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Best $2 spend

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by taco06, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    taco06

    taco06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I visted my local junk yard and decided to add a locking gas door on my tacoma. I found the handle off an old toyota mini van and the locking mechanism of a nissan altima. Was not hard to do.I was goin to add the handle inside but I could not find space for it. Cost only 2 bucks!
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  2. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    Very clever. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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  4. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    TacticalBacon13

    TacticalBacon13 Sorry for party rockin'

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    nice you should def do a right up for this.:thumbsup:
     
  5. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    jholland52

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    very good idea, def do a write up. i would do it!
     
  6. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    kickass mod dude!
     
  7. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    brandob9

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    Nice stuff!

    For extra credit, since it is a moving mechanism, you should be able to expand the system to include an electronic actuator, and therefore a tie-in with the vehicle locking system. All the old Benz's did this.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    LBtaco

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    very cool, now I know where to look when I is stealzin yer gas :rofl:

    I need to start hitting up the junk yards round here
     
  9. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    taco06

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    Yea I know what you mean.My 02 mini cooper had this which I liked.Maybe later Ill move the handle up front soon as I find a better handle.
     
  10. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    Awesome idea! Only one thing... the gas cap door still has the little bump to put your finger in and pull the door open, and it looks like you just glued the locking peace to the door.... wouldn't take much to rip that off. Unfortunately, but good idea none the less so Rep to you ser!
     
  11. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    I read the title and thought you found a good hooker. jk.

    Nice job. Good idea.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    X2
     
  13. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    taco06

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    It has 2 screws in the back and I used E600, Industrial glue. Ima need the hump cus I dont have a spring to pop it out when I pull on the latch. Hopefuly it will give enough resistance to discouraged any 1 doing harm to my baby.
     
  14. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Great MOD.:thumbsup:
     
  15. Jul 15, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    What are those other 3 things in the cap area? I do not recognize them.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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  17. Jul 15, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    "OldManTan" Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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  18. Jul 16, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    dalesrn

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    I don't know much about automotives, but I am trying to learn. What are the breathers for?
     
  19. Aug 29, 2014 at 10:35 PM
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    taco06

    taco06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    update....It's been 5 years and still working like a champ. Bumping for those who are looking for something to do.
     
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