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Metal Tailgate Moulding Cap Cover
« on: 08/06/18 02:12 PM »

I recall someone posting a metal cover that went on top of the plastic moulding (spoiler) of the tailgate. It was like a wide piece of angle iron attaching to the inside of the tailgate and covering the top.

My moulding got torn off last week when a kid climbed out the bed. I've caught the cap a many times myself. So, while I have some new clips coming in, I'd like something to prevent this from happening again.

Does anyone know where I can find something like this?
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Re: Metal Tailgate Moulding Cap Cover
« Reply #1 on: 08/06/18 02:33 PM »

Not metal but maybe this is the thread you remember?

http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php?topic=152439.msg2159937#msg2159937

To prevent damage to my tailgate overall I use a cargo bed slide device that way you don't have to worry about tailgate cable failures like first gen AVs , they had a recall on in certain years...
(not my brand) but similar design:
https://www.bedslide.com/
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Re: Metal Tailgate Moulding Cap Cover
« Reply #2 on: 08/06/18 03:14 PM »

I think that was it. Thanks. 
I do like the bedslide idea as well. I barely utilize the front of the bed as it's inaccessible. Avalanche is not listed though. Did you just call them with the specs?
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Re: Metal Tailgate Moulding Cap Cover
« Reply #3 on: 08/07/18 04:16 AM »

Yes I would call them because they used to make them for all year AVs. So I bet they still have plans and could make one to fit since the make one for the Chevy Colorado bed. They probably just don't have one in stock on the shelf but who knows maybe the have one on a shelf in the warehouse?
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Re: Metal Tailgate Moulding Cap Cover
« Reply #4 on: 08/08/18 04:38 PM »

That mod was done by me. I had to order a 96" long piece and they cut it down for me as the cost of shipping the 96" length was outrageous. It cost me like $40 shipped and is still holding up great.
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