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    I have a question about the bottom rivet on pickup tailgates. I have a tailgate that does NOT have a bottom pair of rivets and one that does have a bottom rivets. I am attaching pictures of each tailgate. My question is what date and years are each used? My gut feel is the rivet was added later due to a problem, so the tailgate with the rivets at the bottom of the two straps was probably the later tailgate. I would like to know when the change over was made. If anyone would post what their tailgate has as far as rivets and the date of mfg of the pickup it would be appreciated.
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