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I think my tailgate finally had enough.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MxRacer190, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    Will I be better off just buying a random tailgate and re painting it? Indigo is a rare color.
     
  2. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    Hiatt1991

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    tiregate! ftw!
     
  3. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    What did you do?
     
  4. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    4x4jeep

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    Did the same thing to my tail gate. Been rocking the invisible tail gate ever since haha
     
  5. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    Would be a good time for one, but I don't think they're dirt-mo-scooter friendly

    hauling dirt bike and unloading/loading it. + weak ass tailgate.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    hard2kill

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    see if one of our vendors can weld you up a steel baja style gate so this dont keep happening.....some square stock steel with a couple cross pieces and use the factory latches off your bent tailgate...think it would look cool
     
  7. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    spares

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    paintdiddy

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    Give me the bike and fix tailgate..problem solved
     
  9. Sep 5, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    booboy

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    Crap! Is that what happens over time?
     
  10. Sep 5, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    this I might do thanks!


    sent t4t

    Idk about the newer models, but the older models w/o reinforced tailgates, yes, this is what happens over time.
     
  11. Sep 5, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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  12. Sep 5, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    Isn't there a TSB out for this?
     
  13. Sep 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    yeah but I have an '06 with 125k miles.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    PMK

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    Bummer about the tailgate. And to think, that is a small bike, not even a 450.

    I quickly looked at the links. Somehow, somewhere here this is a post about making a sheet steel skin and double angle lip to add some beef to an oem tailgate.

    I thought it was named the ...something gator. The guy that did the mod posted the dimension to have the metal bent to.

    I would find that topic, with a little bit of effort, that tailgate should be able to be straightened. Adding the doubler metal should give it a good bit of additional life.

    Best of luck with it.

    PK
     
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