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My father-in-law loves my Titan. He's looking to buy a truck, and loves the swing tailgate on Honda's Ridgeline. Does anyone know if there is a swing tailgate conversion for the Titan?
 

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Guess he better buy the Ridgeline!!

The design of the Ridgeline comes from 60's and 70's Station Wagons!

It allows the door/tail gate to open from the side, or drop down.

You may be able to find and old station wagon, and with a little work.......
 

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That swing feature would be nice... If someone finds a way I'd try it. And the Ridgeline is a great truck... if you idea fun is antiquing with the wifee.
 

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I'm not picturing any practicle use for a swinging tailgate, other than to make it easier to open, and the Titan already has the Tailgate Assist....

There was a post on a new tailgate with a spare tire mount on it and I beleive it swings open. So I'm sure it can be done.
 

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Justintoxicated said:
There was a post on a new tailgate with a spare tire mount on it and I beleive it swings open. So I'm sure it can be done.
See response # 1 in this thread.
 

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Justintoxicated said:
I'm not picturing any practicle use for a swinging tailgate, other than to make it easier to open, and the Titan already has the Tailgate Assist....
How about better for reaching in to get something out.
 

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How about better for reaching in to get something out.
That would be nice, but remember, these ARE trucks aren't they??? Not mom's grocery getter.
 

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I'm not sure where you live. But there is a custom shop here in So.Cal that does custom opening tailgates among a million other crazy things. They have done a Titan with a custom tailgate that opens in the middle like barn doors and another truck with a similar tailgate but much more extreme. Their website is deviouscustoms.com

This pic shows an extreme version but gives you an idea of the quality of work they do:
 

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BuckyBadger said:
How about better for reaching in to get something out.
fair enough, never thought about that, although, anything heavy I alwayse get in the truck bed first anyways and move it to the edge of the tailgate and slide it off. But I can see your point, it might help a bit if you had a bed cover. But I put groceries in the backseat not in the bed anyways ;)
 

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I would think twice about committing to a conversion. The length and weight of the tailgate will put a fair amount of leverage onto the side hinges and in time, you will run into latch alignment problems. I remember those old 60's and 70's station wagons,where the rear swing doors needed to be lifted up when closing just to get it to latch right. Is it really worth the trouble?
 

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redpickemuptruck said:
That swing feature would be nice... If someone finds a way I'd try it. And the Ridgeline is a great truck... if you idea fun is antiquing with the wifee.

you know what i cant stand...when people say the Ridgeline is a truck, it isn't it is a SUV (honda pilot)
 

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They still sell the Ridgeline??? lol I thought they would of disscontinued production cuz I hardly see ANY of them on the road so sales must be really low.
 

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Ya know, the swinging/drop tailgate and the in-bed cooler were the only 2 things I really liked about the Fridgeline. (Yes, I looked at them....No, i'm not ghey or retired, NTTAWWT :D).
Cheers, Lee S.
 

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Justintoxicated said:
fair enough, never thought about that, although, anything heavy I alwayse get in the truck bed first anyways and move it to the edge of the tailgate and slide it off. But I can see your point, it might help a bit if you had a bed cover. But I put groceries in the backseat not in the bed anyways ;)
Thats why the bottom of the seats have grocerie bag hooks.
 

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Rick Guess said:
you know what i cant stand...when people say the Ridgeline is a truck, it isn't it is a SUV (honda pilot)
Amen brutha

A honda salesman was leaning against one in a showroom talking to us and i asked him when honda was gunna make a truck. He looked so confused! I said. "thats not a truck i dont know what that is"
 
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