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Any pics of the tailgate hose clamp?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MikeS., Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Jun 18, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    I was reading a thread on page 8 and the photo there is now gone. Someone post some up for me, please?
     
  2. Jun 18, 2008 at 8:40 PM
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    If there isn't one by Tomorrow, I'll grab a pic off my Taco.
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    Definitely put a strip of rubber/plastic under the clamp to prevent premature rusting in that area.

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  6. Jun 19, 2008 at 4:01 PM
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    Good Idea!!
     
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    I'm totally doing that... and grinding the head off the clamp.
     
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    I didn't take the gate off to look but does a clamp on the driver side do anything?


    Also, if you grind the head off, it will be a pain to remove the clamp, if necessary.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    Why not fill in the screwdriver slot with epoxy/JB Weld? That way you could still access it with a socket and long extension but not a screwdriver. A serious thief might have a screwdriver in his bag of burglar tools, but likely would have left the socket set at his hideout.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    Climb under the truck, have someone hold the tailgate partway open and you can line up the screw on the clamp so when the tailgate is down the screw head can't be reached.:thumbsup:
     
  11. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    Well, that's the whole point, isn't it? ;) I never plan to remove my gate, but never say never. If I ever do need to, I can grind a new slot in the head in about 10 seconds with my Dremel and then take it off with a screwdriver - or just cut the clamp band.

    fletchaka, that is an EXCELLENT suggestion about positioning the clamp on the gate so it can't be accessed when the gate is down! Thanks... I'm doing that (too).
     
  12. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:42 AM
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  13. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:46 AM
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    I remove my gate when I've got to load a bunch of stuff in the truck bed. I had a forklift load a pallet of pavers in my bed (no, it wasn't full) and if I had the gate on, the driver probably would have crushed the gate trying to get the pallet all the way in. It is also much easier when shoveling sand/dirt into and out of the truck.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    Well, if you're going to be doing that sort of thing often, then my method would obviously be a bad idea. Not an issue for me. You just have to keep in mind that the easier it is for you, the easier it is for a thief - and balance your needs accordingly.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    I'm still going to do the pipe clamp, but I'll make it a little easier than grinding off the head.
     
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