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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-28-03, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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confused external ute hinge...why?

just wondering why modern ford ute tailgates have the external hinges?

IMO, it seems to make back look cluttered particularly on the otherwise sleek BA, is there a practical advantage?

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On my XF ute it sort of 'lifts' the tail gate so it is level with the tray to provide a flat surface, it also helps to clear the tow ball.
Thats all the advantages I can see.

XF died, Now It's a 6-cyl Cortina!
Rear ended 3 times, 4 close calls.
All while I was stationary, still counting the idiots..
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