Originally Posted by babywag
poorly made china stuff
several folks claim the handle splines/regulator shaft strip easily.
find a good auto electric shop to rebuild the motor
or, update to a 79-newer regulator/motor.
minor wiring changes but easier to find than early motor
I second this opinion. I am currently rebuilding a tailgate motor for a customer for a 70 Wagoneer. I have had to fabricate quite a few parts for it. And I haven't been able to find another motor that is that style. I am almost finally done rebuilding it. It has been a long process with all these shipping issues, everything being on back-order and all the fab work involved that I would normally not do on a tailgate motor. But I was curious about this one and how it worked, because it was the first one I have worked on that was this style. Not going to lie. It has been much more of a challenge than I originally expected, but I am hard-headed and am not going to let it beat me.
I am also doing a tailgate regulator/motor/switch/wiring assembly conversion for someone with the 76 style to a 79 and newer version.