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Tailgate theft....How to prevent it....

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    It cant hurt. :)
     
  2. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Nice!!!! Great videos! I actually just installed a pop-n-lock last night but I am going to add the hose clamp as well to double the protection!!! Thanks Chris as always brotha!!!;)
     
  3. wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    dude that sucks the second gens can be removed so easily!

    my truck(not sure if its all first gens) you have to unbolt the tailgate from the hinge. Thats the only way to get it off.
     
  4. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    On my 2000., it was just as easy to remove as the newer Tacomas.
     
  5. wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    tomorrow if its not nasty out ill see about some pics of mine:)
     
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    Great! Thanks so much Chris, gonna do this tomorrow for sure.... So many hoodrats rollin around in my part of the neighborhood
     
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    Before I applied the hose clamp I wrapped the tailgate support pin with black electrical tape and covered the clamp with another piece of tape. No scratches have appeared.
     
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    i have an 07 and with mine the only way to get it off is by unbolting it:confused:
     
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    Well my tailgate would take at least two more seconds to remove because it has the wiring for the backup camera attached to it. Then again that would make it all the more worth stealing. I was looking at those clamps at wal~mart the other day and almost bought some. I cant remember why I didn't, but I will be getting some tomorrow.
     
  10. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    No its not. On the passenger side, the tailgate hinge is open on the underside allowing it to pop right out like I showed in the vid.
     
  11. Pootz

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    I was thinking something similar except I was planning on using a small piece of rubber from a bicycle inner tube.
     
  12. chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    There is plenty of clearance for the clamp to not hit any painted surface. With the addition of a rubber peice, it MAY start to interfer as the diameter has been increased. If useing something to "insulate" the clamp, keep in mind that that could possibly give some "wiggle room" to any would be theive to get past the clamp and take your tailgate. If the clamp is fully tigtend, it wont move on the hing so it wont hurt the paint. If it leaves a small scratch and you are worried about rust, then hit the area with a shot of some rust inhibitor spray paint.
     
  13. shrekdaogre

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    nice write up, just went to wal mart and bought my clamps. Thank You
     
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    Already done. The clamps are made by Ideal.
     
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    Hey chris, thanks for posting the vids, i knew it was easy but not that easy! gonna go buy some clamps asap to go with the pop n lock.
     
  16. chris4x4

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    No problem, Man! I saw that there was no write up, and as easy as it is to do, a 1:30 vid covered it very well. no reason people shouldnt do this unless they have a locking tailgate, cover, or shell. :)
     
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    anything to make it more difficult to steal is a-ok by me!
     
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    I did the hoseclamp mod and installed a Pop n Lock.... :D
     
  19. w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Consider it done. Heading to Wal-Mart tomorrow! My truck is in the garage right now for the night. I love the video. Very compelling. Thanks!!!
     
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    TacoNut IgnoringChrisWatchingEdLi veVicariouslyThroughMJP2

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    one of the first things I did to the truck.... It only sucks when you do have to take the tailgate off your stuck searching for a screwdriver in your truckbox that's never where it's supposed to be!!!
     
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