Got this idea from another member. Just used a piece of leather belt i had laying around and screwed it into the piece on the tailgate. Much easier lifting and lowering the tailgate while in the back. DSC_0730 by Mike, on Flickr DSC_0728 by Mike, on Flickr
It's been a few years, but I still have the truck. Basically I got my CDL and was Over the Road from 2018-2021, I am now local and have more time to travel on my own terms. Will be updating this thread, not much has changed with the truck though.