Ford F-150 Tailgates and Liftgates
To get the most out of the Ford F-150’s cargo-carrying potential, it’s important that the tailgate or liftgate on your truck is functioning properly. There are a variety of components that are available as both replacement parts and additional attachments. Replacement parts help keep your pickup truck at peak operating condition.Is there a part that helps control the tailgate drop?
The Dee Zee DZ43203 Tailgate Assist for the F-150 pickup truck is one piece that works in conjunction with your pickup’s existing cables. It provides extra support by controlling the lift and speed of the tailgate and liftgate. It’s equipped to handle heavy loads. This item comes complete with all the hardware and doesn’t require any drilling into the vehicle. The gas shock allows ease of maneuvering the tailgate when your hands are full. The assist concept works on any size pickup truck engine.Are there replacement handles for the Ford F-150 tailgate?
There are as many different types of tailgate and liftgate handles as there are classes and years of F-150s. Each of the handles will include the applicable springs and clips as well as the keyhole. These handles come in different colors as well as solid chrome.Are there parts to help align your tailgate?
One item that might assist with getting your tailgate back on track is the Tailgate Hinge Pivot Bushing Insert Kit. The Dorman kit, for example, supplies bushings that are plated for rust-resistance. The kit provides proper alignment, and matches the original equipment manufacturer specs.What is an F-150 model tailgate protector?
A tailgate cap protector guards the truck's finish against signs of wear and tear. The truck molding cap in black fits snugly on the top edge of the tailgate where cargo slides across and hands rest when opening and closing. It gives the pickup a finished look while keeping it clean and scratch-free.
You might decide that a full tailgate protector is required. An option like DeeZee's Brite-Tread offers a full stainless steel guard that fits across the top edge, and covers the entire interior tailgate on the vehicle. It bolts onto the Ford F-150's existing tailgate.Are there tailgate nets for the Ford F-150?
Tailgate nets are another option for your F-150. These nets are constructed of reinforced fabric to secure your cargo. The nylon fringe prevents wear and fraying. A tailgate net kit will include hardware to attach the part your pickup.