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Anyone modify their midgate to 60/40?
« on: May 16, 2020, 15:22:31 PM »

Anyone mod it so they can leave one seat up and still put long lumber in there? I have times where I'm getting 2x4's and have more than 2 people with me. I thought it'd be cool to modify it so I could leave the one seat alone and just fold down the other seat and that portion of the gate. Thoughts?
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Re: Anyone modify their midgate to 60/40?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 15:59:55 PM »

It's been done.

There are some Youtubes that show the process.

It's not something I would ever consider.

Best of luck with your project.
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Re: Anyone modify their midgate to 60/40?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 05:18:38 AM »

There is also an old thread around here somewhere from a member that did it.  Would have been a cool factory option but leakage was too mu h of a concern.
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Re: Anyone modify their midgate to 60/40?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 09:31:04 AM »

There was a thread in the GM talk back future and vision section where someone suggested a split midgate and a GM engineer replied that water leaks and trying to get a good seal would be a problem as well as issues with locking the midgate in place when up etc. and that was why GM never made one.
I believe somewhere else someone put in a boat hatch type opening so a few long items could be stuck through, never saw any long term info on leaks or durability.
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Re: Anyone modify their midgate to 60/40?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 12:39:51 PM »

I remember a post about cutting a access hole in the midgate with a hinge  on it
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Re: Anyone modify their midgate to 60/40?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2020, 14:54:05 PM »

I remember a post about cutting a access hole in the midgate with a hinge  on it
yeah,it's on page two of three of this section.  I was looking earlier but didn'thave a chance to find the thread and post a link here. Just look on the second or third page
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Re: Anyone modify their midgate to 60/40?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2020, 09:28:44 AM »

There was a thread in the GM talk back future and vision section where someone suggested a split midgate and a GM engineer replied that water leaks and trying to get a good seal would be a problem as well as issues with locking the midgate in place when up etc. and that was why GM never made one.
I believe somewhere else someone put in a boat hatch type opening so a few long items could be stuck through, never saw any long term info on leaks or durability.



Leaks were my concern as well. The idea of a hatch came to mind too. Wouldn't need much. Thank for all the info guys.
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Re: Anyone modify their midgate to 60/40?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2020, 14:30:45 PM »

Boat Hatch will work
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