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I am replacing the tailgate torsion bar in my 2008 f350 and

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I am replacing the tailgate torsion bar in my 2008 f350 and I need to replace the pinch block that retains the non pivot side of the torsion bar. My local Ford dealer can't find the part I need. I need the torsion bar retainer and the two bolts that hold it in place. Can you help?
JA: Are you fixing your F350 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I am fixing it myself. The pinch block was rusted so bad I could not loosen the bolt. I had to cut the torsion bar and grind off the bolt heads and punch them out. I have the torsion bar out and a new one ready to go in but the torsion bar retainer is not reusable. I have searched the intern for a part number for the retainer but all I can find is paten information.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 month ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

Do you see the part you need in this diagram? https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/torsion.pdf

Do you see the part you need in this parts list? http://www.fordpartsgiant.com/parts-list/2008-ford-f350-super-duty/pick-up-box-tailgate-and-tonneau.html

Do you see the part you need in this diagram? https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/tailgate.png

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Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 month ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • Sorry you were not pleased with my help.
  • What would you like to do regarding your question now.
  • This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. When a post times out, that means it's no longer on my active list (you reply and I may never know it.)

Thanks Chris