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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-18-05, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Tailgate or Net?

Hi,
I have recently bought a used 85 F150.The Tailgate is missing.Can't find one on any of the junkyards around Spokane.A friend suggested I should just get a net because my gasmileage would get much worse if I installed a real tailgate.Is that true?I'm getting about 13 mpg right now(351 w edelbrock)
Any suggestions where I might find a used tailgate or a net?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-19-05, 04:33 PM
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Re: Tailgate or Net?

i dont know where you would get a tailgate or net..but i know that if you leave your tailgate up it doesnt make much impact on your gas mileage until you get up to around 55MPH. although i leave mine down almost all the time. and tailgate's make great seats, or even work benches.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-19-05, 09:13 PM
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Tail gate up or down?

Hi

Came across this web page on the effects of driving with the tail gate up or down, as well as having a camper shell on or off. I figured the camper shell on was bad for mileage, but according to this site the most efficient way to travel is with the tail gate up.

Here's the link: Tail Gate Up or Down?

Guess I'll go back to keeping the gate up.

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