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

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

  1. Feb 22, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now

    i dont have an 05+ whats this composite you speak of?
     
  2. Feb 22, 2009 at 10:53 PM
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    Very cool and cheap mod to save your investment. Thanks Chris!!:D
     
  3. Feb 23, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    TacticalBacon13

    TacticalBacon13 Sorry for party rockin'

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    i was thinking about rigging up a claymore so if anyone disconnect my tailgate pays the ultimate price! haha.

    oh and by the way i saw these smileys and they reminded me of you chris for some reason.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Feb 23, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    Ghost96Romeo

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  5. Feb 23, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    how do i know if i have anal seepage?
     
  6. Feb 23, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Have you lost your tailgate recently?
     
  7. Feb 23, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    i have two tail gates. mine and the one i stole from Ed for making fun of me on TW
     
  8. Feb 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    longbow

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    Just finished reading all of this and plan on doing it, for the times I remove my cover.
    BUT for the first 2 years of owning my truck I could not remove the tailgate, I tried many times, just for fun but didn't need to haul anything. The time came when it needed to be removed, and upon closer look it seemed to have a metal shim (semi round) covering the slot 3/4 of the way. I had to take a large and long screwdriver to move the shim counter clock wise to clear the area and remove the tailgate. What this is all about..........no clue, but I am going to remove it and take a better look at it.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    This is top of the list! Thanks Chris!
     
  10. Feb 23, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    i couldn't find any with a key, but i got one anyways... i was all paranoid, but i'm a little better now ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Feb 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    Then you should have no anal seepage as you have double coverage... :p
     
  12. Feb 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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    what about 1st gen tacos?...im pretty sure its bolted on but just wondering
     
  13. Feb 23, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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

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    ND should be fine. Ed will have the Anal seepage.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    billas333

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    how does the tailgate actually come off? I unhooked the cables but then what do you have to do ?
     
  15. Feb 23, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    No seepage here!!!! Double clamped & locked tight FTW! :D u go way now!
     
  16. Feb 23, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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  17. Feb 23, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Hold the tailgate open at a slight angle, just like what I did in the vid. Passenger side pulls off first, then the driver side pulls out.
     
  18. Feb 23, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    billas333

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    sweet! I am thinking this may be easier to debadge this way. Just pull it off and bring it inside to debadge lol
     
  19. Feb 23, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    I got one up on you... I have the 'broken handle' mod. to open my tailgate you need a hefty screwdriver, put in juuuuust the right place. if you just lift the handle, it just acts like it's locked :) And i'm entirely too lazy to replace it... I don't mind the screwdriver. I got that down well now!
     
  20. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:48 AM
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