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Old 06-23-2007, 09:25 AM   #1
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I was in the process of completely removing my tailgate bowtie using a 'credit card' and gently pryed it away and it appears there are two little plastic tabs that will result in two holes in the tailgate if the bowtie is completely removed. Any thoughts??
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Old 06-23-2007, 01:47 PM   #2
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There are two holes left in the sheet metal if you completely remove it. :ack:
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:53 PM   #3
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can you guy post some pics of the holes?

Im guesssing the front has the same thing?
I think the front would look 10x better with just a straight line and no bowtie

I guess we can always bondo the 2 holes or cover it with something
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If you want that clean smooth look, then you can purchase the Yukon version of that piece. It has no holes or decals on it. I think that they are about $65 but you have to have it painted.
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Hmm, so you mean get a yukon grill? What piece do you mean?
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There are two holes left in the sheet metal if you completely remove it. :ack:
That is what I thought...I am going to replace the entire thing with a billet bowtie...
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Hmm, so you mean get a yukon grill? What piece do you mean?
He's talking about the bezel surrounding the rear license plate. There's two holes after you remove the chrome portion of the bowtie.
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That is what I thought...I am going to replace the entire thing with a billet bowtie...
On the rear, if you just remove the plastic gold bowtie, you are left with basically a chrome bowtie unlike the front which has three holes exposed when you remove the gold portion. If you remove the chrome portion on the rear, then there are two holes. I read on another forum where it is difficult to remove the rear chrome portion as you have to remove the wiper motor. :ack:
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On the rear, if you just remove the plastic gold bowtie, you are left with basically a chrome bowtie unlike the front which has three holes exposed when you remove the gold portion. If you remove the chrome portion on the rear, then there are two holes. I read on another forum where it is difficult to remove the rear chrome portion as you have to remove the wiper motor. :ack:
Why would you have to remove anything?? I almost had the entire rear bowtie (chrome and gold) off when I peaked and saw the two plastic pegs sticking out...you don't have to remove anything to remove the rear hatch bowtie....just use a credit card like object to work between bowtie and body until their is not enough tacky glue to hold it on...then clean the area and slap on a new polished billet bowtie...simple.
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Why would you have to remove anything?? I almost had the entire rear bowtie (chrome and gold) off when I peaked and saw the two plastic pegs sticking out...you don't have to remove anything to remove the rear hatch bowtie....just use a credit card like object to work between bowtie and body until their is not enough tacky glue to hold it on...then clean the area and slap on a new polished billet bowtie...simple.
You just removed the plastic gold portion then. As I said previously, if you remove the chrome portion also, you'll have two holes.
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