Tailgate supports and latches
Since my tailgate is custom built, I needed to come up with a way to latch it and support it when open. If you've followed any of my build, you may have noticed that I either make my parts or repurpose parts from other cars. To latch my tailgate I used seat belt buckles. The particular buckles that I used were found in Fords. The supports were made from some scrap stainless that I had laying around the shop. I mocked the supports out of wood to determine position of the tailgate when open and then cut the stainless to match. Some cutting, welding, a few stainless bolts and a lot of polishing.