Tailgate Bench

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Project by Jim posted 09-25-2015 11:40 PM 3244 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this tailgate bench for my brother for his birthday. The tailgate is from a 1950 Chevy truck that he restored. The bench is made from pine and the seat is made of cypress. The license plate is an Indiana 1963 truck plate (1963 is his birth year).


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#1 posted 09-25-2015 11:47 PM

Well I think that is very clever! Very nice conversation piece. But, if he restored the truck, doesn’t he need the tailgate?

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 09-25-2015 11:55 PM

I love this thing! Very creative, and I’m sure your brother will love it!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 09-26-2015 12:10 AM


The tailgate was in bad shape. It was cheaper to buy a new one that to fix the dents and rust in the old one.


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#4 posted 09-26-2015 01:48 AM

I love it! Chevy’s! They never die! Maybe my Chevy tall gate will be on a bench some day, not to soon I hope she’s only 14.

Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 09-26-2015 03:12 AM

Super cool. The only thing wrong is that it says Chevrolet instead of Ford. :)


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#6 posted 09-26-2015 01:47 PM

I like it. Nice work.

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#7 posted 09-26-2015 01:49 PM

What an awesome idea. Looks grrr8!

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#8 posted 09-26-2015 05:33 PM

A nice combination to make a memorable gift!

Curious, how did you find and old license plate?

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#9 posted 09-26-2015 05:50 PM

That’s cool. I’ve seen the tailgate benches before but that’s the first I’ve seen with the license plate. Very nice.

-- Gary

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#10 posted 09-26-2015 07:25 PM

Very Cool!

-- Doug...

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#11 posted 09-26-2015 07:59 PM

I’ve seen several versions of these and they really are cool!
They’re not the most comfortable things to sit in for very long, but the ARE cool as all getout!

I like yours with the tag. Need to find a 1950 tag for it.

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#12 posted 09-26-2015 10:17 PM

Love it.Nice build.

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#13 posted 10-03-2015 01:53 AM

very cool

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