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How do I fix the latch on the tailgate of a 1978 ford truck, the rods inside have become unhooked off the latch

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There are two little plastic or metal clips that you can get at any parts store. if you need parts or diagrams for it, you might look at lmctrucks.com. That is a great truck, and an easy repair. once you have the clips, you need to take off the three 1/2 bolts that hold the handle to the gate, and that will give you enough room to install the clips to the rods. then re-attach the bolts.

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