal brackets are shipped unpainted and are laser cut and formed on a press brake. Note, the tailgate is not included with this kit.
Your spare tire will need to be attached with an after market swing out tire carrier. This kit is compatible with either a bumper mounted tire carrier or a tub mounted tire carrier. There are dozens of designs and manufactures to pick form depending upon your requirements and the amount you are looking to spend.
A drop down tail gate has many ideal uses, here are a few that previous customers have sent to us.
This kit is only for converting a CJ tailgate to work on your TJ/YJ tub.