Thats funny how things go around in different areas of the country.81-93 gates swap straight up. The expensive and sought after newer ones with the aluminum trim and reflector go for big bucks, older plain gates are cheap.
Mine was for the same reason. And no, not kidding. I paid $100 for it. Didn't realize what it was worth until I got to talking to some mopar old timers about it. I had guys fighting over it for that price.You got to kidding me mine was a day one take off for a 5th wheel gate.
Does anyone have one I might be able to purchase? Mine completely came apart, the tac welds started pulling apart around the latching mechanism. I thought about just going to a flatbed, but I really like the look of these trucks with a working tailgate and fresh paint....Gotta love it!
The applique (trim) for this tailgate alone cost $735.00 from Dodge 6 years ago.you can get new repopped plain gates, as in no trim plate and no "dodge ram" stamp.
edit: to give you an idea of what a "new" LE style tailgate costs. i just sold my dealer take-off gate in mint condition for $1,000. was told it was worth 1500-1700.