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Cheap Tailgates for the 1st Gen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TRDChris, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Jun 27, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    TRDChris

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  2. Jun 27, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    tacotrd647

    tacotrd647 Resident "dude"

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    **disclaimer**

    This is just the SHELL. Not the whole tailgate.


    Just letting everyone know.:D
     
  3. Jun 27, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    TRDChris

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    I forgot to put that thanks for that
     
  4. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    That's very enticing.... My old tailgate still needs some more body work, sanding, and painting done to it.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    it does look tempting haha I have the same problem... my tailgate is all dented!
     
  6. Jun 28, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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    skytower

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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    If yours has been stolen, smashed, or otherwise unusable, an "airgate" or other web gate makes a cheap/quick fix.
    Personally, I'd get another gate from a junkyard and paint it.
     
  7. Jun 28, 2011 at 5:51 AM
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    i need one as well, i have been looking in the junkyards around here the prob is i just cant seem to find any tacos in junkyards.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2011 at 6:02 AM
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    I wonder what kind of shape there in after there shipped?
     
  9. Jun 28, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    i need one as well, i have been looking in the junkyards around here the prob is i just cant seem to find any tacos in junkyards.
     
  10. Jun 28, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    JaSkynyrd

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    Ok, clear this up for me--I have a couple of of dents on my tailgate and it's scratched pretty bad, but the taigate itself is fine. Can I buy this and pop it my tailgate frame, paint it and be done?
     
  11. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    You should be able to, as long as the guts of it are still intact
     
  12. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    They mos def are still good. Thanks for the info.
     
  13. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    Bought one, when it gets here I'll do a post on it's condition.
     
  14. Jun 28, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    you should be able to remove the old tailgate shell off your tailgate and replace it with this one.... for twenty bucks you cant go wrong
     
  15. Jun 28, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    I called a bunch of junkyards and they all dont seem to carry any tacomas
     
  16. Jun 29, 2011 at 5:50 AM
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    My experience with aftermarket sheet metal was that the parts didn't fit as good as factory, the bolt holes would not line up,alignment was terrible, mostly because after about a million of these parts were stamped put the dies wore out, and the manufacture just kept on shitting them out. I guess its worth a try for $19, as long as it doesn't have a big dent in it when it arrives.
     
  17. Jun 29, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    What's a good tailgate lock or something we can do to prevent someone from stealing the tailgate?
     
  18. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    i bought one a while back and havent got around to painting it i dont know if i could do it myself or get it done professionally?
     
  19. Jun 29, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    Nice find :thumbsup:

    Both lower corners of my tailgate are rusted & I'm debating on what action to take...

    1) buy a used one (this will probably require $ for body work / paint)
    2) something like this (which will also require $ for paint)
    3) POR-15 & bondo to cover up what I've got + some vinyl decals to cover it up. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Jun 29, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    Thanks man! I think this is the cheapest way to go :D
     
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