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How much is the tailgate? Ours got stolen =(

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by david04, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. Oct 12, 2007 at 11:23 AM
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    david04

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    :( This truck doesn't even have 5,000 miles yet and someone stole the tailgate right off it. Apparently, there were 3 that were stolen around my area... becareful guys!

    Which option is cheaper? paying insurance deductable of $500, or buying the part separetly and painting it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 12, 2007 at 11:35 AM
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    Janster

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  3. Oct 12, 2007 at 2:35 PM
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    Audible

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    Thats exactly why everyone needs to buy and install a Pop-lock or other brand locking tailgate handle. :mad:
     
  4. Oct 12, 2007 at 7:00 PM
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    Viper-2

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    There's a cool mod I saw on Toyota Nation where I think someone used a hose clamp too. I have a pop&lock on mine. Also Dave where do you live? I hear in California this is a real problem.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2007 at 9:38 PM
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  6. Oct 13, 2007 at 3:42 AM
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  7. Oct 13, 2007 at 5:10 AM
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    TheMaster

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  8. Oct 13, 2007 at 7:59 PM
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    Map06TRD

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    borrow someone else;s
     
  9. Oct 13, 2007 at 9:53 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    That sux!
    Maybe you can find one at a junkyard and claim bent tailgate TSB? Or 1sttoyota parts.com

    Pop N Lock when you get it fix. $25 bux.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2007 at 6:23 PM
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    Spacedude

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    I added the hose clamp to mine (Thanks Steve) you never know. I used thread locker on it to make it extra hard to unscrew it. I figure no one is gona hang around long enough now to remove it!
     
  11. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    dog tired

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    Cable lock it and hose clamp it

    They won't take the time to cut it off and remove the clamp

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    eordonez

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    my tailgate was stolen a year ago, I live in Mexico, dealership quoted me around $1400 USD, IIRC..... it included everything and painted.... sorry about your tailgate, I know how it sucks, and just a suggestion, stay away from e-bay tailgates, most of them are stolen, if the seller doesn't have a valid VIN, its probably stolen....
     
  13. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    Crom

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    Hatch a plan; make it happen.
    Monitor craigs list and ebay. If you see your tailgate for sale, notify the authorities. Anyone selling a tailage should be detained for questioning anyway.

    Everyone should use the hose clamp mod for tailgate security.
     
  14. Mar 9, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    aficianado

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    would LOVE to know the area where the OP had his stolen. good info, to protect ours, and to keep an eye out for his.

    color?
     
  15. Mar 9, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    check your local craigslist... you can probably buy it back from the guy!

    Sorry to hear tho!
     
  16. Mar 9, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    I tried to take the tailgate off my truck when I first got it and couldn’t do it. WTF! Somebody (probably the dealer in Sacramento) rotated the plastic sleeve on the side of the tailgate with the slot to fill the gap. This is a great and simple fix.
     
  17. Mar 9, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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  18. Mar 9, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    Did you guys see the date of the OP?
     
  19. Mar 9, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    2-1/2 year bump to the thread. :p
     
  20. Mar 9, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    I have my old tailgate from when they replaced it with the TSB gate.. It's slightly bent but definitely usable, doesn't have the plastic back piece. Is it worth selling?
     
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