Re: 1976 Ranchero 500 Tailgate problem
You can try a couple things. Take the back tail lights off to access the striker from the inside to make sure it is free and nothing is binding there. Also you can take the latch handle off by lifting it up and removing the two screws then you can check the rods and the connection. There are a couple cheap pieces holding the rods at each end and they can break off not allowing you to actually release the locks on either side.