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Having just purchased a home. My wife and I decided the entire house belonged to her except for the garage and back porch and the yard. She may have made a mistake! A friend gave me this old Ford tailgate after I told him I was decorating my back porch in vintage Gas station/ feed store style. I decided to make a working bench out of it while also using it for decoration. This is how I did it!
Start with one old rusty tailgate…
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All the parts needed to mount it to the wall…
- 2- 2 1/2″ X 8″ stove bolts
- 2- 20″ X 1 1/2″ angle iron
- 1- 6′ X 1 1/2″ angle iron
- 1- 6′ X 1/8″ pipe or 1/2″ rebar
- 2- medium snap rings
- 4- 1/2″ flat washers
- 1- 1 1/2″ X 1/4-20 allen head bolt
Use a 5/8″ drill bit to drill a hole in the center of the pivot on each end of tailgate.
Lay angle iron flush with side of tailgate and mark and drill 5/8″ holes in the angle like so.
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