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Help finding new tailgate and latch assembly

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dander7, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. Apr 13, 2020 at 12:17 PM
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    Dander7

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    So I’m new to Tacoma’s I’ve just recently acquired one I need help finding a place to purchase a tailgate and latch kit. I’ve found tailgates with the handle and cables but no latch assembly with rods latch etc any help would be amazing
     
  2. Apr 13, 2020 at 12:18 PM
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    whatstcp

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    What about your local Craigslist, OfferUp, letgo, fb marketplace
     
  3. Apr 13, 2020 at 12:21 PM
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    I’ve searched on Craigslist junk yards literally everywhere besides eBay most people selling them on there are states away and are asking for local pick up so seems like there’s no other option I have no problem buying a new tailgate and buying multiple parts off websites to put it together but the rods in the assembly and latch are hard to find
     
  4. Apr 13, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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  5. Apr 13, 2020 at 12:34 PM
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    Yeah I could find the latch no problem I’m having trouble finding the assembly that makes the latch work inside of the tailgate like the rods and latches on the right and left side that allow the tailgate to close onto the bed of the truck
     
  6. Apr 13, 2020 at 5:01 PM
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  7. Apr 14, 2020 at 2:00 AM
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    I have a tailgate from a 2013 Tacoma that I'm parting out. I can sell you the latch and rod from both sides.
    Where are you located?
     
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  8. Apr 14, 2020 at 8:57 AM
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    There’s a lot of parts that make up the tailgate. Hinges, latches, handle, rods, cables, bolts, screws, clips, inner panel, upper cap. Buying all the individual parts from Toyota would cost a lot. If Havoc can supply all the components, then you can buy a new shell and have it painted.

    If you can’t find a nice used complete color matched tailgate, it’s going to be expensive, no matter how you do it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2020
  9. Apr 14, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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    I’m from Massachusetts so I’m right next door I’ll take you up on that I sent you a pm
     

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