Now you need to position the upper pivot for the link assembly. Fold the link assembly as it would be when the tailgate is shut and lift the tailgate to the closed position. The link should be hanging vertical. Using a 3/8-inch bit, place the drill bit through the slotted end of the link assembly as shown. Lift the drill bit to the top of the slot. Lightly drill the bedside with the drill bit just to leave a mark. Do this for both bedsides.