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Looking for a anti-theft tailgate device...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Taco Lover, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    Taco Lover

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    Is there something I can put on my tailgate besides a Pop n Lock? Thanks
     
  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    eordonez

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  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    PopnLock and tailgate hose clamp are your options. Well, you could park a Rotweiler in the bed but that would be inhumane.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    epa4wd

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    Pop & Lock,
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    Hose Clamp Mod,
    Gate Keeper.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    eordonez

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    yeah or adding a hard tonneau too, but thats expensive....
     
  6. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Taco Lover

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    It doesn't get much easier than that. You are the man! Thanks
     
  7. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    True. I assumed he wanted more affordable options since he mentioned PnP.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    The E-Z clamp on the hinge is a brilliant idea. A thief would probably not spend a whole lot of time trying to figure it out & give up on it pretty quick--At least it's a good deterrent.:) Cheap too.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    not to many, love it the way it is
    wal mart does not carry the ez clamp anymore. other than the internet not sure where else to get them
     
  10. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    Hose clamp mod is the best bet for what you're looking for.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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  12. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    I think the ez clamp has a non standard sized bolt head so it makes it harder for a prepared ( he knew he was gonna be doing it ) thief who may have standard sized wrenches and such in their pocket.
     
  13. Aug 11, 2009 at 4:56 AM
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    KodiakVA

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    eordonez is right about Autozone. That is where I bought mine. I could not find them at a Walmart so I started to scoure the auto parts stores. Nobody had them till I went to Autozone. Sprayed mine a close match to the Barcelona Red and you can't even see it unless you look closely. Good deterrent.
     
  14. Aug 11, 2009 at 5:20 AM
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    Clamps + popnlock for the cheap keep!
     
  15. Aug 11, 2009 at 5:24 AM
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    JeffRock

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    Damn, Beat me to it.
     
  16. Aug 11, 2009 at 6:12 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Correct. The EZ clamp has a 5 point head, and comes with a special tool used for removal. No socket or wrench will fit it.
     
  17. Aug 11, 2009 at 6:45 AM
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    carmellocafe

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    I spent days trying to find e-z clamps at various hardware stores & department stores--No luck. Then I tried Autozone and they had them right up front on the counter next to the cash register.
     
  18. Aug 11, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    Buzzoff

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    Good thinking with the paint! I just used a standard hose clamp and rotated it so the head is against metal. It was very tight and not easy to rotate. Since then, I have been unable to rotate it back (probably settled into the paint a bit).

    But it is very noticeable. If I get motivated one day, I may pull it off and replace with a painted EZ Clamp.
     
  20. Aug 11, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    FYI: If you're doing the hose clamp, put something underneath so you don't scratch the shit out of the paint. I cut out a piece from a plastic bucket that a half gallon of strawberries came in (seriously).
     
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