Join Date: May 2010
Location: Saskatoon SK Canada
2005 Supercharged Slingshot
The hinges are like arms on both sides of the tailgate that go inside the tailgate. The fasteners are torx head, 2 on each outer side of the tailgate and are painted the same color as your truck. Basically the same with the support cables, if I'm not mistaken they are 1/2". You undo those 3 fasteners on each side and it slides right out.
You'll also have to find a junction in the wire to the brake light in the center of the tailgate. The wire runs along the upper LH tailgate hinge under a plactic clip. I just cut mine right in the middle and spliced it back together when I reinstalled it.
Hope this helps.