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A cheap $5.00, 3 hours work, tailgate lock

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by libagui, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Feb 25, 2017 at 4:51 PM
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    libagui

    libagui [OP] Well-Known Member

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    1488076741142258367973.jpg I have come around with this tail gate lock. It is not intended to be the safest one, but for $5.00, I think is fine. Tomorrow I'll put a rivetted cover to close access to nuts.

    Closed position
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    Open position
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    Installed
     
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  2. Feb 25, 2017 at 4:56 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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  3. Feb 25, 2017 at 5:15 PM
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    I'll give you an "A" for effort, but I'd guess that anyone trying to steal a tailgate is just going to rip that out.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2017 at 5:21 PM
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    libagui

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    Yeah, like I said, not intended to be a bank locker, but could say has same safety of those sold for $70.00 or more, like this one...Screenshot_20170225-211817.jpg
     
  5. Feb 25, 2017 at 5:21 PM
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    True, if given enough time. Most thieves want the quick score because they're less likely to get caught. If it takes more than a minute or so, it will deter most of them. The determined douchebags will still take it.

    May they rot in hell forever.
     
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  6. Feb 25, 2017 at 5:29 PM
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    You are right, for thieves locks are just a task with more time. My taco was opened a few weeks ago, it took them less than 2 minutes to open the driver side door...a few weeks later they were caught.
     
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  7. Feb 25, 2017 at 6:43 PM
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  8. Feb 25, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    faststang90

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    I did the tail gate lock but some times I forget to lock it so I just added a hose clamp to the side that moves so no one can take it off with getting on the ground and undoing the hose clamp.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2017 at 8:07 AM
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    libagui

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    I have a "tonneu cover" which I custom build for my taco, so primary purpose is to keep things in there safer.1488125190276-2075441243.jpg
     

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