Recently a friend and I went on a trip from ohio to texas for his friends wedding and to go junkyard hopping. I kept looking for panels for my 75 unfortunately the only tailgate I found for my 75 was damaged and rotted... I did see a raised letter tailgate on an early 80s truck. I had a thought to buy it then said no. But now I am wondering is the swap possible? Needless to say he found everything he needed rust free I found zip. So if an early 80s tailgate is swappable with even slight modding and would look ok id do it.