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The Ram split-tailgate is real

Discussion in 'Ram, pickups, commercial trucks' started by Dave Z, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
    Staff Member Supporter

    Jan 23, 2001
    Here’s a Ram 1500 caught by KGP Photography, testing out the split tailgate system Allpar reported on quite a while back.


    KGP wrote, “A few years ago, Allpar.com discovered Chrysler/Dodge/Ram patents for a multifunctional tailgate design that is split down the middle, allowing the tailgate halves to open horizontally (barn-door style), while also enabling it to fold downward in a single piece—like a traditional pickup’s tailgate. Combining all of the possible maneuvers, the new Ram tailgate would allow for eight different configuration combinations, for maximum flexibility.”

    If you want a better idea of what it looks like in use, check out the patent drawings…


    Update: it appears that there is some sheet metal that overlaps the center gap, so the photographed tailgate could be a 50/50 split. See the full 2019 Ram 1500 page.

    Read the whole post here.
    #1 Dave Z, Nov 15, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2017
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  2. Shane Estabrooks

    Shane Estabrooks Active Member

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sure would be cool if one could upgrade current trucks to this design.:D
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