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My Tailgate Got Jacked!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacox109, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Apr 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    Tacox109

    Tacox109 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Truck was parked in front of my pad overnight. I came out in the morning and it was gone! Then to top it off I'm driving down the street after that and my neighbors tailgate was gone too! Just plasti-dipped my badges too! Should've gotten a lock for the tailgate... =(
     
  2. Apr 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    169.254.255.201

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    Check craiglists within a few hundred miles.. Just to be on the safe side.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    Juggernaut

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  4. Apr 10, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    jw1983

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    I got a pop lock and I am glad that I did. Even doing the clamp mod on your tailgate could been some deterrent for some thieves in taking your tailgate.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Yeah, thieves suck ass. As stated above, PopNLock and hose clamp.
     
  6. Apr 11, 2013 at 3:52 AM
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    12DblCab

    12DblCab I don't know what to write here

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    Odds are, thieves are going to move along to an easier target if you have the clamp mod. Throw one on, and rotate the clamp so the screw head is facing down or away. Even better if you can find a clamp that isn't flathead or phillips.

    Sucks, OP, but maybe your post will encourage others to secure theirs.
     
  7. Apr 11, 2013 at 4:02 AM
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    Millertime187

    Millertime187 I'll be your huckleberry!

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    Just a few little things. It's my DD
    I HATE THEVES!!!:infantry:
     
  8. Apr 11, 2013 at 6:20 AM
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    ziggynagy

    ziggynagy All Glory To The Hypnotoad

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    You don't need anything expensive to prevent theft, I bought a marine-grade, turn key hosy clamp. This was my first mod (and cheapest). Been on my truck for 2 winters now... no rust, no paint chipping and it cost me $4.

    Keep an eye out on craigslist....

    Here's the clamp on Amazon I bought, gone up a lil in price. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JTOWN8/ref=oh_details_o00_s02_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1#productDetails
     
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  9. Apr 11, 2013 at 6:33 AM
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    I have one of these as well. I got mine from Autozone. Best investment yet.
     
  10. Apr 11, 2013 at 6:58 AM
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    Hairy Taco

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    start with this. A lock and a garage help too...

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 11, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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    Thank God a 4 wheeler rolled out of the back of my truck and screwed up my tailgate. Now nobody would ever steal it, but it still closes.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    Brandon###

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    for $100 you can get the powered pop n lock that operates when you lock and unlock your doors. there is no way to tell there is a lock on it until you try and open it.

    that was the 1st thing i did to my truck. 1 stolen tailgate is 1 too many for me, it won't happen again.:cool:
     
  13. Apr 11, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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    Tacox109

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    Thanks guys! Being that I've had the truck for 8 years I thought I was good and these weren't getting stolen as much. My dumba$$ had to learn the hard way! Gonna get a clamp and a lock for the next one!!! And yes, hopefully this will prevent the same thing from happening to someone else!!!
     
  14. Apr 11, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    JBCjr

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    Sorry to hear of your gate theft. The clamp mod is a low cost great idea.
    Your story is an important lesson for all.

    I will be listing for sale the two extra tailgates I have in a couple weeks, in case one of them is an option for you.

    I got my truck back in October and a friend asked to pick up a treadmill from Sears. Before I knew it I had a tweaked gate. Research after the fact, shows the options to beef it up.

    So I wanted a practice gate to work on and I went looking for several weeks and the first one I found was my color that looked ok but ended up tweaked more than mine, but shuts fine. Wanted to start with a straight one to insure the supports were the correct deminsions.

    Just a week after this, I bought another one in red. Now have a bright red and a maroon red which is my color.

    If my spar supports for the inside of the gate work out I'll post a how to up too.
     

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