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Fabbed tailgate idea

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jodiddly33, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Mar 22, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    Alright guys I wanna know what you think about this idea of mine, and if it'll work or not:

    I think it would be really cool if there was an aftermarket tailgate that could A.) be used as a normal tailgate B.) swing open like a tiregate, and C.) was removable and could be used as a dirtbike ramp.

    Think it could work? :confused: Maybe not a combo of all three, but something similar if it wasn't possible?
     
  2. Mar 22, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    anybody?
     
  3. Mar 22, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    I would buy one. Sounds Cool
     
  4. Mar 22, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    i know right? I personally don't have the skills to make one, but would be really interested if one existed
     
  5. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    tacobell007

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    doesn't the ridge line have something similar?
     
  6. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    yeah kinda, but it's not removable/usable as a ramp. I would like to see this be a bit more.... industrial i guess? more raw/utilitarian looking
     
  7. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    at one of the sema events Lund industries had some running boards that could be removed and used as dirtbike ramps, but they never put them into production. You have a pretty sick idea there. draw it up and patent it. lol
     
  8. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    Sounds like it could work. You could make it look pretty cool too i think. It would be heavier than hell though.
     
  9. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    haha I may just have to do that :D
     
  10. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    you could make a rectangular tailgate, insert a folding dirtbike ramp on one side and use the ramp as the supports of the tailgaite possibly?
     
  11. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    hmmmm that could work. i was thinking more along the lines of one single piece, but that might not be long enough for a ramp. idk, i guess i've got some measuring to do :D
     
  12. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    i was thinking in terms of an extension ladder. small then extends to a longer length
     
  13. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    ah i see where you're going now
     
  14. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    I have the skill. could make them out of aluminum. something like those fith wheel tailgates most bigger trucks use to hook up those travel trailers. its a good idea. Oh and I'm a welder and have metal fabricating skills, thats why i say i could do it. but don't have time now. Too busy building a bobber but i love the idea
     
  15. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    thanks man I like it too
     
  16. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    The station wagon my family had as a kid (1988 Pontiac Safari) could swing out like a door from drivers side, or open down like a tailgate. Also, the glass window could go down. I don't recall if it could be removed, but I'm sure one way or another, it could be done.

    So yes, it is possible.
     
  17. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    We had one of those station wagons too...


    This fabbed tailgate idea is really good. Whoever designs one like this could make some major money. I can nearly envision it- too bad I'm not in any way capable of making it!
     
  19. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    [/QUOTE]This fabbed tailgate idea is really good. Whoever designs one like this could make some major money. I can nearly envision it- too bad I'm not in any way capable of making it![/QUOTE]

    Thanks! Maybe in a few years when I'm out of engineering school! :D hahaha
     
  20. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    Good Idea. I would purchase it.
     
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