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Bent Tailgate Replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lsocoee, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Mar 4, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Moderator

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    Has anyone recently gotten their tailgate replaced under warranty? What did the bend look like and how did you bend it?
     
  2. Mar 4, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    mine was bent (in the first month of owning the truck no less:mad:) by a 400lb brush mower falling off my loading ramp when at the top (just about at the tailgate) and getting hooked on and suspended after falling about 1-1/2 feet. Basically it bent the whole edge of the tailgate down by about 2 to 3" when measured in the middle, sorry, I dont have a pic of what it looked like though. Mine was replaced via the TSB in November with no questions/hassle at all, same as all the other TSBs i've had done on my truck. Here is the thread I started on how I reinforced mine before I knew about the TSB, and to keep it from happening again.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    lsocoee

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    yeah, that thread is what reminded me about how I need to get my tailgate replaced, I'm just waiting for them to deny me.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    br217398

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    here is mine..... but id like to know how people fixed it while being out of warantee....
     
  5. Mar 11, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    THATS WHAT MINE LOOKED LIKE.. I got a new of the truck to solve that problem....
     
  6. Mar 11, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    im a little confused.... how did you solve it??:confused::D
     
  7. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    duckcmdr If it flies it dies!!

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    You don't know what a new of a truck is?? man I don't know how it could be a clearer.


    Wow my fingers were typing something other than what i was thinking. Thats funny shit. I'll try that again.... I got a new truck... Yeah thats it.:D
     
  8. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    haha damn... i thought i was crazy for a second and i re-read it no offence its like WTF??? HAHA THANKS for the clarification
     
  9. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    duckcmdr

    duckcmdr If it flies it dies!!

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    No offense taken.. that won't be the last crazy typing my fingers do.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    lsocoee

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    so how much weight would bend a tailgate like that??? I want to make sure that I don't bend my tailgate while I'm still under warranty.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    br217398

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    i have a 749lb. motorcycle that did that...... was gonna load it up for a road trip... and as i pushed it up the ramp.... that happened. i was pissed for a while, but i figured ill learn to fix the damn thing myself
     
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