What I learned from Ted's excellent tech tip and Jack Vines tip could have saved me the trouble of buying a new tailgate. This forum is the best!! A note about Mackhills M series tailgates. I bought a gate for my M5 from them. It arrived twisted as in the photo. I called the owner and he agreed to fix it. I received a another similarly twisted. When I called him again, he me that they all had a twist. A third cross country round trip shipment produced a repaired unit that I've now used. The fix was to sandblast the metal hot enough to cause the correct amount of stretching to get the twist to lay flat.
Posted on May 15, 2008, 9:16 AM from IP address 184.108.40.206