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Tailgate Anti Theft Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blm, Jul 31, 2013.

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  1. Jul 31, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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    blm

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    In the brief period that I have been visiting this forum I have been the benefactor of a couple clever mods for my 2013. So I have decided to share one for all Tacoma owners. It would probably take an average thief less than 30 seconds to steal your tailgate. It would probably take a good thief less than 10 seconds to steal your tailgate.
    The solution is simple. Install a stainless steel hose clamp on the passenger side tailgate hinge. This would require a thief to be come ready with a screwdriver which I doubt they would be prepared for. Cost? A couple bucs. Mod install time? Less than five minutes.
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  2. Jul 31, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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    TailDrag

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  5. Jul 31, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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    Pics? :cool:
     
  6. Jul 31, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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  7. Jul 31, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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  8. Jul 31, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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    Dude was trying to do something nice, even if it'd been done already - it's amusing but not exactly deserving of that.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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    I did that with mine, But I flipped the hose clamp over so the screw slot is pointed towards the tailgate. I used an open end wrench to tighten it.
     
  10. Jul 31, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    TailDrag is right. I was trying to do something nice and it was my mistake that I didn't check the mods lost to see if it had already been posted. So tell me Jon850FL, how many mods have you contributed to this forum?
     
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    I use the search button and read.
     
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