One version of the MD Juan tailgate is meant to duplicate the military M-38 jeep tailgate. The M-38 tailgate is based on a standard Willys-Overland civilian Jeep tailgate. The flange modifications (cutouts) are not found on the MD Juan repro tailgate but the end reinforcements are duplicated accurately. The military did not allow brand names on their jeeps so the raised center panel has no WILLYS stamping. Until fairly recently this was the tailgate available from American suppliers of MD Juan reproduction parts. If you wanted a tailgate this is the one you received. In most advertisements it is still the only tailgate pictured, as in a (20K JPEG).
Early civilian Jeep tailgates through the CJ-5 were equipped with humps for attaching footman loops so the canvas top could be cinched tightly without the strap chafing the paint on the rolled-over top of the tailgate. Unless you bought a canvas top you didn't need the footman loops, so Willys provided 7/32-inch knockouts on the humps so that the dealer or the owner could easily and accurately install footman loops by simply punching out the knockouts with a drift. Over the years most knockouts have been removed from tailgates, but Lars Svensson provided us with detailed photos of the knockouts from a 1947 CJ-2A tailgate.
No automobile boasts a history of durable engineering that stands up to a genuine Jeep and their acclaim is for good reason. There are several options on the market in addition to inexpensive equipment that may provide more pleasure to the road trips. Less crucial parts of a vehicle, though not mandatory for the everyday operation of your car or truck, are still elements you should keep in top condition. A vehicle's Jeep Wrangler Tailgate is a gate or door at the back of your vehicle that is hinged and can be opened so you can store things in the back of the vehicle. A smoothly operating Tailgate is important if you must use it a lot to move things from the back of a car. If your car's Tailgate is warped, you can simply replace it by getting a new one that is designed for the make and model of your vehicle. Your Tailgate is the access door at the rear of the vehicle. A replacement Tailgate can easily be purchased is no problem to attach for home mechanics.
This part is also known as Jeep Wrangler Gate; Jeep Wrangler Lid; Jeep Wrangler Lift Gate,Back lift SUV/Van; Jeep Wrangler Tailgate; Jeep Wrangler Trunk Lid; Jeep Wrangler Decklid.