Created lock for non-locking tailgate

My 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 didn’t come with a tailgate lock and after researching the parts needed, I realized it was going to cost hundreds of dollars to add a lock (just for the parts).

I decided to make locking tabs, which lock the tailgate against the rear GFC door. I still need to paint them, but they work perfectly.

You can no longer open the tailgate if the GFC door is shut and latched. Now I don’t need to worry about my stuff getting stolen.



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