sometimes old-house renovation is hard. sometimes it results in scratches & bruises. sometimes these happen to your vehicle. so while trying to do some good to the house, some damage happened to chad's truck. this all happened a few months back, around thanksgiving actually.
basically chad was transporting 3/4" plywood sheets for our attic project in the back of his ford ranger. okay, okay - the sheets were larger than the bed of the truck and so...they came tumbling out at an intersection despite us doing similar stunts in the past and getting away with it. luckily some nice passers-by stopped to help him reload but there was some considerable damage done to the tailgate - as shown in the pictures above.
after months of searching craigslist, chad finally found a similar replacement for about $30.