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Anyone ever replace their tailgate before!?

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by HiFinest Shiggz, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Jan 3, 2014 at 3:15 AM
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    HiFinest Shiggz

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    Debating whether or not to pay for a replacement tailgate or pay someone to pull the dents out. Long story short there was a scuffle near my truck and now there's 6-8 nice dents in my tailgate. Now I'm looking at either paying couple hundred to have someone pull the dents or couple hundred for a replacement tailgate. Only problem I see with getting a replacement is the camera feature? Thoughts, suggestions, advice!?
     
  2. Jan 3, 2014 at 3:22 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Camera is in the latch isn't it? Move the latch/camera over to other tailgate. Only problem I see is finding one same color as your truck and not having to paint a dent-free one. Scuffle you say? Scuffles usually don't leave dents, musta been a fight or brawl..............probably involving some damn hippy haoles. MG is a popular color so you may luck out finding one the same color. Good luck.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2014 at 8:36 AM
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    luka

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    had to replace mine a few weeks old after someone put a nice vertical dent. Think it was around $1300 for a shop to paint a new one and replace it.

    It all comes apart pretty easy so you could probably just have a shop paint a new one and re-assemble it with all of your existing stuff.

    You could have a place pop the dents out too, due to the poor strength design, you can access everything after you take the plastic cover off.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2014 at 8:41 AM
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    kcbmx

    kcbmx doing my thing.

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    Im on my 3rd one, but its ok i keep finding them used for no more than 200 bucks.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM
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    Kala

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    make um pay. dents dont come out easy on 05up gates…and like luka said, its easy to dismantle.

    ive been looking for a replacement for awhile..but mines gonna get hammered again one way or another
     
  6. Jan 4, 2014 at 3:19 AM
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    HiFinest Shiggz

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    What are some good junk yards I could possibly contact!?
     
  7. Jan 4, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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    raycie

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    Not sure, but sadly there will be one showing up in a junkyard soon... Saw a tacoma that (somehow) flipped on its side leaving the house up makakilo yesterday. The driver looked ok, but there was an ambulance on scene. Hope everyone is ok. The tacoma obviously was not... altar the whole drivers side.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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    Airframes Chief

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    Ikaika, did you try calling Abe's auto recycling? I have used them before for my old Chevy truck and at the time I saw a lot of newer model cars/trucks on their lot. They also told me about other places that might have what I was looking for since they didn't have one part I needed. There is also one behind Cutter Ford Aiea next to the bike path that some friends of mine used before. Anyways Google "Oahu auto recycling" and plenty junk yards will show up. Good luck my braddah, Aloha!
     
  9. Jan 5, 2014 at 6:31 PM
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    CBoy808

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    Try call Vadim Roud (Island Dent Repair) 808-221-1486

    He does GREAT work its paintless dent removal

    he worked miracles on my old TL that has some really sharp dents (looked like somenoe stabbed the door with an ice pick over and over)

    cost me 150.00 total for 3 panels. I'm sure he can quote you.



    very soft spoken guy, lives in Hawaii Kai but is mobile I believe....
     
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