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    Default Tailgate bolt hole stripped, help

    Okay, I had a wierd rattle coming from the back when I hit small bumps. I shook the spare and found that the tailgate rattled. So I took off the spare and tried to tighten the bolts when I discovered one was freely spinning. I removed that whole hinge and discovered that there is a plate inside the tailgate that the hinge bolts screw into. One of the holes in this plate is stripped out and I have no idea how to replace it or fill the hole in a way that I can put the bolt back in securely. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    If it's one on the tube side, you can reach up and should be able to place a bolt there. I believe it's a 5/16 - 18.

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    Get a bigger bolt. =)
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