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$75 eBay "tailgate reinforcement"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoTuesday1, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. Aug 23, 2020 at 11:18 PM
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    TacoTuesday1

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  2. Aug 23, 2020 at 11:23 PM
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    BKinzey

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    Looks like it would work, also looks like crap. Check the thickness, this one is 1/16".
     
  3. Aug 24, 2020 at 4:35 AM
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    Bajatacoma

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    Looks like crap and makes my knees hurt thinking about crawling into the bed to grab something. I've got a couple of bags of paver sand in the back of my truck right now, I can imagine dragging them out over that with those bolt heads would probably elicit some words that the neighbor's kids don't need to hear.
     
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  4. Aug 24, 2020 at 5:34 AM
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    Pigpen

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    Plywood would be more practical.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2020 at 5:39 AM
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    Naveronski

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    I think it looks like crap, on par with Autozone glue-on chrome.
     
  6. Aug 24, 2020 at 5:42 AM
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    fatfurious2

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    Not sure why youd want to put a molle panel there. Sure you could attach stuff when the tailgate is closed, but when its open, that stuff is just in the way. And like someone else said.. thickness
     
  7. Aug 24, 2020 at 6:13 AM
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    Larzzzz

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    Where's the strength in that? It's a flat sheet? If it was bent to fit over the top it would be a hell of a lot stronger
     
  8. Aug 24, 2020 at 6:14 AM
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    Looks like the bottom portion would get filled with dirt/debris and the only way to clean would be to remove the reinforcement panel. I'll pass.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2020 at 9:59 AM
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    wont do a damn thing for reinforcement.... flat sheet n all.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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  11. Aug 25, 2020 at 8:14 PM
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    Notoneiota

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    Looks horrible. I'd put it under the existing cover. Not over it.
     
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  12. Aug 25, 2020 at 8:17 PM
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    That looks like a class A knee destroyer.
     
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  13. Aug 25, 2020 at 10:47 PM
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  14. Aug 25, 2020 at 10:51 PM
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    I don’t understand the need for it. Tacos have a great liner already. What would be the point of that: a spider nest, gravel catcher, butt scratcher...I just couldn’t pick a more useless need for it.
     
  15. Aug 26, 2020 at 7:04 AM
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    Doesn't look like that would do much
     
  16. Aug 26, 2020 at 10:11 AM
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    Sounds pretty negative in here. The city boys with mall crawlers can’t even imagine what this might be for. If I designed one it would be about twice as thick and use countersunk fasteners. Also use a beveled edge so as not to catch when unloading bags of sand. Finally bring it up over the top of tailgate because that right angle would add more strength.

    I used to haul round bales of hay and dry they weigh hundreds of pounds but wet it’s even worse. Rolled one off the back and that wimpy tailgate does flex in the middle, I know this from experience LOL so don’t find out the hard way like I did.
     
  17. Aug 26, 2020 at 11:04 AM
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    I've been thinking I didn't have enough crevices to catch dirt. :crazy:
     
  18. Aug 26, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    More import garbage from Hooke

    lmao my favorite part about this piece of junk is the screws for the sides don’t even appear to have spacers or anything, so you’ll have probably a centimeter of just exposed screw threads.
     
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  19. Aug 26, 2020 at 11:15 AM
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