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Taco Tailgate Theft Deterance

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Rickochet, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Feb 4, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    Rickochet

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    Pop & Lock has one also but neither has a failsafe feature. I have a bedcover that locks from underneath and I have to open the tailgate to unlock the cover. If an electric lock fails in the locked mode I have a real problem. Looking at the installation instructions of the of both electric locks it looks like both have to installed by removing the access plates on the inside of the tailgate. So if the lock fails closed you have to take everything apart which requires access.

    Thanks for the tip for those who can use it.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM
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    evaforhire

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    Cool info, thanks. rob
     
  3. Mar 24, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    mainland_newfie

    mainland_newfie Mainland Newfie

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    while looking for the tailgate theft forum you were looking for, heres teh link with a video, instead of clicking right on the "mods and tutorials v" area at the top, just highlight it and watch the topics show, what you did was click on the top one and start a thread under cheap mods.... DONT do that, follow the list down there is one called "PREVENT TAILGATE THEFT MOD" I'm heading to walmart now to get some of those clamps and put one on my tailgate, wish me luck, as I'm retarded to anything about trucks, hahaha... good luck to ya and I hope this helps you
     
  4. Apr 4, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    I got one of those key clamps at walmart and installed it in the parking lot, took longer to pull the key off when done than put it on. I keep a set of all my spare keys in a secret place (not on my truck) for toolbox, fuel cap, door, and now tailgate-hose-clamp. I never want to but another type of hose clamp again.
     
  5. May 20, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    Edrin55

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    I just went to my local Walmart in Poway, CA. The guys working in the automotive department told me they discontinued them. They knew about them and even described them to me. They are called Turn-Key Clamps they said. So.... I went to AutoZone, Dixieline, Cheif Auto Parts, Napa Auto Parts, and Kragen. Kargen finally had them. $3.99 for two. Size #20 5Y020V. They didnt have the inch measurement on the packaging. As a side note...... AutoZone and Dixieline had the regular ones, but I wanted the ones with the removable key.
     
  6. May 20, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    lawnrevenge

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  7. Jul 7, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    I went a step further and mounted a couple of eyebolts. one to the bedrail and one to the tailgate. Easy mod, unobtrusive, and the tailgate is locked upright when I have the bedcover on.

    Mike
     
  8. Jul 7, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    Hoyal

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    I used 2 hose clamps one flipped upside down and the other over it.. Jb weld is next me and my friends have a thing with stealing each others and hiding them.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    dog tired

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    Cable lock it

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  10. Mar 11, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    Is that set-up with the cable and the hose clamp like wearing a belt and suspenders at the same time?
     
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  11. Mar 11, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    Another good anti-theft would be to take a big sledge hammer and dent the hell out of your tailgate. Then, they won't want to steal it.
     
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  12. Mar 11, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    I have suspenders that need to be attached to a belt to work:p
     
  13. Mar 13, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    Thanks for this mod....
     
  14. Dec 14, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    meirvin

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    I took it a little further and painted my clamp black and then installed it where you have to gain access from the bottom..FWIW

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  15. May 3, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    im thinking 1/2 in zip ties might work just as well
    especially if you spin them so you cant get to the zipper
     
  16. Aug 18, 2011 at 3:13 AM
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    Weld that bitch on there.

    Why would you have to take your tailgate off anyway?
    Unless your a br0.
     
  17. Sep 8, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    I was reading through some of the post today and came across the hoseclamp method for the tailgate...Thanx for the ideas guys.

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  18. Oct 3, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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  19. Oct 3, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    i may do something... but i still have yet to get my tail gate off. i have tried a few times and every time spent like 5 min trying. and i can’t get it!!
     

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