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Tubing lift gate?
« on: July 29, 2018, 10:40:27 pm »
Has anyone attempted to build a tubing lift gate? I am going to start on the doors but was also considering the lift gate too? I know exhaust could be an issue but my pipe is stopped before the rear tire and aimed out the side.
Any thoughts?
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    Re: Tubing lift gate?
    « Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 10:04:27 am »
    Has anyone attempted to build a tubing lift gate? I am going to start on the doors but was also considering the lift gate too? I know exhaust could be an issue but my pipe is stopped before the rear tire and aimed out the side.
    Any thoughts?

    The problem I'm seeing with this idea is, the area behind the truck is a low pressure zone and exhaust fills in that void with dangerous carbon monoxide. Even though your exhaust pipe dumps before the rear, that gas will migrate into that low pressure zone. Without the tailgate, this gas will enter the cab. The only way to prevent this is to either get rid of the low pressure area, or make the pressure in the cab higher (positive pressure)

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