Once the hinge nuts are welded in place, you can bolt the tailgate in place, and using clamps, attach the tailgate cable brackets to an appropriate point so that the tailgate is perfectly level when open. The drawing has dimensions for the locations of those holes, but in case there are any variations in the tub or whatever, it's a good idea to clamp things as shown below to exactly locate the brackets. Once they're located and clamped, drill holes in the tailgate frame based on the holes in the brackets, bolt them in place, and weld the nuts to the inside of the frame.
The 1995-2003 Toyota Tacoma Tailgate Cable from Replacement fits, among other variants, the 3.4L V6 5VZFE VIN: V FI Naturally Aspirated GAS , 2.7L 4 Cyl 3RZFE VIN: U FI Naturally Aspirated GAS, 2.4L 4 Cyl 2RZFE VIN: U FI Naturally Aspirated GAS, 2.4L 4 Cyl 2RZFE VIN: U FI Naturally Aspirated GAS, 3.4L V6 5VZFE VIN: V FI Naturally Aspirated GAS and 2.7L 4 Cyl 3RZFE VIN: U FI Naturally Aspirated GAS engine types of the DLX submodel of the 1995 Toyota Tacoma, the SR5 submodel of the 1995 and 1996 Toyota Tacoma and the Pre Runner submodels of the 2001, 2002 and 2003 Toyota Tacoma.
Rider Tailgate Lowering Links, Patent Number 8,070,206, are a product that allows you to use your tailgate in a lower position. For many applications, the tailgate can be lowered between 3 and 5.25 inches without any modification to your pickup truck. The lowering links are installed by simply detaching the end of the tailgate support cable from the bedside and inserting the extension links between the support cable and the bedside.
The Rider Tailgate Lowering Links are one of six Patented concepts that allow the tailgate to be used in positions other than the conventional open and closed positions. In the not so distant future look for additional products that will allow you to replace your original equipment tailgate cables with adjustable length cables that permit you to use your tailgate in both lower and higher positions.
Two of the Six Patented concepts are ideally suited for Original Equipment Manufacturers. To find out more on these concepts, .