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New run of 05+ steel tailgate reinforcements

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by HoffmanDesigned, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Mar 21, 2014 at 10:19 AM
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    Hi All-

    That's a lot of questions all at once! :D Hopefully I answered everyone's questions, but let me know if I missed anyone.

    Not the smoothest process, I know, but I'll try to streamline with what I'm learning.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 21, 2014 at 10:25 AM
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  3. Mar 25, 2014 at 7:10 AM
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    I just had my tailgate bend on my 2013 which started me looking for a fix...which lead me to this thread.

    Any chance that there are any not spoken for?? or will there be more runs in the future??
     
  4. Mar 25, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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    For this round,

    8 have shipped already
    2 are pending balance payment
    1 is a question mark, but I'm still tracking down the depositor

    There's a handful of folks on the waitlist already, so there's a good chance of another batch.

    I'm curious, what caused the tailgate to bend? Always looking for examples of usage that bends them.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2014 at 10:34 AM
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    Pics of the bent tailgate?
     
  6. Mar 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM
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    A buddy sort of hopped up on the tailgate and it bent.

    Pics attached

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  7. Mar 26, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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    Big dude.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2014 at 9:26 AM
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    Count me in on this if you do another set!!!!
     
  9. Mar 26, 2014 at 9:45 AM
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    I'm interested too
     
  10. Mar 26, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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  11. Mar 26, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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    Totally late to this party.

    I just bought a new [to me] 2007 tacoma prerunner on Saturday with the intention of using it to haul my motorcycle(s) around to track-days/events/etc.

    After going wide-eyed reading the bent tailgate stories, I am extremely interested in getting one of these....

    Any potential for another run? If so, sign me up! :D

    -Omesh
     
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  12. Mar 26, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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    Seems like there will be another run, lots off people interested on this
     
  13. Mar 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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    +1 to anyone use their tail to load unload or even sit on. test fit on a 2014 and everything is perfect. slight struggle to slip it on since my gate was already starting to bend due to loading bikes. great solution and will wait for warm weather to toss on some bed liner.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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    How did those hole markings line up?
     
  15. Mar 27, 2014 at 11:36 AM
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    With all of this interest in another batch, I see no reason not to get a third started immediately.

    Please see this thread for round 3!

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...d-batch-05-steel-tailgate-reinforcements.html


     
  16. Mar 27, 2014 at 2:26 PM
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    What size did you drill the holes?
     
  17. Mar 28, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    holes marked up great. i drilled 2 sizes for the two types of bolts used to hold down the original hardware. all screws sits flush and looks great. i would advise to put some type of clear bra/ vinyl to prevent too much rubbing, i only say that because in my case the tail was already slightly bent and rubbing. if you get a chance to snag one before the tail is warped or bent you should be golden. great work hoffman!!
     
  18. Mar 28, 2014 at 9:09 AM
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    I should receive mine today.
     
  19. Mar 31, 2014 at 8:18 AM
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    how did you align/figure-out where to drill the holes in the steel?


     
  20. Mar 31, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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    Just lay the composite decking over the metal, mark and drill.

    dp
     

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