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

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

  1. Dec 17, 2016 at 10:49 AM
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    Hiluxski

    Hiluxski Well-Known Member

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    Where do you get those cool looking washers?
    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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    scleaf

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    We do not have one for the 2016 and on. We are still working on one for the 2016 plus tailgate locks. We have tried a few designs but did not like the fit. We have a new design that will be out next year, it will be worth the wait.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2016 at 11:03 AM
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    scleaf

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    Those are modified washers for a computer hard drive that was destroyed. I was looking for the DIY approach. I do have CNC machines so the mods were easy however it could be done on a drill press. :)
     
  4. Dec 17, 2016 at 11:06 AM
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    TacoGlenn

    TacoGlenn Nobody Makes a Monkey Outta Me!

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  5. Dec 20, 2016 at 3:06 PM
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    mrkabc

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    Morimoto 2 strokes and XB LED Fog Lights, OEM Roof Rack, Homelink Compass Mirror, Power Tailgate Lock, LED bed lights, PRO grille. Where's the mall?
    Any idea of ETA?
     
  6. Dec 21, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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    rz2mbc

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    Put this clamp on my 2014 Gen 2. Took it off when I traded for my 2016 Gen 3. Took about 10 mins to install . Much cheaper than a new tailgate !!
     
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  7. Dec 23, 2016 at 11:29 PM
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    Pinchet4co

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    My dad had his Ranger's tailgate jacked at his job. He ended up spray painting a piece of plywood red and writing Ford on it...lmao. I will definitely be doing this little mod on my precious Taco.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2016 at 7:05 AM
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    Trouble_The_Tacoma

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    Sharing with my brother and all my Tacoma friends. THANK YOU!
     
  9. Dec 27, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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    beachbunny

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    thanks for the tip, worked well
     
  10. Dec 30, 2016 at 7:56 PM
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    Targeting first quarter of 2017
     
  11. Jan 2, 2017 at 6:51 PM
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    Caligula

    Caligula It's the COVFEFE

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    If you don't want your tailgate stolen just put one of these on:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jan 10, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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    does the washer mod goes on both sides?
    the driver's side doesn't have a screw...
     
  13. Feb 5, 2017 at 5:02 AM
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    WhiskeyWilson

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    Thanks for the advice, gonna pick one up later today.
     
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  14. Feb 11, 2017 at 4:42 PM
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    Thanks - I did not know the risk. I've had one since 2003 and no problem. Getting a new one Minday and will and clamp Monday afternoon.
     
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  15. Feb 11, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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    Yeah, I have an old T100, never worried about it. You don't have a problem until AFTER they take it, huh?
    But as soon as I got the Tacoma it was done.
     
  16. Feb 11, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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    Is that about buying chunk/unshredded cheese? Shouldn't that be 'grate'?
     
  17. Feb 13, 2017 at 2:38 PM
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    Wow, I never thought about this till now. I just purchased my first truck. I tried to skim through the pages for a question I have, but 56 pages is too many. So, I'll ask and if it's been answered please forgive me. It also may seem like a stupid question. I have a 2017 Sport with a factory cover and the tail gate has a lock. So long as the tail gate is locked...I wouldn't have to worry about someone being able to take the gate off, right?? I most certainly don't want to assume anything. Of course, it's up to me to ensure it's always locked. Thanks for the help.
     
  18. Feb 17, 2017 at 6:45 AM
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    1mike1888

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    Thanks for the advice. Didn't even catch I did not have a lock until I saw this thread! Just put these on last night.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2017 at 1:41 PM
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    Photowithart

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    what if the tailgate has a factory lock?
     
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  20. Mar 14, 2017 at 3:17 PM
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    bridaw

    bridaw The light was yellow, Sir.

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    What if it isn't locked? It only takes that one time. I have a locking tailgate and cover. I still did the hinge and washer mods. Better safe than sorry.
     
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