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New run of 05+ steel tailgate reinforcements

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace' started by HoffmanDesigned, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Jan 20, 2014 at 4:40 PM
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    HoffmanDesigned

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    Hi All-

    First off, I'd like to apologize for falling of off the face of the earth and missing both thread updates and even some Private Messages. I tried to respond to all but may have missed some. My excuse is that my day job (software engineer) has had me very busy of the last year with long days and weekends.

    Things are still busy, but I think I can shoehorn in another run of these tailgates.

    Since I have very little room in my garage I'd like to pre-sell these with a small $20 deposit. This just ensures that they don't sit in my garage for months.

    The total cost will be $150 plus shipping. How much is shipping? This depends on the location. With the last run the largest shipping charge within the 48 contiguous states was $50. Most of the time it was between $30 and $40. If this is a concern for you please send me your address and I can give you an estimate. Or, if the cost of shipping is above $50 when it comes time for the final buy and this changes your mind, I will completely refund your deposit.

    I need to pre-sell at least 10 of these tailgates to meet the minimum requirements for the shop to cut and bend. More than 10? Great! Less than 10 by the cutoff date, I will completely refund everyone's deposit.

    The cutoff date I'm kicking this off with is Friday, February 28. I've never done this before so I have no idea if this is too soon or too late, but we will find out.

    If you're looking for more information on these, please check out the following threads. I'd also like to thank everyone that added useful information to these threads.

    http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=144576
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/136618-how-im-fixing-my-flexy-tailgate.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacoma-marketplace/205271-fs-steel-tailgate-reinforcement.html

    So there you have it! For any questions, you can post in this thread, or email me: hoffmandesigned@gmail.com. I do respond to PMs, too, but email is one less step.

    If you want in on this, please PayPal $20 to hoffmandesigned@gmail.com and include your Name/Handle so I can add you to the list.

    BTW, yes, I still have my 2007 Tacoma and the tailgate still looks like it did in the first thread above.

    Thanks!


    11 of 10 deposits received from the following. (Updated 2014-2-24)
    - Dtrain (Daniel T.)
    - RugglesTarlek (Nigel R.)
    - tacooh (Brad H)
    - 617mike9c1 (Michael Y.)
    - ponchosportal (Alan H.)
    - tacomonazul (Luis R.)
    - Gaston (Dean N.)
    - JonathanN (Jonathan N.)
    - Rubenc87 (Ruben C.)
    - mattygaff (Matthew G.)
    - omesh (Omesh A.)

    Update 2014-2-24

    Order placed for 11 tailgates and I should receive the finished products in ~2 weeks.

    Update 2014-3-19

    Tailgate plates complete and ready for pickup. Will pick them up first thing tomorrow morning.

    Update 2014-03-22

    Tailgates retrieved and packed for shipping. All fully paid have been dropped off at FedEx.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
  2. Jan 20, 2014 at 6:07 PM
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    RacecarGuy

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    Do these come pre-drilled with all the holes for the bolts?
     
  3. Jan 20, 2014 at 8:37 PM
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    HoffmanDesigned

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    As of this point, no, they do not come pre-drilled. Frankly, I don't think I have the skills the ensure that every tailgate will fit perfectly if I drill them.

    However, I just came up with an idea. Using the holes in my tailgate, I could *mark* where the holes may/should be drilled. Then it would be up to you to confirm the locations and drill the holes yourself.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2014 at 8:42 AM
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    canyonchaser

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    I did the second write-up in the original post, and now, several years later, I gotta say, that if you haul anything in your taco, you need this upgrade!! It's probably the best upgrade I did to my pickup and It holds as much weight as you'd ever dare put in the back of the truck.

    Particularly motorcycles;
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    But also, other heavy things.
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    So, in a word, do this mod!!
     
  5. Jan 22, 2014 at 8:56 AM
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    tacomonazul

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    Shipping to 92231
     
  6. Jan 22, 2014 at 10:24 AM
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    HoffmanDesigned

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    Calexico, CA, right?

    Shipping is $26 for a total of $176 shipped.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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    Correct, if the other 9 tailgate people don't come can you do only 1?
     
  8. Jan 22, 2014 at 11:08 AM
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    HoffmanDesigned

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    Unfortunately, the cost for one is really high. When I was shopping these around to multiple local machine shops the last time, the cost for a single unit was over $800! It was explained to me that there's more time in setup and tooling than actually cutting/bending these plates.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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    Im in will send you money today after work or tomorrow.
     
  10. Jan 22, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/227832-my-never-end-build.html
    Im in too, sending money tomorrow
     
  11. Jan 22, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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    so in theory, if we are able to get more than the 10 involved, the price could be cheaper??? I'm definitely interested... but would want to see what we could do to lower price just a bit as I'm in Texas.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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    The cost reduction was huge going from 1 to 5, more 6-10, and less so thereafter. Though I don't have the detailed quote from years ago, I'm estimating they go down ~$15 each. My concern is that it will take a while just to get these 10 and it's unfair to those that want a tailgate NOW to have to wait months.

    But like I said, I'd be more than happy to do more than 10 and pass the savings right on.

    I've found that the shipping cost goes up with how far you are from one of their (FedEx) hubs, rather than how far in total miles. What's your zip code? I'll get you a quote.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2014 at 11:57 AM
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    78249. I don't mind picking up at a terminal in San Antonio though.
     
  14. Jan 22, 2014 at 12:12 PM
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    Shipping to your door in San Antonio would be $38 for a total of $188. I'll look into how to ship to a terminal, but not sure that would save much from that.
     
  15. Jan 22, 2014 at 5:18 PM
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    Im in. paypal sent.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2014 at 5:26 PM
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    I think I'll have to get one of these too.
     
  17. Jan 22, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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    HoffmanDesigned

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    :thumbsup: Received and noted in the first post!
     
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  18. Jan 22, 2014 at 5:41 PM
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    Is this 1/8" plate?
     
  19. Jan 22, 2014 at 9:49 PM
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    HoffmanDesigned

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    Wow, man, not sure why but the shipping to Hamilton is $53. I'll be a super nice guy and cut you a break on that $3 and round the whole total to $200.

    Yes, these are 1/8" cold rolled steel.
     
  20. Jan 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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    ill be letting you know here soon if im in. hopefully be making my taco purchase here within a week. looks like ill need it for the motorcycle! assuming this would work for the 2014.
     
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