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Thread: Tail Gate Net?

Revvin Up
Posts: 56
posted March 17, 2013 07:47 AM

Tail Gate Net?

I was wondering if anyone had a picture of a 74 repu or maybe even a courior with the tail gate delete/Net mod? My tailgate is in poor shape and the latches keep coming unlocked and dropping the gate, it's really annoying lol.

i deleted the tailgate and used a net on my old 71 chevy and actually noticed a little better acceleration on the highway from reduced drag (assuming) and i saw an added 3 mpg average. on a truck that got 12 mpg usually it was a pretty big deal. i can only assume it would do the same gains if not better on the little repu.

but anywho...if anyone happens to have a pic please post it. if i come across the spare cash i may just go buy one and to it next weekend. if all else fails i can always put the tailgate back on...
74 Mazda Repu-20/22r toyota hybrid swap (working on 302/T5 swap)
83 Mazda rx7-302 swap,t-56, N2o
82 Mazda rx7-460 swap, 4 speed, working on boost
78 Ford F-250 4x4-420 hp 400M, C6, 7" lift
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86 Ford Ranger 4x4-1/2 ton axle's, 63"leafs, vw TDI swap
53 GMC 1/2 ton Pickup-Vortec 5.3 swap, T350, 9"
83 VW Cabriolet-16vaba-T swap
95 VW Golf-Harlequin Project
81 Chevy El Camino-Gutted (5.3 vortec victim)


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1st Gear
Posts: 12
posted May 24, 2013 02:43 PM

Oddly enough due to the low pressure zone created in the bed with the tailgate up it gets better mileage with a tailgate on/up. They had it myth busters a few times here's a link to one:
1979 RX-7
1975 REPU
1988 Turbo II
2004 Mazda 6s

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posted May 29, 2013 11:28 AM

Agreed. Tail gate up. Then everyone can see what it's powered by.

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