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Need tailgate shell. Ebay or Amazon?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by umpire3, Jan 16, 2022.

  1. Jan 16, 2022 at 2:10 PM
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    umpire3

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    Got rear ended. Big enough dent to require a tailgate shell. The dent is about 24" long and about 1/2" deep. All the mechanisms are in good shape, ready to re-use again. The body shop wants $557 for a factory shell.

    Looking on Ebay there is this one with good reviews: (https://www.ebay.com/itm/283053028520?fits=Year:2004|Model:Tacoma|Make:Toyota).

    And on Amazon there is this one: (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1LFAG...colid=2X3Y4TFLJS1GZ&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1).

    Any comments?
     
  2. Jan 16, 2022 at 2:13 PM
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    pegleg6942

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    In my opinion, I'd go with the Amazon one. Their return policy is better to me if you need it.
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2022 at 2:16 PM
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    Old green toyota

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    What is your location? Do you prefer an oem gate? I can probably get that price cut in half
     
  4. Jan 16, 2022 at 2:20 PM
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  5. Jan 16, 2022 at 5:36 PM
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    I have owned my 95 4x4 xtra cab for 22 years now...And I have been through a few tail gates. I cant stress this enough! If its an OEM or an aftermarket gate...you need to use some type of rust protection on the inside of the gate!!! I use CRC heavy duty marine corrosion inhibitor. It seems to work really well. Comes in a spray can and it dries to a waxy film. Awesome stuff! I use it on all the cars I restore for the inside of the panels!
     
  6. Jan 16, 2022 at 5:39 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

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  7. Jan 16, 2022 at 5:48 PM
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    Old green toyota

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    Pm me If you want an oem gate. I can also paint it, needs to be picked up in Sacramento though.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2022 at 10:34 AM
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    umpire3

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    Pm'ed OGT.
     

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