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does earlier models 1st gen tailgates fit 2000-2004?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by UnicornTaco, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Jan 30, 2018 at 4:40 AM
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    UnicornTaco

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    I was wondering if the earlier models 1st gen tail gates fit models between 2000-2004? Not sure if this matters, but I have a DC. I was looking to replace my tailgate.

    Thanks

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  2. Jan 30, 2018 at 8:37 AM
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    turbodb

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    Anything from a 95.5+ should fit any reg,xtra,dbl cab first gen. Only the step-side models had different gates.
     
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  3. Jan 30, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    That looks like a Toyota Pickup tailgate, not a Tacoma tailgate.
     
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  4. Jan 30, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    Agreed, I think it's pre-95.5 - 89-95 if I were to bet.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    That’s correct 89-95. It’s on top

    I just did some homework.... though the width is the same the latch won’t line up. Also, there’s no swapping the latch because the cable is aligned with the handle.

    Too bad I was eyeing one... got some rust on my DC tailgate that’s an eye sore.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2019 at 8:01 AM
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    Anyone successfuly done this swap with modification? I love this tailgate style and wanted to swap it to my 96
     

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