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careful closing your tailgate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RelentlessFab, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Aug 16, 2008 at 5:04 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab [OP] Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    just thought i'd mention this to you guys so it doesnt happen to you. heres the deal, about a week ago i emptied my equipment out of the back of my truck to head into town and was in a bit of a rush doing it. after unloading everything, i came up on the passenger side of my truck and rapidly lifted the gate from the corner to close it, when all of a sudden, 2/3 of the way closed it popped off the hinge and landed on top of my bumper. the hinge put 2 small nicks in the plastic cover, but it still made me a little mad that it had happened. just a little warning for the rest of you guys so im the only sucker that this happens to, lol......:cool:
     
  2. Aug 16, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    yeah got to watch out for that removable tailgate. were u able to fix the dents or anything?
     
  3. Aug 16, 2008 at 5:30 PM
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    Johnson8537

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    hoseclamp mod!!:D that will fix it!
     
  4. Aug 16, 2008 at 8:18 PM
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    MikeS.

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    Thanks for the fyi.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2008 at 10:42 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    naw, havent done anything about it yet, just know to watch out for it now that its happened. the dings were in the plastic cover on top so it wasnt that big of a deal, more a surprise than anything since i must have closed that thing hundreds of times and its always gone without a hitch. hmm, yeah, i guess a hoseclamp would be a simple preventative measure against this too.
     
  6. Aug 17, 2008 at 3:24 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    I guess luck is on my side, I have done that hundreds of times and all is good, sorry for the mishap, I would be pissed.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2008 at 5:37 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Yes sir. This did happen to me once and within an hour the hose clamp was on.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2008 at 2:22 PM
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    warchi81

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    What size hose clamp are people using on the tail gate?
     
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