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Cable lock that tailgate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dog tired, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:35 AM
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    dog tired

    dog tired [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The hose clamp is good and I figure with the cable lock it will be better.

    Get some plastic coasted cable - Lowes
    High Tensile fence wire locks / links / connectors -- whatever they are called.
    Loop through the tailgate under the bed and use vice grips to squeeze the cable locks closed .

    pic below
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    post made so it could be linked

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  2. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:38 AM
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    SmoothFox

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    I had a pop and lock on my Dodge, I thought it was junk. Not sure how they are made these days but I like the cable and hose clamp method better.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:43 AM
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    SmoothFox

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    They are called cable ferrules.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:45 AM
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    dog tired

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    Thanks bro
     
  5. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    m1keduong

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    Nice post.

    you know for your hose clamp, i put it the other way around and tightened it up with a wrench, so hopefully it would take them even longer and think twice about stealing my tailgate. I also have the pop n lock.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    Sideways

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    I like that idea!
     
  7. Feb 6, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    Only drawback I see is if you had to remove your own tailgate for some reason. But better than losing it to some tweeked jackhole.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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  9. Feb 8, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    GeoTaco1

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    I used the clamp, then I added the Bully Taligate lock which uses a key to unlock. Now I have dual protection and the clamp screw is not easily accessible any more:

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    I like the cable idea I just need to see how you mount the cable ends???
     
  10. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    GregLee98

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    I like this. I have a power lock pop-lock. Should keep it in place. What are the clamps on the ends for?
     
  11. Jan 1, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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  12. Feb 5, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    Combining a pop lock with a hose clamp and a master tailgate lock ought to deter the thievin' critters out there.

    Thanks!
     
  13. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:37 AM
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  14. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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    ------------------------------------------------------------ Stabilus.EZDown.Tailgate http://www.ezdown.com/home.php ----------------------------------------------- Tekonsha.Primus.IQ.Trailer.brake http://www.tekonsha.com/content/default.aspx---------------------------------------------------------------- Leer 180 CC http://www.leer.com/Truck-Caps#------------------------------------------------ Firestone Air Rite Air Bags--------------------------------------Kargomaster Rack
    I was checking out the amazon reviews on this. Someone said they put on a 2012 tacoma and that it did not work. He said he could just twist it and the tail gate came off. 3 out of 3 people gave it one star out of 5. It is not rated very well on there.

    Does it work? how do you like it?
     
  15. Feb 6, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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    Good idea.
     
  16. Feb 6, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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    Never seen the masterlock/bully tailgate locks, I like them though. I have a pop & lock, which I'm pleased with. It could be built a little sturdier, I'm sure it could be broken with a good tug or two if you really tried, but it's definitely more secure than a hose clamp. I still usually leave the hose clamp on just incase, but I think someday I'll look into one of those other locks so I don't always have to pull out the screwdriver if I want to remove it.
     
  17. Nov 22, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    master lock website says it doesn't fit tacomas
     
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  18. Nov 22, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    You could use the ferrules to make loops at the ends, and then use a padlock to join them under the truck.
     
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  19. Nov 22, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    The master lock website states that it doesn't fit toyota tacoma..... Is anyone using this and does it work on the tacoma?
     
  20. Nov 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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